Volume 3 (2016) - Issue 8, August
Since, the middle ages, essential oils have been widely used for bactericidal, fungicidal, insecticidal, virucidal, cosmetic and medicinal applications, especially nowadays in agriculture, food, sanitary and pharmaceutical industries. Distillation is the common mode of extraction used for aromatic plants, which results in a variety of volatile molecules such as terpenes, terpenoids, aliphatic comp...
The purpose of the study was to determine the leaves of Andrographis serpyllifolia for anti-diabetic and antihyperlipidemic effects in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. The aqueous, alcoholic and hydroalcoholic extracts of Andrographis serpyllifolia were tested for toxicity up to 4000 mg kg-1 as per OECD-425 guidelines. Anti-diabetic activity was assessed by oral glucose tolerance test and str...
This study was carried out to evaluate the thrombolytic and membrane stabilizing activities of Launaea sarmentosa plants. The crude methanolic extract of L. sarmentosa (whole plants) was investigated for in-vitro thrombolytic and membrane stabilizing activities at five different concentrations of 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 mg/ml respectively. In the case of thrombolytic study, it was dose-dependently incre...
STUDIES ON ETHNOMEDICINE AND ROLE OF TRADITIONAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS (THPs) IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS (PHCs) IN THE TRIBAL DOMINATED AREAS OF RAJASTHAN- INDIA
The tribal people depend on plants and plant products for their livelihood, and most of the people still depend on traditional herbal medicine suggested by traditional medicine men or traditional health practitioners (THPs) for their primary health care. In this paper 36 herbal formulations of 59 plant species belonging to 40 families to cure 16 common diseases suggested by 32 traditional health p...
The present study was aimed to the investigation of the anthelmintic potential of crude methanolic extract of the leaves of Abrus precatorius Linn. on Indian earth-worm “Pheretima posthum” and “Tubifex tubifex.” Three concentrations (5, 10, 15 mg/ml) of methanolic extract were studied in activity which involved the determination of the time of paralysis (vermifuge) and time of death (vermi...