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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2009

Pages :   180-185

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Pharmacognostical Standardization of Roots of Premna Serratifolia Linn.,

Address:   U Katheja Banu, R Vadivu* and A Jerad Suresh
Department of Pharmacognosy, Madras Medical College, Chennai-03
*Corresponding Author

Premna serratifolia Linn., is traditionally found to be useful for the treatment of many ailments like hepatoprotective, cardiotonic, febrile convulsion, anti-coagulant, gonorrhoea, carminative, rheumatism, roseola, skin disorder like urticaria. The present study highlights the botanical as well as phytochemical studies including parameters such as macroscopic, microscopic characters, physiochemical evaluation and preliminary phytochemical studies of the root. These observations will help in the botanical identification and standardization of the drug in the crude form and also to distinguish the drug from its adulterants.
Premna serratifolia, Verbenaceae, Pharmacognosy, Standardization.
U Katheja Banu, R Vadivu, A Jerad Suresh. Pharmacognostical Standardization of Roots of Premna Serratifolia Linn. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 2(1): Jan.-Mar. 2009; Page 180-185.
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