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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 35-39

Pharmacognostical and physicochemical characteristics of roots of lesser known medicinal plant Caesalpinia digyna Rottl

R&D Center, The Himalaya Drug Company, Bangalore-562123, India

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Caesalpinia digyna  Rottl. (Caesalpiniaceae) is shrubby perennial climber found in Eastern Ghats. Roots are astringent and used in Ayurveda and Unani systems of medicines. Bergenin, Caesalpinine A and Caesalpinine C were isolated from the roots. However, this medicinal plant has not been studied pharmacognostically. Hence, the present investigation reports pharmacognostical and physicochemical properties of roots of Caesalpinia digyna .

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