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Abstract

EVALUATION OF POWDER MICROSCOPY OF FRUIT RIND AND SEED OF HARITAKI(TERMINALIACHEBULA RETZ.)

Sadhana Singh, Brijesh Singh* and Vinod Kumar Joshi

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The fruit of Terminalia chebula Retz (Haritaki) is the most popular hebal drug which is a highly valuable, common and widely used medicine in Indian systems of medicine. In this manuscript botanical Description, Chemical constituents, Ayurvedic properties, Dosakarma, Recent researches on Haritakiare described. The present work deals with the powder microscopy of fruit of Terminalia chebula Retz. The powder characteristics of fruits of Terminalia chebulaare studied by classical pharmacognostical method. Organoleptic studies of the air dried coarse powdered fruit rind revealed characters like yellowish brown in colour, astringenttaste and characteristic odour. In powder microscopic study of fruit rind, it shows lignified tissues of pink to purple colour. Aleurone grains of green colour, and oil globules of orangish yellow stain and powder microscopic of seed of haritaki shows lignified tissues of dark pink to purple colour and green to brown colour hemicelluloses embedded in endospermic wall. Aleurone grains of light green to yellow colour and oil globules of orangish pink stain.

Keywords: Terminalia Chebula, Powder microscopy, Organoleptic study, Haritaki.


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