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Original Articles: 2011 Vol: 3 Issue: 6

Pharmacognostical and Phytochemical Studies on fruits of Catunaregam spinosa Linn.


The aim of the present study was to assess the Pharmacognostic and Phytochemical studies on fruits of Catunaregam spinosa Linn. The objective of the present work comprise of collection, identification, microscopical and phytochemical evaluation of fruits of Catunaregam spinosa Linn. The fruit sections were taken and cellular structures were studied.The T.S of fruit shows the presence of epidermis, vascular bundle, embryo, placental tissue, septus, and calcium oxalate crystals.The phytochemical studies indicate the Ash value, Extractive value, Crude fibre content, fluorescence characters and the preliminary phytochemical test on various extracts indicates the presence of alkaloids, glycosides, flavanoids, saponins, carbohydrates, tannins, phenols and mucilage.