Pharmacognostical studies of Portulaca oleracea Linn

Estudos farmacognósticos de Portulaca oleracea Linn

Portulaca oleracea Linn, belongs to family Portulaceae and is a widely distributed weed. It has been used as a folk medicine in many countries as diuretics, febrifuge, antiseptic, antispasmodic and vermifuge. This paper deals with the microscopic study of leaf; stem and root of Portulaca oleracea, along with the physico-chemical and preliminary phytochemical analyses that were also studied.

Portulaca oleracea; Portulaceae; Peddapayilikura; Microscopy


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