Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A (2016)
Phytochemical evaluation and powder microscopy of medicinal and nutritional fruits of Physalis peruviana L
Author(s): Vandana Bharthi, Prathapa Reddy M, Shantha TR, Venkateshwarlu G
Abstract: For centuries fruits have been an integral part of human consumption for medicinal and nutritive purposes. Fresh fruits can be useful to nourish our body, acts as good cleansers and protects our body from toxic metal. The present study communicates on the preliminary phytochemical analysis, powder microscopy of fruits of Physalis peruviana. The Powder microscopical studies showed the presence of abundant oil globules on the surface of epidermal cells and in the mesocarp region, (Parenchymatous cells) and group of elongated stone cells. Simple, oval to rounded starch grains with prominent hilum in the centre of the starch grains, reddish content of tannin in the parenchymatous tissue, reticulate type of xylem vessel, group of elongated stone cells. Preliminary phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of alkaloids, carbohydrates, flavonoids, phenols, proteins, saponins, tannins, glycosides and starch.
How to cite this article:
Vandana Bharthi, Prathapa Reddy M, Shantha TR, Venkateshwarlu G. Phytochemical evaluation and powder microscopy of medicinal and nutritional fruits of Physalis peruviana L. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2016; 4(1): 42-46.