Practical Pharmacognosy

Author(s): Kokate CK


The aerial parts of Merremia tridentata (Linn) Hallier.f. of Convolvulaceae is used for hair growth promotion in folklore medicine. In the present investigation a detailed pharmacognostical study of aerial parts of Merremia tridentata L. is carried out as a preliminary step to standardize the raw materials for the purpose of identification of adulterants and substitute from original drug as well as which could be useful to lay down development of Pharmacopoeial monograph. The study includes macroscopical studies, physico- chemical properties, fluorescence analysis, preliminary phytochemical screening and TLC study

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