Pharmacognostical studies of Portulaca oleracea Linn

B.S.A. Kumar, V. Prabhakarn, K. Lakshman, R. Nandeesh, P. Subramanyam, S. Khan, D. Ranganayakalu, N.V. Krishna

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Portulaca oleracea Linn, belongs to family Portulaceae and is a widely distributed weed. It has been used as a folk medicine in many countries as diuretics, febrifuge, antiseptic, antispasmodic and vermifuge. This paper deals with the microscopic study of leaf; stem and root of Portulaca oleracea, along with the physico-chemical and preliminary phytochemical analyses that were also studied.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-531
Number of pages5
JournalBrazilian Journal of Pharmacognosy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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Kumar, B. S. A., Prabhakarn, V., Lakshman, K., Nandeesh, R., Subramanyam, P., Khan, S., ... Krishna, N. V. (2008). Pharmacognostical studies of Portulaca oleracea Linn. Brazilian Journal of Pharmacognosy, 18(4), 527-531.