Author(s): Bharat Gami
Pharmacognostic evolution of Mimusops elengi's bark and seed powder for extractive value, fluorescence analysis, ash analysis, treatment with strong acids, phytochemical and element analysis. Highest extractive value for seeds and bark were found with water, with more or less same residual nature. Under UV light seed gives fluorescent green colour after treating it with iodine and ferric chloride. Total ash content was highest in bark (12.5%) as compared to seed (6.0%). Water-soluble ash was more or less similar in both bark and seed. Seed powder showed clearly distinct dark reddish orange colour when treated with concentrated H2SO4. Alkaloids were absent in seeds and bark, while Tannin was present only in bark. Elemental analysis by XRF reveal presence in order of Ca>K>S>Fe>Sr>Ti in bark, and in seed Ca>K>S>Mn>Fe>Cu>Sr.