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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(2): 652-658      |                 Available online, April 28, 2018

Pharmacognostic evaluation of Clerodendron multiflorum (Burmf).O Kuntze


Malode UG1* and Rohankar PG2

 

1Department of Botany, Jagadamba Mahavidyalaya, Achalpur City. Dist. Amravati (M.S.)

2Department of Chemistry, Jagadamba Mahavidyalaya, Achalpur City. Dist. Amravati (M.S.)

*Corresponding Author :  ujwala_malode@rediffmail.com

   

Received : 07.01.2018   |   Revised : 24.02.2018    |   Accepted : 23.04.2018    |   Published : 28.04.2018

Clerodendron multiflorum (Burmf).O Kuntze, belonging to the family Verbenaceae is a common hedge plant occurring throughout India. Whole plant is medicinal. It shows antidiabetic activity. Plant parts are used in dyspepsia, stomachache, cholera, dysentery, fever and nervous disorders. Anatomical characters of root, stem, petiole and leaf were studied. Root shows presence of secondary vascular cylinder with calcium oxalate crystals and starch grains in the cortex. Stem also shows secondary vascular tissue with patches of sclerenchyma in pericycle. Vascular bundle in the petiole is in the form of an arc. Leaf is amphistomatic with anisocytic stomata with multicellular, uniseriate and non-glandular trichomes. Preliminary phytochemical investigations revealed the presence of carbohydrate, sugar, starch, proteins, phenolics, amino acids, glycosides, alkaloids and tannins. Secondary metabolites such as flavonoids, glycosides, alkaloids, tannins and phenolics are responsible for medicinal property of the plant.

 

Key words: Clerodendron, trichome, glycoside, alkaloid, starch grains.

 

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Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan

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Cite this article as:

Malode UG and Rohankar PG  (2018) Pharmacognostic evaluation of Clerodendron multiflorum (Burmf).O Kuntze, Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(2): 653-658. 

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Acknowledgement

The authors express their sincere thanks to University Grants Commission, New Delhi, for providing financial assistance to Major Research Project dated 7th January 2011, vide sanction order F.No.39-414/2010 (SR). One of the author U.G.M.  is also thankful to Prof. Dr. S.R.Manik, Head of Dept. of Botany, S.G.B.Amravati University,Amravati for his encouragement and valuable guidance.

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Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.

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Copyright: © 2018 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derives License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.

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