Volume 1 (2014) - Issue 10, October
The present study was based on diabetes, its cure & herbal products available in the market. Diabetes mellitus is the most common endocrine disorder, affecting 16 million individuals in the United States and 200 million worldwide. Despite the use of advanced synthetic drugs for the treatment, use of herbal remedies is gaining higher importance because of synthetic drugs have drawbacks and limi...
Oleo-gum resin of Boswellia serrata Roxb. is described in Unani medicine in the name of Kundur. It is commonly known as luban which belongs to the family Burseraceae. Boswellia, or frankincense, harkens back to ancient India and Egypt. Frankincense was one of the four components in the medicinal “Balsam of Jerusalem” from the Franciscan Monastery and, as noted in the Papyrus Ebers, Circa 150...
The study was carried out to assess the analgesic, anti-inflammatory, CNS depressant and anti-diarrhoeal activity of methanolic extract of Nephelium lappaceum L. seeds (MNLS). Analgesic activity was evaluated using acetic acid-induced writhing and formalin-induced licking paw test in mice. Anti-inflammatory effect was studied using the carrageenan-induced inflammatory method. Hole cross and open f...
AN EVALUATION OF THE ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES OF SOME OIL YIELDING LAMIACEOUS PLANTS FROM MORNI HILLS (HARYANA, INDIA)
The present study was conducted to explore the antioxidant and radical scavenging activities of essential oil extracted from the leaves of plants of family Lamiaceae from Morni hills in the north-eastern part of the state of Haryana, India. Ten plants- Hyptis suaveolens, Mentha longifolia, M. pulegium, Ocimum basilicum, Plectranthus incanus, P. striatus, Pogostemon benghalensis, Rabdosia rugosa, S...
ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIAL OF PUNICALAGIN IN AN IN-VITRO SYSTEM OF PRECISION CUT GOAT LIVER SLICES SUBJECTED TO OXIDATIVE STRESS
Oxidative stress has been implicated in various pathological diseases like neurodegenerative disorders, stroke, cancer, inflammation, atherosclerosis, etc., which upshots when the production of reactive oxygen species overwhelms the antioxidant defense mechanism. Nowadays, development of drugs with antioxidant potential gained utmost importance therapeutically to treat many pathological diseases. ...
PHARMACOGNOSTIC AND PRELIMINARY PHYSIOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF PLANT THEVETIA PERUVIANA LEAVES AND FLOWERS
Thevetia peruviana is found distributed throughout tropical parts of India. Their leaves are used as cardiotonic and diuretic. Flowers of plant Thevetia peruviana were reported to possess good medicinal value in the traditional system of medicine; the present investigation deals with macroscopic, microscopic and preliminary phytochemical investigation of flowers of Thevetia peruviana which include...
A STUDY ON THE INDIGENOUS MEDICINAL PLANTS AND HEALING PRACTICES OF MURONG TRIBE IN KHAGRACHARI DISTRICT (BANGLADESH)
An ethnomedicinal survey was carried out during August 2008 to October 2008 among tribal medicinal practitioners of the Murong tribes. Various Murong tribal practitioners practiced in their localities for treating different kinds of disease of Ramgarh Upazila, Khagrachari districts of Chittagong Hill Tracts Region in Bangladesh. We observed to use 40 plants species belonging to 29 families in the ...
MEMBRANE STABILIZATION, INHIBITION OF ‘HISTAMINE AND PROSTAGLANDIN SYNTHESIS’ MEDIATED ANTI INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE OF SOME INDIGENOUS PLANTS
In the present study the anti-inflammatory, analgesic activity and mechanistic pathway of Centratherum anthelminticum (Willd.) Kuntze (CA), Cissus quadrangularis Linn. (CQ) and Kigelia pinnata DC (KP) was tested in rats using carrageenan induced paw edema method. The central analgesic activity was assessed by radiant heat method, hot plate method, and tail immersion method. The peripheral analgesi...
Introduction: Obesity is associated with DM Type-II. The major basis for the association between these two is the ability of obesity to engender insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is a fundamental aspect of etiology of DM Type-II. Different factors increase insulin resistance, but FFA is the most common factor to increase insulin resistance. Aims and Objectives: Most of the obese person (80%) ...
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic immuno-inflammatory systemic disease, affecting 1-2% population worldwide. The disease is very common among women rather men. Mostly the victims of this disease belong to the age group 45 onwards, while juvenile cases are also reported. The exact pathogenesis of the disease is still a question. Reactive oxygen species have been implicated as mediators of tissue da...