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Pharmacognostical studies of Hardwickia binata Roxb (Fabaceae)

Author(s): G. Gunaselvi | V. Kulasekaren | G. Magalakshmi | V. Gopal

Journal: International Journal of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
ISSN 0976-5263

Volume: 01;
Issue: 03;
Start page: 45;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Pharmacognostical studies | Anatomical studies | Powder microscopy | Hardwickia binata Roxb.(Fabaceae)

Standardization of herbal drugs means a systemic approach to quality control. Herbal medicine is a triumph of popular therapeutic diversity. Almost in all the traditional medicine, the medicinal plants play a major role and constitute the backbone for the same. In order to make sure the safe use of these medicines, a necessary first step is the establishment of standards of quality, safety and efficacy. To ensure reproducible quality of herbal products, proper control of starting material is utmost essential. The first step towards ensuring quality of starting material is authentication. Thus, in recent years there has been a rapid increase in the standardization of selected medicinal plants of potential therapeutic significance. There is no pharmacognostical study of leaves of Hardwickia binata Roxb., (Fabaceae) has been reported. Therefore, the present investigation was planned to study the microscopical studies of leaves of Hardwickia. binata Roxb., (Fabaceae).

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