Pharmacognostical Profiling of Roots of Salacia prenoides L.
Salacia prenoides or S.chinensis belonging to the family Hippocrateaceae is a climbing shrub known as saptarangi in Ayurveda. The roots of this plant is repoted to possess various medicinal uses as antidiabetic, astringent and abortificient. The pharmacognostical study of roots of this plant has not been reported. Therefore, the present investigation was planned to study the morphology, microscopy, physicochemical parameters, phytochemical screening and HPTLC study of roots of Salacia prenoides.