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International Journal Of Pharmacognosy

An International Journal published monthly
ICV (2015): 69.75, Cosmos Impact Factor (2015): 4.693
DOI: 10.13040/IJPSR.0975-8232.IJP

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Volume 1 (2014) - Issue 11, November

Review Articles

 
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THE MEDICAL USES OF COCCINIA GRANDIS L. VOIGT: A REVIEW

Twenty two endophytic fungi were isolated from anti-diabetic plants Momordica charantia and Trigonella foenum-graceum. Ethyl acetate extracts of all fungal isolates were tested for inhibition of aldose reductase and carbohydrate metabolizing enzymes. Ethyl acetate extracts of nine endophytic fungi were found to be positive for α- amylase and α- glucosidase inhibitors. Crude extracts of fungal is...

A Ramachandran, R Prasath and A Anand*

Department of Biotechnology, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Kerala-679103, India

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13040/IJPSR.0975-8232.IJP.1(11).681-90

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GARLIC – A CONCISE REVIEW

The objective of this review is to update and assess the chemistry, composition, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, nutritional value and toxicology of garlic.  The medicinal properties of garlic includes immune functions, antibacterial activities, antifungal activities, antivirus activities, de-toxification, anti-oxidant agent, prevent platelet aggregation, reduction in blood pressure, lower...

S. Palani *, Nisha Mary Joseph , Yonatan Tegene and Anish Zacharia

Professor College of Health Sciences Jijiga University, Jijiga Ethiopia.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13040/IJPSR.0975-8232.IJP.1(11).691-95

691-695

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HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF SHAQEEQA (MIGRAINE) WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO CONTRIBUTION OF GRECO-ARAB PHYSICIANS

The current practice of medicine indebted much to the knowledge and achievements of the past. It is really surprising that far back Greco-Arab physicians were aware of the various diseases and mentioned them in a scientific manner. Most of the knowledge is still in practice. Modern days practice relies on the fundamentals proposed by them. In the classical text of Unani Medicine, headache is descr...

Md. Sarfraz Alam *, Mohammad Shahid Khan and Mohd Tarique

Department of Moalajat, National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore, India

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13040/IJPSR.0975-8232.IJP.1(11).696-00

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Research Articles

 
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IN-VITRO HYALURONIDASE INHIBITION PROPERTIES OF ALOE CAMPERI, ALOE PERCRASSA AND SENNA SINGUEANA

In folk medicine, Aloe camperi, Aloe percrassa (Aloeceae), and Senna singueana L. (Fabaceae) areused in the management of infectious and inflammation related disorders. The objective of this work was to evaluate the in vitro hyaluronidase inhibition activities of extracts from these three medicinal plants. Various concentrations (10, 50, and 100µg/ml) of leaf latex from the two Aloe spp and hydro...

Mebrahtom Gebrelibanos*, Gereziher Gebremedhin, Aman Karim, Biruk Sintayehu and Gomathi Periasamy

Course and Research Unit of Pharmacognosy, Department of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences, Mekelle University, Ethiopia

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13040/IJPSR.0975-8232.IJP.1(11).701-04

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COMPARATIVE NEUROPROTECTIVE POTENTIALS OF THE EXTRACTS OF TALINUM TRIANGULARE AGAINST NITROPRUSSIDE-INDUCED DAMAGES IN ALBINO RATS

The inhibitory effects of ethyl acetate, aqueous and ethanolic extracts of Talinum triangulare were well observed in the brain homogenate of swiss albino rats against sodium nitroprusside induced-peroxidation by thiobarbituric acid reactive species (TBARS) in-vitro. All the extracts showed significant inhibitory abilities against sodium-nitroprusside (SNP) induced lipid peroxidation in the brain h...

O. Bafolabi * and O. Ioloyede

Biochemistry Unit, Department of Chemical Sciences, College of Science, Afe-Babalola University, P.M.B 5454, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13040/IJPSR.0975-8232.IJP.1(11).705-08

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EFFECT OF DESMOSTACHYA BIPINNATA EXTRACTS ON CASTOR OIL AND MAGNESIUM SULPHATE INDUCED DIARRHEA IN WISTAR RATS

Desmostachya bipinnata (L.) Stapf [Gramineae (Poaceae)] is used in Indian traditional medicines system for treatment of various diseases such as asthma, kidney stone, diarrhea, wound healing etc. These traditional claims require authentication by performing animal testing. This study aims to confirm antidiarrheal activity of D. bipinnata in Wistar rats. Underground parts of D. bipinnata was extrac...

Anupama Singh *, Vikas Anand Saharan , Veerma Ram and Anil Bhandari

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jodhpur National University, Boranada, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13040/IJPSR.0975-8232.IJP.1(11).709-14

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ACUTE AND SUB-ACUTE TOXICITY STUDY ON SIDDHA DRUG MAGIZHAM PATTAI CHOORANAM IN RODENTS

Infertility is one of the most extremely tragic all over the world. Despite recent advances in the treatment of male infertility, the problem has not been satisfactorily tackled. The male infertility is mainly due to an inadequate number of spermatozoa in the semen, the failure of the spermatozoa to move with sufficient vigour towards their goal. Herbal medicines have been broadly used in develope...

K. Samraj *, S. Thillaivanan , S. Padmanathan , K. Kanagavalli and P. Parthiban

Lecturer, Velumailu Siddha Medical College, Sriperumpudur, Tamil Nadu India.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13040/IJPSR.0975-8232.IJP.1(11).715-23

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EFFECT OF ANTI-OXIDANT SUPPLEMENTATION IN VITILIGO PATIENTS DURING NARROW BAND UVB PHOTOTHERAPY

Vitiligo is an acquired idiopathic epidermal pigment loss occuring on the body. The prevalence of disease is less than 0.5%. Pathogenesis of vitiligo has been intriguing researchers for decades. Basic defect in vitiligo is disappearance of melanocytes. Several therapies are prescribed for the disease; the most effective one is narrow band UVB phototherapy. Several evidence based hypotheses have be...

Brijesh Rathore *, Kshitij Garg , Aparna Misra , Devesh Misra and Farzana Mahdi

Department of Biochemistry, Era’s Lucknow Medical College & Hospital, Sarfarazganj, Hardoi Road, Lucknow – 226 003 (U.P.) India

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13040/IJPSR.0975-8232.IJP.1(11).724-29

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ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF GARLIC EXTRACTS AGAINST GRAM-NEGATIVE AND GRAM-POSITIVE BACTERIA

Garlic is one of the earliest well known medicinal plants, which used to cure different disease in human being. It used to fight infections, prevent cancer, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antihelmentics, anti- antioxidant, and wound healing. Based on the above important of garlic, this study was conducted to investigate the antibacterial activity of garlic extracts (ethanol, acetone and aqueous e...

Tessema Derbe *, Brey Kidane Mariam and Shilashi Badasa

Department of Chemistry, Adigrat University, P.O. box 50, Adigrat, Ethiopia

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13040/IJPSR.0975-8232.IJP.1(11).730-34

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