Hygeia journal for drugs and medicines


A Preliminary Pharmacognostical report on the Stem bark of Cassia fistula Linn.
Hygeia.J.D.Med.4(1),April 2012-October 2012,29-33.

Authors:J. Shashi Kanth1, P. Rama Chandra Reddy2, P.Padma Rao3*and A.Vijaya Bhasker Reddy4 


1, 2, 4. Plant Anatomy and Taxonomy Lab, Department of Botany, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, 500007.

3. Drug standardization Unit (H), O.U.B.32, Road No. 4, Habsiguda, Hyderabad , Andhra Pradesh, India , 500007.

Article history: 
Received: 2 June, 2011,
Revised: 8 August  2011,

Accepted: 05 January 2012
Available online: 05April 2012


Plan: The present study on the stem bark of Cassia fistula Linn for laying down preliminary Pharmacognostical identification standards 

PrologueCassia fistula Linn .is known as Aragvadha in Ayurveda is an important medicinal plant belonging to family Caesalpiniaceae. The stem bark is anti dysenteric, laxative and diuretic.

Outcome: The diagnostic features are the presence of starch grains, stone cells, crystalliferous phloem fibers, uni or biseriate medullary rays.

Key words: Cassia fistula Linn. , Stem bark, Stone cells, Crystals.

Article Outline

2.Materials and methods
4.Discussion and conclusions

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