Pharmacognostical and phytochemical evaluation of aconitum heterophyllum root

Mathew, Anna and Chandrashekar, KS and Kishore, Anoop and Pai, Vasudev and Ram, Aswatha HN (2021) Pharmacognostical and phytochemical evaluation of aconitum heterophyllum root. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology, 14 (7). pp. 3860-3862. ISSN 0974-3618

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Abstract

The present work aims to study the pharmacognostical and phytochemical characteristics of the roots of Aconitum heterophyllum. The study deals with the macroscopy, microscopy, powder analysis, physicochemical standardization, and preliminary phytochemical screening of Aconitum heterophyllum roots. Anatomical studies of the tuberous roots of Aconitum heterophyllum showed distinct endodermis, a wide zone of secondary phloem, and a ring of 4 to 9 vascular strands. The powder analysis revealed the presence of suberized cells of metaderm, reticulate xylem vessels, and starch grains. Physicochemical standardization such as moisture content, ash values, and extractive values of Aconitum heterophylluym was determined. For the identification of various chemical constituents, preliminary phytochemical screening was also studied.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aconitum heterophyllum root; macroscopy; microscopy; phytochemical; pharmacognostic; chemical constituents.
Subjects: Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmacognosy
Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2021 08:56
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021 08:56
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/157390

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