PHARMACOGNOSTICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF TRIDAX PROCUMBENS L. MEDICINAL HERB IN – MANNAR REGION

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ANATOMY:

  • Tridax procumbens belongs to the family Asteraceae.
  • In India it is used for Wound healing, Anticoagulant, Antifungal and act as insect repellent.
T.S of Tridax procumbens stem

TRICHOME:

Important characters:

  • Tridax procumbens consisted of glandular and non – glandular type of trichomes.
Simple multicellular hair in Tridax procumbens L.

HISTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS:

Carbohydrate – Barfoed’s reagent (It appears pink color) followed by Kokate et al. (1995)
Alkaloids – Wagner’s reagent (It appears brown color) followed by Jensen (1926)
Starch – Lugol’s iodine reagent (It appears blue color) followed by Jensen (1926)
The picture shows the embryo of Tridax procumbens L. – Globular stage

 

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