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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   1

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2008

Pages :   496-501

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Pharmacognostical Evaluation of Plumeria alba Linn

Address:   R Radha1*, T Sivakumar1 and S Arokiyaraj2
1 Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Madras Medical College, Chennai – 3,
2Department of Biomedical Engineering, Sathyabama University, Chennai – 119
*Corresponding Author

Plumeria alba Linn (Apocynaceae) is used in the treatment of ulcers, herpes, scabies and seeds possess haemostatic properties. The bark is bruised as plaster over hard tumours. Only a very limited research has been carried out on the plant, under the present study assumes singular significance and it is supposed to contribute a great deal to the existing literature. The present paper highlights the macroscopic and microscopic characters of leaf, petiole, physico chemical evaluation and preliminary phytochemical studies of the plant (leaves). These observations would be of immense value in the botanical identification and standardization of the drug in crude form. This study would help distinguish the drug from its other species.
Apocynaceae Pharmacognosy, HPTLC, Plumeria alba.
R Radha, T Sivakumar, S Arokiyaaj. Pharmacognostical Evaluation of Plumeria alba Linn. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 1(4): Oct.-Dec. 2008; Page 496-501.
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