Prunus cerasoides (Family Rosaceae) the Himalayan Wild Cherry is a sacred plant in Hindu mythology. It is found in Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, West China and India. In the pharmacognostic study of Prunus cerasoides D.Don, some major studies like macroscopy, microscopy, phytochemical screening was carried out. Highest yield values were found with the methanolic extract. Multiple spots in the TLC indicates the presence of several active constituents in the leaf. Phytochemical screening were confirmed by the presence of Tannins, Alkaloids, Saponins, Steroids, Flavonoids, Glycosides, Carbohydrates.
Sarma Dhrubajyoti, Sarma Hiranmoy, Thakuria Arup Jyoti, Mazumder Zahidul, Sharma Neelakshi, Sarma Nipan, Kakoty Dipu. A detail microscopic studies and pharmacognostical evaluation of prunus cerasoides D.Don (Rosaceae) leaf found in North East India (Meghalaya). J Med Plants Stud 2016;4(4):215-218.