Vol. 8, Issue 5, Part A (2020)
Pharmacognostic evaluation of Rivea hypocrateriformis Desr.
Author(s): Shanthini Nachiar G and Pallavi Pal
Abstract: Rivea hypocrateriformis choisy plant belongs to convolvulaceae family, reported therapeutically as antioxidant, anti-arthritis and antioxidant and popular in Odisha and Gujarat. The leaf part of the plant was subjected to various pharmacognostical studies like, morphology, quantitative microscopy, powder microscopy and sectioning studies to identify authentically. Morphological characters were studied by observing the stem and root as such and also with the help of the dissecting microscope. Free hand thin transverse sections of Root and stem were taken for detailed microscopical observation. The Powder characters were studied according to the guidelines Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India. The histo-chemical tests were carried out as per the standard guidelines. In microscopical studies, the leaf exhibits dorsiventral symmetry with abaxially prominent midrib and differentiation of adaxial and abaxial tissues of the lamina, Vascular bundle, Xylem and phloem. Powder microscopy consists of non-glandular epidermal trichomes, calcium oxalate and stomata. Epidermal Fragments exhibits epidermal trichomes, epidermal cells and stomata
How to cite this article:
Shanthini Nachiar G, Pallavi Pal. Pharmacognostic evaluation of Rivea hypocrateriformis Desr.. Int J Herb Med 2020;8(5):53-62.