Histological and Physico-Chemical Evaluation of Operculina turpethum Linn. Root
Operculina turpethum Linn, belongs to the family Convolvulaceae. It is widely grown throughout India and it is occasionally cultivated in gardens as an ornament. It has been used as a folk medicine in many countries to treat constipation, jaundice, rheumatism, chronic gout, piles and tumors. This paper deals with the microscopic study of young and old root of Operculina turpethum, along with this physico-chemical like ash values, extractive values and preliminary phytochemical analysis were also studied.