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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 122-129

Pharmacognostic study of Hydrocotyl verticillata Thunb

1 Department of Dravyaguna, Datta Meghe Ayurved Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Wanadongari, Nagpur
2 Department of Dravyaguna Vigyan, All Indian Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Meena S Deogade
Department of Dravyaguna, All Indian Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JISM.JISM_23_20

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Introduction: Hydrocotyl verticillata Thunb. is a shady creeping medicinal herb with therapeutic properties and is commonly used for fevers, wounds, boils, abscesses, colds, coughs, hepatitis, influenza, purities, sore throat, headaches, and urinary tract problems. However, it is not standardized to date. So, the study aims to standardize H. verticillate as it is used as a primary medicine for human ailments . Materials and Methods: The plant was collected from Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital and Research Centre, herbal garden and authenticated by the pharmacognosy department of IPGT&RA, Jamnagar, Gujarat. A pharmacognostic study with microscopic and preliminary phytochemical analysis was carried out. Result: Microscopy study showed some characteristics of stomata, palisade, and surface, which is useful for the identification and standardization of H. verticillata.

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