Volume 4 (2017) - Issue 3, March
ANTIDIABETIC POTENTIAL OF IVY GOURD (COCCINIA GRANDIS, FAMILY: CUCURBITACEAE) GROWN IN SRI LANKA: A REVIEW
Leaves of ivy gourd; Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt (Family: Cucurbitaceae) is one of the well-known leafy vegetables, which has been consumed by Sri Lankans for centuries. The therapeutic potential of ivy gourd against diabetes is brought mainly by its antihyperglycemic, β-cell regenerative, antihyperlipidemic and antioxidant properties. In addition, the optimum effective therapeutic dose of the aq...
FORMULATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF NATURAL PRODUCT BASED ANTIMICROBIAL AND COSMETICS FROM SELECTED MEDICINAL PLANT IN TANZANIA
The aim of this study was to utilize the phytoconstituents from medicinal plants; Carissa spinarum to generate herbal based antimicrobial and cosmetics to reduce the synthetic ingredients by incorporation of natural extracts whose functionality is comparable with their synthetic ingredients and compare its effectiveness with marketed antimicrobial and cosmetics products. The method used was the so...
Sulfated polysaccharides (SP) were extracted from Corallina officinalis marine red algae seaweed by using hydrothermal processes at 100 °C. The antioxidant activity of C. officinalis sulfated polysaccharide were determined using the (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl, DPPH) method , showing that this polysaccharide has a moderate effect in inhibiting the formation of those radicals. This study demons...
PHARMACOGNOSTIC ANALYSIS AND PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF THE MEDICINAL PLANT CANTHIUM PARVIFLORUM LAM.
The crude extract from leaf of Canthium parviflorum Lam. in different solvents were subjected to physico-chemical, fluorescence analysis, phytochemical and antimicrobial study. The microscopic analysis revealed that in C. parviflorum there is presence of starch grains. The ash value was 5.81 % in C. parviflorum. The fluorescent analysis at 366 nm of C. parviflorum powder extracted with alcohol sho...