Volume 2 (2015) - Issue 5, May
The medicinal plants have attracted great attention in recent years for better therapeutic management of diseases. Nigella sativa is one of the most extensively studied plants and has gained more and more interest in potential medical use in recent years. Historical and traditional uses of this herb have been widely documented in ancient documents; and Nigella sativa has been broadly used througho...
Sweet violet also known as the Viola odorata, blooms in continental climate conditions in early spring with delicate flowers of attractive scent. It has been traditionally the part of various indigenous preparations and being used to cure respiratory and inflammatory conditions. The present review article is an attempt to cover recent developments in the phytochemical and pharmacological potential...
Areca catechu has been in use as a social drug from the time immemorial and usually chewed by at least 10% of the world’s population. Areca catechu commonly known as supari consists of dried ripe nuts and belongs to the family Palmae which is cultivated in tropical India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, South China, the East Indies, the Philippines Islands and part of East Africa (including Zanzibar and Ta...
Rice bran is the cuticle existing between the rice and husk of the paddy and consists of embryo and endosperm of the seeds of Oryza sativa, family Gramineae. It is obtained as a by product in rice mill during polishing of rice obtained after dehusking of paddy. Rice bran contains about 15% of fixed oil and is obtained by the solvent extraction method. It contains oleic acid, linolenic acid as unsa...
Misfolding of some proteins, their self-assembly into insoluble amyloid structures underlies many diseases, constituting a group of amyloid-related pathology. Fibrillation of peptide hormone of the pancreas, amylin, is considered as one of the causes of death of β-cells in type 2 diabetes. In this work we studied in-vitro protection of islet β-cells from death in the presence of aggregated amyli...
Homalium letestui Pellegr (Flacourtiaceae) used traditionally by the Ibibios of Southern Nigeria to treat stomach ulcer, malaria and other inflammatory diseases were evaluated for antiulcer activities of the stem extract and its fractions. The effects of ethanol stem extract of H. letestui (200-600 mg/kg) and fractions (Aqueous and dichloromethane, 400 mg/kg) on experimentally induced ulcer were s...
Dalbergia latifolia commonly known as bilayatti shisham (Fabaceae) is a medicinal plant. The dry bark is brown colored astringent characters. Traditionally various species are reported to be used as aphrodisiac, abortifacient, expectorant, anthelmintic, antipyretic, appetizer, allays thirst, vomiting, burning sensation, cure skin diseases, ulcers Ayurvedic practice, bark is used as leucoderma, lep...
The present study was investigated to determine the possible phytochemical components from the solvents such as hexane, ethyl acetate and ethanolic extract of Justicia tranquebariensis. Among the phytochemical screening of these extracts, ethyl acetate extract showed that the whole plant was rich in carbohydrate, tannin, flavonoids, quinones, cardiac glycosides, phenols, steroids, and coumarins. F...
COSMETIC EVALUATION OF SOME IRANIAN COMMERCIAL NORMAL HAIR SHAMPOOS AND COMPARISION WITH NEW DEVELOPED FORMULATION
Four commercial normal hair shampoos produced by four famous Iranian companies were chosen for evaluating their characteristics based on scientifically measurable properties and were compared with our new developed formulation. Selection of the evaluation parameters of shampoo is a challenging test, because of the multitude of both subjective and instrumental test methodologies available for this ...
Butea monosperma (Family: Fabaceae). This is a moderate sized deciduous tree which is widely distributed throughout India, Burma and Ceylon, popularly known as 'dhak' or 'palas,' commonly known as ‘Flame of the forest’. The family Fabaceae compromises of 630 genera and 18,000 species. It finds use both medicinally and commercially with each part of the plant having utility. This plant species ...