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PHARMACOGNOSTICAL INVESTIGATIONS ON IPOMOEA AQUATICA FORSK.

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Author(s): Mital N. Manvar

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

Volume: 2;
Issue: 11;
Start page: 2812;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Ipomoea aquatica | Convolvulaceae | Pharmacognosy | Microscopy

ABSTRACT
Plants are a great source of medicines, which are useful in the treatment of various diseases. Ipomoea aquatica Forsk of family Convolvulaceae commonly known as Kalmisag or Nalanibhaji is being used as a green leafy vegetable and have great medicinal value in Indian medicine. It is used in Unani System of Medicine as carminative, lessens inflammation, useful in fever, jaundice, biliousness, bronchitis and liver complaints. In present investigation, the detailed pharmacognostic study of Ipomoea aquatica Forsk leaf is carried out to lay down the standards which could be useful in future experimental studies. The study includes macroscopy, microscopy, preliminary phytochemical screening and physicochemical evaluation.
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