Standardization of Jatropha curcas .L

Abdulrahman, M.D. (2021) Standardization of Jatropha curcas .L. Journal by Innovative Scientific Information & Services Network, 18 (2). pp. 1585-1589.

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Jatropha curcas is a tree and shrub plant found in northern Nigeria, traditionally used by the population of this country for the treatment of various ailments. Despite its medicinal value and popularity in northern Nigeria, no scientific data for standardization of the starting material to further proved to support its pharmacognostic value. The extreme morphological variability of the species leads to its misidentification. Therefore, the present study aimed at studying its morphological, anatomical, and chemical features, to provide baseline information needed on herbal product formulation from the plant. An established method of fast green and safranin method was used for morpho-anatomical analysis and GC/MS was used to analyse the ethanolic extract from the leaf part. The leaf is leptophyllous with leaf length 10-18 and width 8-14 cm, respectively. Open vascular system; lose U shape with ¼ of it circled at the abaxial surface and ¾ open at the adaxial surface. Eight compounds were profiled with decane compound with the highest abundance. The pharmacognostic features documented from the present study will serve as a key for the taxonomic identification of Jatropha curcas in Nigeria.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Morphology, Leaf.
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Depositing User: ePrints deposit
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2021 11:45
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2021 11:45

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