Anatomical investigation, phytochemical screening and pharmacognostical evaluation of the plant root - Ixora johnsonii Hook.f

Usha M
Department of Botany, Sree Devi Kumari Women’s College, Kuzhithurai, Kanniyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India
Reginald Appavoo M
Department of Botany, Scott Christian College, Nagercoil, Kanniyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India.
Mohanraj V
Department of Chemistry, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Constituent College, Kanniyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India.
Immanuel G
Centre for Marine Science and Technology, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Rajakkamangalam, Kanniyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India.


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A preliminary investigation is provided to encouraging results for comprehensive studies on different aspects of the plant root - Ixora johnsonii  Hook.f. Root of this plant was studied to fix the parameters for pharmacognostical standards. The present study are highlights the pharmacognostical evaluation of root which includes macroscopic and microscopic features. Further, preliminary phytochemical analyses, organoleptic character, fluorescence behavior of different extracts and histochemical localization of phytochemicals. As there is no pharmacognostical work on record of this ethno botanically much valued drug, the present work was taken up with a view to lay down standards, which could be useful to detect the authenticity of this pretty plant.


  • Ixora johnsonii,
  • Rubiaceae,
  • Pharmacognosy


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Volume 3, Issue 1, Year 2021

Published 2021-03-27


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M, U., M, R. A., V, M., & G, I. (2021). Anatomical investigation, phytochemical screening and pharmacognostical evaluation of the plant root - Ixora johnsonii Hook.f. Bulletin of Scientific Research, 3(1), 41–50.