Pharmacognostical identification of stem and root of Ipomoea quamoclit (Linn.)

K. Rajendran, K.K. Srinivasan, A. Shirwaikar

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This paper presents a detailed pharmacognostical study of the stem and root of the crude drug Ipomoea quamoclit Linn. (Convolvulaceae). Morphoanatomy of the stem and root have been studied with the aim to aid pharmacognostic and taxonomic species identification using light and confocal microscopy, WHO recommended physico-chemical determinations and authentic phytochemical procedures. The physico-chemical, morphological and histological parameters presented in this paper may be proposed as parameters to establish the authenticity of stem and root of I. quamoclit and may possibly help to differentiate the drug from its other species.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-278
Number of pages6
JournalNatural Product Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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