Pharmacognostic and phytochemical studies on leaves of Launaea sarmentosa (Willd.) Schultz - Bip. Ex Kuntze


  • Mahendra C Gunde
  • Jagdish S Wani
  • Anil M Pethe



Launaea sarmentosa, Pharmacognostic, Phytochemical, Qualitative analysis, Asteraceae


Launaea sarmentosa (Willd.) schultz-bip.ex Kuntze (Family Asteraceae) commonly known as Sagar Pathari by several tribal communities in Maharashtra. The plant leaves used by traditional healers for Anti-inflammatory activity, rheumatoid arthritis, skin disorders etc. This plant has never been scientifically documented. Natives and traditional medical practitioners are the sole sources of information available. The information on leaves in terms of pharmacognostic and phytochemical identification will be provided in this study. Upper epidermis, lower epidermis, vascular bundles, mesophyll, palisade, and cuticle are visible on a microscopic level in the leaves. Qualitative analysis was carried out, including ash value, sulphated ash value, water insoluble value, and so on. Flavonoids, glycosides, tannins and phenolic compounds, proteins, amino acids and other chemicals have been detected in preliminary phytochemical screening.

Author Biographies

Mahendra C Gunde

Assistant Professor, Department of  Pharmacognosy, Datta Meghe College of Pharmacy, DMIMSU (DU), Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India. 

Jagdish S Wani

Research Scholar, Shobhaben Pratapbhai Patel School of Pharmacy and Technology Management, SVKM’S, NMIMS Vile Parle (West), Mumbai. Maharashtra, India.

Anil M Pethe

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Datta Meghe College of Pharmacy, DMIMSU, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India.




How to Cite

Gunde, M. C., Wani, J. S., & Pethe, A. M. . (2022). Pharmacognostic and phytochemical studies on leaves of Launaea sarmentosa (Willd.) Schultz - Bip. Ex Kuntze. International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, 13(3), 759–763.



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