Comparative Micromorphological Microscopic including Micrometric Evaluation of Important Tephrosia species - Leaves
Urvi Ashani and Harisha C R
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Tephrosia purpurea Pers., Tephroia candida DC & Tephrosia jamnagarensis Sant. belongs to the family Fabaceae. All plants were used in Ayurveda. Tephrosia purpurea Pers. commonly known as Sharpunkha. It is also called as Plihasatru meaning an enemy of the spleen (splenic diseases)1 . Till date the comparative pharmacognostical work had been not reported regarding leaves. In the present study detail comparative study of Tephrosia purpurea Pers., Tephrosia candida DC. & Tephrosia jamnagarensis Sant. has been under taken. The pharmacognostical evaluation showed that all the three species with prismatic and rhomboidal crystals of ca. oxalate, fibers, oil globules in the sections. Whole powder microscopic showed pollen grains of T. candida and T. jamnagarensis and border pitted vessel, starch grains are observed.