PHARMACOGNOSTIC STUDIES ON LEAF OF CAPPARIS DIVARICATA
G. PRABHAKAR, K.SWETHA, P. KAMALAKAR AND K. SHAILAJA1
Department of Botany, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry Laboratory, Osmania University, Hyderabad -500 007. Telangana, India;1Department of Botany, University College for Women Koti, Osmania University, Hyderabad -500 093. Telangana, India.Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
The paper deals with a detailed investigation on the leaves of Capparis divaricata Lam., belonging to family Capparaceae commonly known as caper brush found throughout India. In telugu tellauppi or budareni. The leaves are used ethno medicinally in folk-lore, Siddha and Veterinary medicine. The study includes macro and micro morophological characters including powder characteristics, organoleptic characters, HPTLC finger printing and preliminary phyto-chemical analysis. The present work can serve as a useful tool in the identification, authentication and standardization of the plant material.
Keywords: Pharmacognosy, Capparis divaricata, Capparaceae, Phytochemical, HPTLC.[Download]