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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 57-66

Pharmacognostic studies on Sida acuta burm.f.


1 Lecturer, Department of Pharmacognosy, Adhiparasakthi College of Pharmacy, Melmaruvathur-603 319, Tamilnadu, India
2 Research Officer (Pharmacognosy), Central Research Institute for Siddha, Arumbakkam, Chennai-600 1001, India
3 Head of Department, Mother Terasa Institute of Pharmacy, Pondicherry, India

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S Mohideen
Lecturer, Department of Pharmacognosy, Adhiparasakthi College of Pharmacy, Melmaruvathur-603 319, Tamilnadu
India
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Sida acuta Burm.f. (Fam. Malvaceae) is used in Siddha system of medicine and in folk medical practice in Tamil Nadu under the names Arivalmooku pachilai or vattatiruppi. The leaves of this plant are used for their diuretic, demulcent, anthelmintic and wound healing properties. The present paper discusses the anatomy of petiole leaf and stem, microscopic constants, physico-chemical standards and fluorescence analysis of the drug.


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