This study deals with Punicagranatum fruit
peels. This plant was selected because of its popularity and being highly used; it was purchased from
herbarium markets of Khartoum Sudan. The study is divided into two parts, the main part is a morph-anatomical study of the fruit peels of the
plant because it is important in the identification of the medicinal plant when
it is in the powder or broken forms. The preparation of permanent slides was
done using wax methods. The results of the morph anatomical studies were
described and shown in photomicrographs. Transverse section of the peels of the
fruits of P. granatumis formed of one cell thick epidermis covered by a
thin cuticle, followed by many layers of small compact parenchyma cells forming
pigment layer and several cell thick
isodiametric spongy parenchyma cells filling the section. Vascular bundles are
small distributed within the ground parenchyma cells;
sclerenchyma cells in the form of stone cells were densely distributed on the
section of the peel of fruit. Part two includes physiochemical studies of the
powder of the fruit peel to determine the percentage values of moisture, ash,
acid insoluble ash, alcohol soluble extractives, and water soluble ash.
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Ambili, D.S., Padyana, S., Mahesh and Sree, R. (2017) Punica Granatum: Study on Its Pharmacognostical and Phytochemical Properties. International Journal of Ayurvedic and Herbal Medicine, 7, 2886-28915.