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Histological study, phytochemical screening and TLC studies of Sesbania grandiflora

Author Affiliations

  • 1Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry Department, Gurunanak College of Pharmacy, Nari, Nagpur- 440 026, Maharashtra, India
  • 2University Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Amravati Road, Nagpur- 440 033, Maharashtra, India
  • 3Pharmacology Department, Gurunanak College of Pharmacy, Nari, Nagpur- 440 026, Maharashtra, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 9, Issue (3), Pages 43-47, August,10 (2020)


Sesbania grandiflora (S. grandiflora), folklore medicinal plant is used in various parts of world. Leaves were used as alexeteric, for epilepsy, nyctalopia, gout, anthelmintic, itch, leprosy and ophthalmia. The plant possesses various therapeutic properties such as antiphlogistic, mildly laxative, anthelmintic, odontalgic properties and antirheumatic. The flowers were used as aperitif and refrigerant, for bronchitis, biliousness (abhorrence), gout, nyctalopia (night blindness), ozoena and quartan fever. Roots and barks were used in inflammation and as astringent respectively. In the present investigation phytochemical screening, histological examination and thin layer chromatographic identification of bark and extracts has been studied extensively and provided diagnostic key to spot adulterant. It is concluded that our research data helps to isolate and characterize the different phytochemicals responsible for medicinal potential of the S. grandiflora as anticancer, antiinflammatory, antibacterial, anxiolytic and anticonvulsant.


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