Volume 5 (2018) - Issue 5, May
During the last decades, nanotechnology has entered in many areas and leads to amazing scientific developments Worldwide. Meanwhile, the pharmaceutical industry has not been deprived and nanotechnology inventions lead to supply new and innovative pharmaceutical products.In this study, we reviewed the role of nanoparticles with bioactive compounds in order to diseases treatment. In order to reach t...
Gymnema sylvestre R.Br is a valuable herb extensively used in the Ayurvedic and indigenous medicinal system, belonging to the family Ascelpiadaceae. It has property of abolishing the taste of sugar and hence given name gurmar (sugar destroying). This plant has also found application in pharmaceuticals; whole plant is rich in secondary metabolites, which impart medicinal uses to the plant. The view...
Moringa oleifera, an important medicinal plant is one of the most widely cultivated species of the family Moringaceae. It is highly valued from time immemorial because of its vast medicinal properties. The present article provides all necessary information regarding its phytochemical investigations, morphological studies and medicinal properties like anaemia, anxiety, asthma, blackheads, blood imp...
Over the past centuries phytochemical and phyto-pharmacological sciences established the compositions, biological activities and health promoting benefits of numerous botanical products. Musa paradisiacal also known as Musa or banana in common terms are one of the world's most appealing fruits. Banana (Musa paradisiaca L., Musaceae) represents one of the most important fruit crops, with a global a...
IDENTIFICATION OF BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS OF ALCHEMILLA CAUCASICA USING GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY-MASS SPECTROMETRY
Alchemilla species (Rosaceae) are locally known as "aslanpençesi" in Turkey. Alchemilla plants (lady's mantle) are used in traditional medicine for different indications. In this study, the methanol extract of Alchemilla caucasica was analyzed using gas chromatography - Mass Spectrometry, while the mass spectra of the compounds found in the extract was matched with the National Institute of Stand...
The present investigation was designed to prepare immediate release tablets of gliclazide with the ultimate aim of reducing the time needed to obtain the peak plasma concentration. Gliclazide immediate release tablets were prepared by using superdisintegrants namely- sodium starch glycolate and croscarmellose sodium. The prepared tablets were evaluated for weight variation, hardness, friability, a...
The drug is obtained from the dried fruit of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis of family Oleaceae. It is also called Coral Jasmine, Parijat, and Harsingar etc. To confirm the veracity of aforementioned claim, the anticonvulsant effect of the ethanolic extract has been evaluated. In this investigation, the rats were pretreated with different dose of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis ethanolic extract (100, 200 mg/kg...
ANATOMICAL AND THIN LAYER CHROMATOGRAPHIC IDENTIFICATION OF ROOT, ROOT-BARK AND LEAF OF PREMNA SERRATIFOLIA L.
Anatomical characters and thin layer chromatographic fingerprint of root, root-bark and leaf of Agnimanthaḥ (Premna serratifolia L.), an important drug used in Ayurvedic system of medicine has been studied in detail to identify the original drug from the substitutes / adulterants....
MAHUA OIL CONTAINING SUPPOSITORY BASE EXHIBITED HIGHER DRUG RELEASE AS COMPARED TO COCOA BUTTER BASE
The present research aimed at scrutinizing the role of Mahua Oil (MO) as a suppository base which can enhance the release of drug in the site of administration. Three formulations were designed with erythromycin as the drug utilizing; F1 (MO and Beeswax in the ratio of 3:1), F2 (MO and PEG 6000 in the ratio of 1:1), and F3 (cocoa butter - 100%) as the base material. The suppositories were prepared...