Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-PHDRS-0000441
Title: Phytochemical and Pharmacognostic Evaluation of Euphorbia hirta Linn. Leaves
Category: Pharmacognosy and Herbal Drugs related study
Section: Research Article
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    Euphorbia hirta linn.(Euphorbiaceae), a pantropic herbaceous wild plant which has been widely used in several countries as an antidiarrhoeal, antidiuretic, also as a treatment of expectorant and also remedy for bronchitis, asthama, intestinal ailments of children and for various skin diseases. The current study was therefore carried out to provide requisite pharmacognostic details about the plant. In the microscopic studies, the leaves showed the presence of trichomes, vascular bundles, collenchyma and anomocytic stomata. The total ash, acid insoluble ash, water-soluble ash and sulfated ash were observed to 5.5±0.3%, 2.5±0.5%,3.5±0.2% and 7.0% respectively. Water soluble, alcohol soluble and petroleum ether soluble extractive values were found to be 24±1.5%, 12±1.0% and 4±0.7% respectively.Moisture content was found to be 4.2±2.0%. The leaves were first defatted with petroleum ether and successively extracted with methanol finally fractionated in to diethyl ether, chloroform, ethyl acetate and n-butanol. Preliminary phytochemical showed the presence of alkaloids, steroids, carbohydrates and flavonoids.

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    Ashish M. Kandalkar1*, K.P.Manjunath1, Hasan Pasha Sholapur1,Ansar M. Patel1,Snehal S. Darade.1

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    *1Dept. of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, KLES’s College of Pharmacy, Vidyanagar, Hubli-31(Karnataka)


    For correspondence:Ashish M. Kandalkar ,Dept. of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, KLES’s College of Pharmacy, Vidyanagar, Hubli-31(Karnataka)


    Received on:11-08-2008; Accepted on :04-02-2009

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    Ashish M. Kandalkar1*, K.P.Manjunath1, Hasan Pasha Sholapur1,Ansar M. Patel1,Snehal S. Darade.1

    Title:Phytochemical and Pharmacognostic Evaluation of Euphorbia hirta Linn. Leaves
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):2 (March)
    Year:2009
    Page No: (349-352)
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    Methodology:pharmacognostic evaluation.
    Research Materials:Euphorbia hirta Linn

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Euphorbia hirta Linn Panotropic pharmacognostic evaluation.

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