Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-PHDRS-00001592
Title: Pharmacognosy and phytochemical evaluation of Gynochthodes umbellata (L.) Razafim. and B .Bremer (Rubiaceae) a potent dye yielding medicinal plant
Category: Pharmacognosy and Herbal Drugs related study
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    Gynochthodes umbellata is a pretty woody climber with bright orange fruit having potent medicinal properties. Traditionally it is used for treating dysentery and diarrhoea. The present study is focussed on the pharmacognostic characters of the plant and its bioactive compounds. A systematic approach is necessary in pharmacognostic study which helps in confirmation and determination of identity, purity and quality of a crude drug. Various physicochemical parameters like ash values, extractive values, and moisture content were investigated. Preliminary analysis showed the presence of various groups of phytochemicals like anthraquinone, terpenoids, flavonoids, steroids, glycosides, phenols in various plant extracts. These studies revealed the presence of various important bioactive compounds and proved that the plant is medicinally important. These results may help in standardization, identification and in carrying out further research in G. umbellata.

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    Anjusha Sudhakaran  and *Gangaprasad Appukutan Nair

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    Plant Tissue Culture and Molecular Biology Lab,Department of Botany,
    University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram,Kerala-695581, India.

    *Corresponding author.
    Gangaprasad Appukutan Nair
    Department of Botany,
    University of Kerala,
    Kerala- 695581, India.

    Received on:01-06-2014; Revised  on: 17-07-2014; Accepted on:08-08-2014

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    Anjusha Sudhakaran  and *Gangaprasad Appukutan Nair

    Title:Pharmacognosy and phytochemical evaluation of Gynochthodes umbellata (L.) Razafim. and B .Bremer (Rubiaceae) a potent dye yielding medicinal plant
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Page No: (1120-1125)
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    Methodology:pharmacognostical evaluation, phytochemical screening.
    Research Materials:Gynochthodes umbellata, Morinda umbellata


Gynochthodes umbellata Morinda umbellata pharmacognostical evaluation phytochemical screening.

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