PHARMACOGNOSTICAL AND PHYTOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATION OF Buchanania angustifolia (Anacardiaceae)
Pharmacognostical standardization of herbal products is a complex task due to their heterogeneous composition. To ensure reproducible quality of herbal products, the starting material is essential for authentication. Phytochemical and Pharmacognostic investigation was carried out of the whole plant of Buchanania angustifolia. This study includes such as organoleptic, microscopical and phytochemical screening was performed since the species was not noted for its pharmacognosy in part. Macroscopic studies are a technique of qualitative evaluation based on the morphological and sensory profiles of whole plant of Buchanania angustifolia. Microscopic studies of the plant is essential for qualitative evaluation and used to confirm the structural features of drug from the whole plant of Buchanania angustifolia and also investigation of the phytoconstituents by application of advanced chemical techniques. The review of literature also revealed that no pharmacognostic work had been car ried out of the whole plant of Buchanania angustifolia. So we are investigated the Phytochemical and pharmacognostical profiles of whole plant of Buchanania angustifolia.