Forensic and Pharmacognostic Study of Aristolochia ringens Stem
Minari JB* and Idris MA
Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, University of Lagos, Nigeria
- *Corresponding Author:
- Minari JB
University of Lagos, Cell Biology Cell
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: November 06, 2014; Accepted date: November 20, 2014; Published date: November 24, 2014
Citation: Minari JB, Idris MA (2015) Forensic and Pharmacognostic Study of Aristolochia ringens Stem. J Forensic Res 6:257. doi: 10.4172/2157-7145.1000257
Copyright: © 2015 Minari JB, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Aristolochia ringens is considered as a local stimulant which could influence criminal behavior. In the present investigation, the detailed pharmacognostic study of A. ringens stem is carried out to lay down the standards, which could be useful in future Forensic identification of unknown plant material. The study includes macroscopic, microscopic, prelimimary phytochemical screening and physiochemical evaluation. The objective of this study was to characterize the unknown plant material seized from the scene of crime. In the present study, a TLC-method was described for the identification of A. ringens stem.