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Anc Sci Life. 2010 Oct-Dec; 30(2): 28–32.
PMCID: PMC3336273

Pharmacognostical and Phytochemical Evaluation of the leaves of Bauhinia purpurea Linn.


Various pharmacognostic parameters including macroscopy, microscopy, chemomicroscopy and behaviour of powdered drug on treatment with different chemical reagents were studied on the leaves of Bauhinia purpurea Linn. (Family Caesalpinaceae). Phytochemical screening of the plant part with various solvents revealed the presence of phenolic compounds, tannins, flavonoids, phytosterols, saponins and glycosides in it.

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