Advertisement

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
Article
  • 16 Downloads

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Pharmacognosy Nymphoides macrospermum Valeriana jatamansi 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Anonymous 1966Pharmacopoeia of India (2nd ed.) (Delhi Manager of Publications, Govt. of India) pp. 930–990Google Scholar
  2. Anonymous 1972Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia (un-published) (Bangalore: Govt. Central Pharmacy)Google Scholar
  3. Anonymous 1976The Wealth of India (New Delhi: CSIR)10 424–426Google Scholar
  4. Block R J, Durrum E L and Zweig G 1968A manual of paper chromatography and paper electrophoresis (6th print) (New York: Academic press) pp. 170–189Google Scholar
  5. Chase C R and Pratt R 1949 Fluorescence of powdered vegetable drugs with particular reference to development of system of identification;J. Am. Pharm. Assoc. (Sci. ed.)38 324–331CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Chopra R N, Nayar S L and Chopra I C 1956Glossary of Indian medicinal plants (New Delhi: CSIR) p. 252Google Scholar
  7. Gupta A D 1970Astanga Hridaya (commentary) (Varanasi: Chowkambha) pp. 473, 574.Google Scholar
  8. Iyengar M A 1976Bibliography of Investigated Indian Medicinal Plants (1970–75) (Manipal: Manipal Power, Press) pp. 1–144.Google Scholar
  9. Johansen D A 1940Plant microtechnique (New York: McGraw-Hill) pp. 182–203Google Scholar
  10. Kay A L 1938The microscopic study of drugs (London: Bailliere Tindall and Cox) pp. 16–21Google Scholar
  11. Puri H S 1971 Anatomical studies on Indian Medicinal Plants — A review;Herba Hungarica 10 47–62Google Scholar
  12. Sastry S 1939Yogaratnakara (Varanasi: Chowkambha) pp. 473, 574Google Scholar
  13. Sharma P V 1966Dravyaguna vijnana (Varanasi: Chowkambha) p. 69Google Scholar
  14. Sharma P V 1966aSharangadhara Samhita (commentary) (Varanasi: Chowkambha) p. 185Google Scholar
  15. Trease G E and Evans W C 1972Pharmacognosy (10th ed.) (London: Bailliere Tindall) p. 56Google Scholar
  16. Vasudevan R 1968 A new species ofNymphoides (Menyanthaceae) from South India;Kew Bull. 22 101–106CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. Wallis T E 1965Analytical microscopy—Its aims and methods in relation to foods, water spices and drugs (London: J A Churchill) p. 13, 186–187Google Scholar
  18. Wallis T E 1967Textbook of pharmacognosy (5th ed.) (London: J A Churchill) pp. 571–582Google Scholar
  19. Wallis T E and Sanyal P K 1948 Indian Valerian—Its structural characters;Q. J. Pharm. Pharmacol. 21 333–343Google Scholar
  20. Yoganarasimhan S N, Togunashi V S, Mary Z and Nayar R C 1979 Identification of a market sample ofGranthika tagara—Nymphoides macrospermum Vasudevan;Curr. Sci. 48 734–735Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Indian Academy of Sciences 1981

Authors and Affiliations

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

Personalised recommendations