Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-PHDRS-000012
Title: Pharmacognostic Studies on Actinodaphne hookeri Meissn leaves.
Category: Pharmacognosy and Herbal Drugs related study
Section: Editorial
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    Leaves of Actinodaphne hookeri Meissn (Family, Lauraceae) is commonly known as Pisa and traditionally used in the treatment of diabetes and urinary disorders. The fresh leaf was studied for pharmaconostic evaluations, including examination of morphological and microscopic characters, determination of leaf constants, ash values and extractive values. The morphological studies revealed that the leaf is dark green color with characteristic odour and bitter taste, shape accuminate- lanceolate, margin-entire, symmetrical base, and length varying from 7.5 inches to 2.3 inches width. Dorsal side is smooth shining and ventral surface is pubescent and hirsute.In the microscopic studies, the leaves showed the presence of trichomes, collenchyma, vascular bundles, spongy parenchyma, hypodermis, palisade  cells and anisocytic stomata. The total ash, acid insoluble ash, water-soluble ash values and sulfated ash were observed to be 3.6%, 2.6%, 2.3% and 6.24% respectively. Alcohol soluble and water-soluble extractive values of the leaves were observed to be 18% and 19% respectively. The leaves were extracted with ethanol and successively extracted with  Petroleum ether, chloroform, methanol and water in increasing order of polarity. Preliminary phytochemical investigation showed the presence of alkaloids, glycosides, tannins, triterpenoids, carbohydrates and flavonoids.

    Cite this article as: Dharmeshkumar. D. Prajapati 1*, N.M.Patel 1 , S.S.Patel1 , M.S.Patel1 R.V. Savadi 2, K.S.Akki2 , K. Mruthunjaya3, Pharmacognostic Studies on Actinodaphne hookeri Meissn leaves, Journal of Pharmacy Research Vol.1.Issue 1. July-September 2008,48-54.

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    Dharmeshkumar. D. Prajapati 1*, N.M.Patel 1, S.S.Patel1, M.S.Patel1 . R.V. Savadi 2, K.S.Akki2, K. Mruthunjaya3

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    1Department of Pharmacognosy, Shri B.M.Shah College of Pharmaceutical Education and
    Research, Modasa, Gujarat-383315
    2Department of Pharmacognosy, KLE’S College of Pharmacy, Hubli, Karnataka-580031
    3Department of Pharmacognosy, JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysore, Karnataka-580031

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    Dharmesh kumar. D. Prajapati, Department of Pharmacognosy, Shri B.M.Shah College
    of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Modasa, Gujarat-383315,India
    E-mail:dharmesh09mpc@yahoo.co.in


    Received on: 02-05-2008; Accepted on :14-07-2008

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    Dharmeshkumar. D. Prajapati 1*, N.M.Patel 1, S.S.Patel1, M.S.Patel1 . R.V. Savadi 2, K.S.Akki2, K. Mruthunjaya3

    Title:Pharmacognostic Studies on Actinodaphne hookeri Meissn leaves.
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):1 (July-September 2008)
    Year:2008
    Page No: (48-54)
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    Research Materials: Actinodaphne hookeri

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Actinodaphne hookeri Pisa Pharmacognostic

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