Pharmacognostic and phytochemical evaluation of Caesalpinia crista L. leaf
Chandani B Bhanderi, Kalpna D Rakholiya and Mital J Kaneria
Caesalpinia crista L. is a popular medicinal herb distributed throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of Southeast Asia. Almost all parts of this plant are used in traditional medicine for the treatment of various ailments. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the pharmacognostic standards of the C. crista and its phytochemical analysis. The present study includes examination of macroscopic and microscopic characters, powder analysis and phytochemical properties of C. crista leaf. All the parameters were studied according to WHO guidelines. The result of the study could be useful in setting some diagnostic indices for the identification and preparation of a monograph of the plant.