Pharmacognostical Investigation of Indigofera barberi Gamble (Fabaceae) – A Threatened Medicinal Herb
Hygeia.J.D.Med.6 (2) 2014; 45-56.
Srinivasan.N and Sathyanarayana.D
Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India.608001
Plan: A preliminary Pharmacognostical study on the leaves and stems of Indigofera barberi Gamble
Methodology: The Indigofera barberi Gamble leaves and stems were collected, in the forest regions of Thalakona (Nelakona regions) of Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh, India in the month of November. The collected drug were dried and studied to determine various Pharmacognostical parameters such as macroscopy, microscopical characters of leaf and stems including its powder microscopical characters. The shade dried powder and various solvent extracts (viz., petroleum ether, chloroform, dichloromethane ethanol and water) have been analysed for their phytochemicals, behaviour of powder with different chemical reagents and fluorescence characters.
Outcome: The data generated for the Pharmacognostical evaluation on Indigofera barberi Gamble leaves and stems. The results may be useful as a reference material in the preparation of standard monograph.
Keywords: Indigofera barberi, stem, leaf, histological, powder microscopy.
Received: 1 July 2014, Revised: 20 July 2014, Accepted: 30 July 2014, Available online: 10 October 2014
Srinivasan.N and Sathyanarayana.D. Pharmacognostical investigation of Indigofera barberi gamble (Fabaceae) – a threatened medicinal herb. Hygeia.J.D.Med 2014; 6(2):45-56. Available from http://www.hygeiajournal.com / Article ID-Hygeia.J.D.Med/135/14. doi:10.15254/H.J.D.Med.6.2014.135.
Srinivasan.N, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India.608001