PHARMACOGNOSTIC STUDY OF MANSOA ALLIACEA LEAF
Mansoa alliacea Lam. (Family: Bignoniaceae) is a native plant from Amazonian basin in South America. Plant derivatives are used as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic and antibacterial agents. The study was aimed to determine the pharmacognostic and phytochemicals present in Mansoa alliacea. Micro and organoleptic characteristics of fresh and dried leaf samples had been examined. Physicochemical variables had been done by using WHO suggested variables; preliminary phytochemical of leaf sample had been performed to identify the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins and phenols, and quinones using the ethanolic extract of the leaves of M. alliacea.