Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2020)
Phytopharmacognostical study of root of Leptedinia reticulata
Author(s): Khushboo Jethva, Dhara Bhatt, Maitreyi Zaveri
Abstract: Leptadenia reticulata or Jivanti, an important rasayana drug of India. Leptadenia reticulata have different indications in Ayurveda and are used traditionally for several ailments. It is considerable one of the important drug in Ayurveda since 4500 BC. A cooling, demulcent with light strengthening properties of root of Leptedinia reticulata is used to make a tonic in traditionally treatment such as seminal discharges snake bite, asthma and tuberculosis. To facilitate correct and easy identification of the root powder of Leptedinia reticulata, pharmacognostical studies covering macro and microscopical evaluation, physicochemical constant and phytochemical evaluations were performed. The morphological and microscopical characters were compared with the available literature. The ash of the whole plant powered is 6.50% and an extractive value in water is more than in alcohol. The phytochemical investigation of root powder revealed the presence of alkaloids, glycosides, flavonoids, sugar, saponins and tannins compounds. These specific identities will be useful in the standardization of the drug.