MICROMETRIC EVALUATION OF MELASTOMA MALABATHRICUM L. FLOWER
Keywords:Melastoma malabathricum L, Micrometric evaluation, Filament, Shrub
Objective: To assess the effectiveness of micrometric evaluation in the standardization process of raw drugs. In this work, emphasis has been mainly put on micrometric evaluation of different parts of M. malabathricum L. flower.
Methods: Transverse section of various parts of the flower was taken and dry flower was also made into powder, then micrometric measurement of individual characters or a group of tissues was evaluated.
Results: Experimental study revealed that the transverse section of the filament is circular in shape. Measurement of the outermost layer or the epidermis of the filament is 0.49â€“0.64 mm in diameter. Transverse section of the style is circular in shape and consists of 3 concentric spherical rings and measurement of an outer ring is 0.65 mm in diameter.
Conclusion: With the data generated in this research work it can be concluded that micrometric evaluation of the subjected drugs is an effective tool for the standardisation process with special reference to specific parts (in this case, flower) of raw drugs.
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