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Histochemical Investigation of Some Medicinal plants of genus Terminalia of (Combretaceae) in Maharashtra

Kadam V.B*1, Sunanda Salve1 and K.R. Khandare2
1P.G. Department of Botany & Research Centre, K.T.H.M. College, Nasik – 422002
2Department of Botany, N.M. Sonawane Science College , Satana, Nasik
Received: 20 July 2014, Accepted: 21 October 2014, Published Online: 15 December 2014

The histochemical studies of leaves and wood of Terminalia cuneata Terminalia bellerica, Terminalia chebula  and Terminalia catappa  are medicinally important plants in Maharashtra. For histochemical studies the free hand sections of leaves and wood were taken and treated with the respective reagent in localize components, viz. starch, protein, tannin, saponin, fat, glucosides and alkaloids in the tissues.
Keywords: Histochemistry, starch, protein, tannin, saponin, fat, glucosides and alkaloids.

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