Ancient Science of Life

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Year
: 2001  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 128--134

Pharmacognostic studies on the fruits of Jatropha curcas Linn


G.V.R. Joseph 
 Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University, V.V.Nagar, Gujarat, India

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G.V.R. Joseph
Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University, V.V.Nagar, Gujarat
India

Present paper deals with the pharmacognostic studies of the fruits of J. curcas  Linn. The 75-80 cells thick pericarp is differentiated into epicarp, mesocarp and endocarp. Mesocarpic zone embeds non-articulated laticifers, tannin containing idioblasts and randomly distributed vascular bundles. Endocarp shows the occurrence of fibrous sclereids. Preliminary phytochemical screening of the drug powder shows the presence of alkaloids, carbohydrates, glycosides and tannins. Clinical evaluation of the fresh fruit juice has shown it s anti gingivitic property.


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Joseph G. Pharmacognostic studies on the fruits of Jatropha curcas Linn.Ancient Sci Life 2001;21:128-134


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Joseph G. Pharmacognostic studies on the fruits of Jatropha curcas Linn. Ancient Sci Life [serial online] 2001 [cited 2020 Oct 29 ];21:128-134
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