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Title: Pharmacognostic standardisation of Hilleria latifolia (Lam.) H. Walt. (Phytolaccaceae)
Authors: Amponsah, Isaac Kingsley
Mensah, Abraham Yeboah
Otoo, Antonio
Mensah, Merlin Lincoln Kwao
Jato, Jonathan
Keywords: Hilleria latifolia
Pharmacognostic features
Thin layer Chromatography
Quantitative microscopy
Fluorescence analysis
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
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10692
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