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2018  |  Vol: 4(2)  |  Issue: 4(March-April)  |
Pharmacognostic Standardization of roots, stems, leaves and fruits of Fumaria parviflora Lam. (Fumariaceae)

Suresh Kumar1, 2*, Anjoo Kamboj3, Anil Kumar Sharma4

1Lord Shiva College of Pharmacy Sirsa, Haryana-125055 India

2Research Scholar, Department of Pharmacy, IK Gujral Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, Punjab, India-144001

3Chandigarh College of Pharmacy, Landran, Mohali, Punjab-140110 India

4Former Director and Principal in CT Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jalandhar, Punjab-144020, India

*Corresponding author

Suresh Kumar

Lord Shiva College of Pharmacy, Sirsa, Haryana-125055, India


Objective: Present studies deal the quality control parameters of a locally occurring Indian medicinal plant, Fumaria parviflora Lam. which is used as folk medicine in Haryana (India). Materials and methods: In this study the organoleptic, morphological, microscopical characteristics, and physicochemical evaluation (ash value, extractive value, foreign matters and moisture content), fluorescence analysis of the root, stem, leaf and fruit of Fumaria parviflora were investigated. Ethanolic extracts were prepared by extracting the ground powders of root, stem, leaf and fruit. Preliminary phytochemicals analysis of ethanolic extracts of different parts of Fumaria parviflora was carried out for qualitative analysis. Results and conclusion:  Preliminary phytochemicals analysis of ethanolic extracts of root, stem, leaf and fruit revealed the presence of carbohydrates, alkaloids, tannins and flavonoids. The pharmacognostic investigation of root, stem, leaf and fruit of Fumaria parviflora would be useful for maintaining the standards for the quality, purity and sample identification.

Keywords: Fumaria parviflora, microscopy, pharmacognostic, flavonoids

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