Volume 2 (2015) - Issue 2, February
Plants are valuable sources of natural products. Despite the availability of different approaches for the discovery of therapeutically, natural products remain as one of the best reservoirs of new structural types. They play a major role in the cure of various diseases from ancient time. Role of plant metabolites to inhibit the growth and activity of pathogenic bacteria is cherished. Research towa...
Emergence of multidrug-resistant strains of pathogens and adverse effects of antibiotics have rapid lead search for new antimicrobials. Medicinal plants have gained more importance as a source of alternative and effective drugs. Euclea racemosa sub sp. schimperi (DC.) Dandy (Ebenaceae) has many traditional uses against infections and related disorders. The objective of this study was to evaluate t...
HEPATOPROTECTIVE AND ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF SESBANIA GRANDIFLORA AGAINST CCl4-INDUCED HEPATIC INJURY IN RATS
A phytotherapeutic approach to modern drug development can provide many invaluable drugs from traditional medicinal plants. Medicinal plants have been considered as an important therapeutic aid for alleviating ailment of humankind. Numerous plants and polyherbal formulations are used for the treatment of liver diseases. This present investigation was aimed at assessing the hepatoprotective activit...
PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITIES OF SOLVENT EXTRACT OF LANTANA CAMARA.L LEAF FROM MEKELLE, ETHIOPIA
In this study, the phytochemical analysis took place for solvent extracts (petroleum ether, chloroform) and essential oils. Maceration method and hydrodistillation were used for the solvent extraction and essential oil extraction respectively. Solvent extract was studied for phytochemical analysis and antibacterial activities. The antibacterial activity of a solvent extract of Lantana camara L. le...
Curcuma amada and Curcuma aeruginosa are economically and medicinally very important species in India. Both of the species look similar in morphological nature. In the present study, an effort has been made to work out the identifying characters and detailed comparative account of both species for ready identification of the entire plant, live or in the herbarium and also the discrimination of dru...
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble antioxidant vitamin having important nutritional and health benefits. Adequate consumption of fruits, vegetables and their juices with high vitamin C content and antioxidant capacity result in improved health, reduced risk of chronic diseases, optimal nutrition and general well-being. Thus, it is essential that vitamin C content in food it...
Raphanus sativus commonly known as radish is cultivated as a crop and having various medicinal uses. It is cultivated all over the world as an edible root vegetable. The present study deals with the pharmacognostic, preliminary phytochemical investigation of Raphanus sativus, Linn. belonging to family Cruciferae. In this, pharmacognostic studies are concerned for the determination of physicochemic...
Background: Gilbert’s syndrome (GS) is the most common form of congenital, non haemolytic, mild unconjugated hyperbilirubinaemia. Familial cases linked with mutation in enzyme UDP glucuronosyl transferase 1 producing decreased conjugation of bilirubin which accumulates in the form of unconjugated bilirubin. Hyperbilirubinaemia is mild (<6 mg/dl) while liver enzymes & histology are always ...