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|Title: ||Pharmacognostic standardisation of Hilleria latifolia (Lam.) H. Walt. (Phytolaccaceae)|
|Authors: ||Amponsah, Isaac Kingsley|
Mensah, Abraham Yeboah
Mensah, Merlin Lincoln Kwao
|Keywords: ||Hilleria latifolia|
Thin layer Chromatography
|Issue Date: ||2014|
|Publisher: ||Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine|
|Citation: ||Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 2014; 4(12): 941-946|
|Abstract: ||Objective: To establish the pharmacognostic characters for the correct identification and
quality control of Hilleria latifolia (H. latifolia), an important herb in Ghanaian folklore
medicine, for the treatment of infections, pain and inflammation.
Methods: The macro-morphological, qualitative and quantitative microscopic features,
physicochemical and phytochemical features of the medicinally used parts of H. latifolia were
evaluated using standard methods.
Results: The plant has simple, alternate leaves with entire margin. The lamina is ovate to
broadly lanceolate with an acuminate apex. It is hypostomatic with anomocytic stomata. The
plant contains abundant prismatic crystals in all parts. Starch grains abound in the roots. The
quantitative indices of the leaf and physicochemical parameters have also been established.
Conclusions: The pharmacognostic features established in this study may be used as part of
the pharmacopoeial standard for the correct identification and quality control of H. latifolia.|
|Description: ||An article published by Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 2014; 4(12): 941-946|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Health Sciences|
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