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ISSN  2320-964X (Online) 

ISSN 2320-7817  (Print)

Type - Quarterly 


Original Research

   Year 2013 |  Vol. 1 | Issue 4 | Page Nos. 270-272


Histological and Phytochemical studies on aromatic plant Anisomeles indiaca, (L.) of family Lamiaceae (M.S.) India

Ulhe  SK and Narkhede SD

1 Department of Botany, Institute of Science Nagpur (M.S.)
2 Government Science College, Gadchiroli, (M. S.)
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Anisomeles indica plant was collected from Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krushi Vidyapeeth Agriculture Farm, Nagpur district (Maharashtra state). This plant belongs to family -Lamiaceae and is commonly known as “Gopoli” which is an evergreen aromatic, perennial, erect herb and measuring about 1.5cm  in height. The stem is quadrangular, the leaves are covered by hairs and inflorescence is o f verticillasters type. In the present study anatomical characters and phytochemical analysis of the leaves are reported. Anatomical characters reveal the study of leaf anatomy. Phytochemical analysis confirmed the presence of alkaloids, tannin, glycosides, carotenoids and saponin in leaves. Alkaloids showed high scores while tannins showed moderate scores but saponins indicated low scores. Aromatic oil is found in 6% in 3gm of dry weight of powder of leaves of Anisomeles indica. The present investigations concluded that the leaves of Anisomeles indica contains alkaloids>tannins> saponins >Glycosides>Carotenoids>Polyuronoids in this order, and contains double percent amount of aromatic oil. These chemicals are widely used in Ayurvedic traditional medicinal system.


Received : August 12, 2013 

Revised: November 24, 2013

Final Accepted: December 5, 2013

Date of Online Before Print: December 30, 2013


Editor : Dr. Arvind Chavhan

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