Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2018)
Anatomical studies and preliminary phytochemical analysis in cucumis dipsaceous ex. spach. ehrenb
Author(s): V Priya, V Anusuba
Abstract: The present studies are focused on the anatomical sectioning and phytochemical screening of the plant Cucumis dipsaceous Ex. Spach. Eherb. belongs to the family Cucurbitaceae. Anatomical studies revealed that the tissue differentiation and number of layers of cells in the transverse sections of stem and leaf. There were variations in the vascular bundles of stems which are bicollateral. The phytochemical screening helps to identify the secondary metabolites in the plant which is used for the pharmacology. It contains secondary metabolites like tannin, alkaloids, saponins, flavonoids, resins, steroids and carbohydrates.