PHARMACOGNOSTIC, PHYSICO CHEMICAL AND PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF PHYLLANTHUS ACIDUS (L.) SKEELS. LEAVES
R. Karthiyayini*, M. Harsha Vardini and S. Amutha
Medicinal Plants play a vital role in minimizing human illness and enhancing the quality of human life form ancient days itself. Plant are basically contain a large amount of secondary metabolites, which promotes human health. The present study aims to investigate the phamacognostic analysis viz. organoleptic, fluorescence analysis, physico chemical and phytochemical screening of Phyllanthus acidus leaves, the present observations shows some marked difference in the organoleptic and fluorescence analysis and physico chemical analysis. In phytochemical screening conformed that the presence of alkaloid, flavonoid, steroid, saponin, phenol, terpenoid, carbohydrate, quinine, starch, etc. The study contributes to the development of standardization parameters of herbal drugs used in our system of medicine.
Keywords: Pharmacognostic; Organoleptic; Fluorescence analysis; Phytochemical screening.
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