Vol. 7, Issue 4 (2018)
Assessment of pharmacognostic and phytochemical standards of Crataeva magna (Lour) DC stem and leaf
Vijaya G, Michael Evanjaline R, Parthipan and Mohan VR
The aim of the present study is to access the pharmacognostic and phytochemical parameters of stem and leaf of Crataeva magna. Macroscopical, microscopical, physicochemical evaluation, fluorescence analysis, preliminary phytochemical screening of phytoconstituents were determined by various extracts of stem and leaf of Crataeva magna. Microscopic study shows the general internal characteristics of stem and leaf. Physiochemical investigation of stem and leaf shows the total ash, acid insoluble ash, water soluble ash and sulphated ash values were 8.24 %, 3.10%, 2.56%, 10.08% and 9.48%, 2.76%, 2.28%, 10.26%respectively. In the present study it is noted that the extractive value of water is more than that in other solvents investigated. Through the preliminary phytochemical assessment the presence of alkaloid, catechin, coumarin, flavonoid, phenol, quinine, saponin, steroid, tannin, terpenoid, sugar, glycoside and xanthoprotein is revealed. Further this information will be used for pharmacological and therapeutical evaluation of the species. The same will also be assisted in standardization for quality, purity and sample identification.
How to cite this article:
Vijaya G, Michael Evanjaline R, Parthipan, Mohan VR. Assessment of pharmacognostic and phytochemical standards of Crataeva magna (Lour) DC stem and leaf. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(4):892-898.