Research in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Res. Pharm. Biotech.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2324
  • DOI: 10.5897/RPB
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 42

Full Length Research Paper

Pharmacognostic evaluation of the Amaranthus viridis L.

Musharaf Khan
  • Musharaf Khan
  • Department of Botany, University of Peshawar, Pakistan.
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Shahana Musharaf
  • Shahana Musharaf
  • Chemistry Government Girls Degree College, Sheikh, Malton Mardan, Pakistan.
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Mohammad Ibrar
  • Mohammad Ibrar
  • Department of Botany, University of Peshawar, Pakistan.
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Farrukh Hussain
  • Farrukh Hussain
  • Department of Botany, University of Peshawar, Pakistan.
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  • Article Number - C9A0475462
  • Vol.3(1), pp. 11-16, January 2011
  •  Accepted: 24 December 2010
  •  Published: 31 January 2011

Abstract

 

The Amaranthus viridis Linn. (Family Amaranthaceae) plant was studied to determine the various parameters for pharmacognostical standards. The present investigation deals with the report on macro and microscopical, vein islet and vein termination numbers, palisade ratio, stomatal index (upper and lower surfaces of the leaf) and different chemical parameters have been determined. These findings will be useful towards establishing pharmacognostic standards on identification, purity, quality and classification of the plant, which is gaining relevance in plant drug research.

 

Key words: Amaranthus viridis Linn., pharmacognostical standards, macro and microscopical, chemical parameters.