Pharmacognostic and Preliminary Phytochemical Analysis of Actiniopteris dichotoma Bedd.

  • Harjeet Singh
  • Murali Krishna C
  • Sanjiv Kumar
  • Anupam K Mangal
Keywords: Ayurveda, Pharmacognosy, Actiniopteris dichotoma, microscopy, phytochemical


The rhizome and fronds of Actiniopteris dichotoma Bedd. has been reported to treat worm infestations, skin diseases, antifertility, diarrhoea and dysentery in Ayurveda. The present investigation involves the macroscopy, microscopy, physicochemical evaluation and preliminary phytochemical studies of Actiniopteris dichotoma Bedd. These observations will help in carrying out further research on this plant.


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