International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry Vol.  2 (3) pp. 091-095, March, 2015. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

Pharmacognostical and phytochemical examinations of Moringa concanensis (Moringaceae) an ethno medication of Nilgiris

*Sachin shankar, Rabindranath Khan and Amitabh Tendulkar

Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Kumaun University, Nainital, India.

E-mail: sachin33@yahoo.co.uk 

Accepted 12 February, 2015

Abstract 

The plant Moringa concanensis Nimmo is a tree belongs to family Moringaceae locally known as Kattumurungai by tribal peoples of Nilgiris hill region in Tamilnadu. In view of its medicinal importance and taxonomic confusion, pharmacognostic studies, microscopical structure, morphological characters, chemical analysis and numerical values in epidermal study were carried out to supplement the necessary information for the systematic identification and authentication of this plant, as per WHO guidelines. Pharmacognostical and preliminary phytochemical investigations of this plant were carried out and reported.

Key words: Moringa concanensis, moringaceae, microscopical characters pharmacognostical investigations, phytochemical studies.