Proceedings: Plant Sciences

, Volume 90, Issue 4, pp 323–333 | Cite as

Pharmacognostical studies onNymphoides macrospermum Vasudevan (Menyanthaceae) and comparison withValeriana jatamansi Jones (Valerianaceae)

  • Z Mary
  • J K Pattan Shetty
  • S N Yoganarasimhan


The roots and rhizomes ofNymphoides macrospermum Vasudevan replace the well-known ayurvedic drugTagara obtained fromValeriana jatamansi Jones in many South Indian pharmacies. The pharmacognostical and preliminary phytochemical analysis ofN. macrospermum and a comparison withV. jatamansi are presented.


Pharmacognosy Nymphoides macrospermum Valeriana jatamansi 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Z Mary
    • 1
  • J K Pattan Shetty
    • 1
  • S N Yoganarasimhan
    • 1
  1. 1.Regional Research Centre (Ay.)Government Central PharmacyBangaloreIndia

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