The leaves of Bauhinia purpurea Linn. were studied with the aim of determining the following pharmacognostical parameters for this species: Macroscopical characters; Leaf constants; Physico-chemical constants; Extractive values; Colour; Consistency; Extractive values with different solvents; Micro chemical tests; Fluorescence characters of liquid extracts and leaf powder after treatment with different chemical reagents under visible and UV light at 254 nm & 366 nm; Measurement of cells and tissues; Bulk density angle of repose; and, Powder microscopy. Hopefully, the determination of these characteristics will aid future investigators in their pharmacological analyses of this species. Preliminary pytochemical studies on different extracts of the leaves were also performed.
Sugumaran, M. and Vetrichelvan, T.
"Studies on Some Pharmacognostic Profiles of Bauhinia purpurea Linn. Leaves (Caesalpinaceae),"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2008
, Article 56.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2008/iss1/56