Year : 2018 Volume : 41 Issue : 3-4
Page No : 108-116
ISSN : 0250-9768
EISSN : Coming Soon
3. Pharmacognostic Studies on Indigofera trita (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae)
Indigofera trita L.f. is one of the medicinally important plants of Leguminosae. The present work establishes the pharmacognostic standard on I. trita, through macroscopic and microscopic characters of leaf, petiole, stem, root and powder analysis. The presence of collateral vascular bundles and shield-like trichomes in the lamina, presence of amphistomatic stomata, guard cells with short, sharp horn-shaped ridges and druses in the pith were found. Powder microscopy brings out typical epidermal trichomes, vein endings, libriform fibres, sclereids and vessel elements which can help to identify the crude drug in powder form.
Pharmacognostic studies; Medicinal herb; Indigofera trita.