Powder analysis of traditionally used medicinal plants with FOLDSCOPE

In this study, powder analysis of three medicinal plants which are used traditionally i.e., Onanthe javanica, Psophocarpus tetragonolobus, Solanum xanthocarpum and Tithonia diversifolia were performed. This will help in identification and characterisation of closely related species and also for prevention of crude drug adulteration.

1. Solanum xanthocarpum 

 Cork cells and trichome were observed

 Multiradiate stellate non-glandular trichomes observed

 Fibres, vessel and trichome present

2. Onanthe javanica

 Calcium oxalate crystals observed

 Fibres present

 Stone cells observed

3. Psophocarpus tetragonolobus

 Trichome and cork cells were observed

 Fibres present

 Glandular trichome observed

 Vessel observed

4. Tithonia diversifolia

 Glandular trichomes and fibres were present

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