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PHARMACOGNOSTIC AND PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL EVALUATION OF THE LEAVES OF CRINUM LATIFOLIUM L.

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Author(s): J. Solanki et al.

Journal: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research
ISSN 0975-8232

Volume: 2;
Issue: 12;
Start page: 3219;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Crinum latifolium L. | Microscopy | Pharmacognostical | Phytochemical

ABSTRACT
Crinum latifolium L. is a rosette-like herb showing promising results as rubefacient, tonic, for treatment of allergic disorders, benign prostatic hyperplasia, cancer and others. The present study deals with pharmacognostic and preliminary phytochemical evaluation of leaves of Crinum latifolium (Amaryllidaceae). The pharmacognostical studies were carried out as organoleptic, microscopic and physical parameters such as moisture content, ash value, fluorescence analysis and extractive value were determined. For phytochemical evaluation, Crinum latifolium leaves were subjected to successive solvent extraction using petroleum ether, chloroform, hydroalcoholic solution and water. These extracts were then screened for presence of different chemical constituents. Thin layer chromatography (TLC) of the tested extracts was also performed to determine the active principles. These studies are useful in identification and chemical characterization of Crinum latifolium and to explore its phytochemical and pharmacological potential.
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