Vol. 7, Issue 5, Part A (2019)
Pharmacognostical evaluation of Peucedanum grande C.B. Clarke seed
Author(s): Mohd Asif, Mohd Wasim Ahmed, Shahidul Khair, R Murugeswaran, Rampratap Meena, Mokhtar Alam and Shoeb Ahmed Ansari
Abstract: Peucedanum grande C.B. Clarke (Apiaceae) has long been employed for diverse maladies in traditional systems of medicines; predominantly it is excessively practiced as diuretic and emmenagogue. In this study effort was made to appraise various pharmacognostic standards desired to ascertain the purity, safety, and efficacy of seed of medicinal plant P. grande. The study on this drug increase the importance that no work report is available on the pharmacognostic study of this drug. Results displayed in the study revealed that the anatomy of the seed showed the presence of epidermis, cuticle, thick walled parenchyma, epicarp, mesocarp and flattened endospermic cells. Whereas the microscopy of the seeds revealed the existence of fiber cells, cuticular stratiations, tuft of Sclerenchyma cells with sclereids, endospermic cells with oil globules and annular thickening of vessels. The findings evaluated form the current study will help to authenticate the medicinally important plant P. grande. Additionally, macroscopic, microscopic and powder study attributes may perform as a governing factor for developing the pharmacopeia standards.
How to cite this article:
Mohd Asif, Mohd Wasim Ahmed, Shahidul Khair, R Murugeswaran, Rampratap Meena, Mokhtar Alam, Shoeb Ahmed Ansari. Pharmacognostical evaluation of Peucedanum grande C.B. Clarke seed. Int J Herb Med 2019;7(5):19-23.