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HERDIN Record #: PCHRD08161101082763 Submitted: 16 August 2011 Modified: 09 May 2018

Pharmacognostical studies of selected Philippine medicinal plants.

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This research is proposed to accomplish the following: 1) To provide information on the pharmacognostic studies on the clinically verified medicinal plants; 2) The research findings will be used by end users for correct identification of medicinal plants to be propagated in their backyards to insure its continuous supply for commercial scale; and easy availability for barrio folks who cannot afford medicine (in tablet, capsule, syrup) from drugstores.


The study aims to provide macroscopic and microscopic descriptions, illustrations and photomicrographs of the following plants and their respective parts: 1) Vitex negundo L. (lagundi) leaves, 2) Blumea balsamifera (sambong) leaves, 3) Cassia alata (akapulko) leaves, 4) Mentha cordifolia (yerba buena) leaves, 5) Carmona retusa (tsaang gubat) leaves, 6) Allium sativum (bawang) bulb, 7) Leucaena leucocephala (ipil-ipil) seeds, 8) Psidium guajava (guava) leaves, 9) Momordica charantia (ampalaya) leaves, 10) Artemisia vulgaris (damong maria) herb, 11) Ocimum sanctum (sulasi) leaves, 12) Cymbopogon citratus (tanglad) leaves, 13) Peperomia pellucida (ulasimang bato) leaves and stems, 14) Garcinia mangostana (mangosteen) mesocarp, and 15) Quisqualis indica (niyog-niyogan) seeds. (Author)

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