MORPHO-ANATOMICAL AND PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF AERIAL PARTS OF BORRERIA HISPIDA K.SCH.
Indhiramuthu Jayashree*, DH. Geetha and M. Rajeswari
Borreria hispida K. Sch. (syn. Spermacoce hispida L.) popularly known as „Nattaichuri‟ in Tamil and „Shaggy button weed‟ in English, belongs to the family Rubiaceae. The plant is noted for its immense medicinal prospective. So the increasing demand for herbal medicines has inevitably led to maintaining the quality and purity of herbal raw materials and finished products. WHO acknowledged that pharmacognostical standards should be proposed as a protocol for the authentication and quality assurance of herbal drugs. The goal of the present evaluation is carried out the morpho-anatomical and phytochemical standardization of aerial parts above said plant.
Keywords: Borreria hispida, morpho-anatomical studies, phytochemical, aqueous and ethanolic extracts.
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