PHARMACOGNOSTIC AND PHYTOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATION OF MARKHAMIA LUTEA (BENTH.) K.SCHUM
Markhamia lutea (Benth.).K.Schum synonym Dolichondron lutea is belonging to family BIGNONIACEAE. Plant is commonly known as Bell Bean Tree, Nile Tulip Tree, Siala. Markhamia lutea native to Malawi, Tanzania, South Africa, Namibia and India. It is found in bushveld, in riverine fringes, and many times on rocky ridges and on slopes of hill. It is also planted as ornamental plant in Gardens. It is an upright evergreen tree which grows upto 10-16 m high. Traditionally the root barks are used in the treatment of anemia, diarrhea and backache. Marhamia lutea is reported for potential antimicrobial activity, Anticancer activity, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, anthelmintic, analgesic, anti-viral, and anti-fungal activity. The present study reveals the pharmacognostic account and Phytochemical investigations of Markhamia lutea (BENTH.) K.SCHUM
KEYWORDS: Markhamia lutea,Morphology,Microscopy,Terpenoids,Glycosides,Favonoids
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