Volume 5 (2018) - Issue 6, June
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a widely used popular Indian medicinal plant which belongs to the family of Zingiberaceae. Curcumin, an important constituent of turmeric, is known for various biological activities, primarily due to its antioxidant mechanism. Epidemiological observations are suggestive that turmeric consumption may reduce the risk of some form of cancers and render other protective bio...
Curcumin regulates cellular signaling pathway related to cancer growth, inflammation and apoptosis and due to biological activities can be target DNA, RNA, and enzymes. Also, curcumin has an inhibitory effect against MARK, P53, β-catenin, and AKT. It can be considered as a promising agent to treat many diseases, but it is important that should be acceptably carried out cellular targeting with cur...
Thuja orientalis (Commonly- Morpankhi, Family- Cupressaceae) is an evergreen, monoecious trees or shrubs used in various forms of traditional medicines and homeopathy in various ways. In traditional practices, Thuja is used for the treatment of bronchial catarrh, enuresis, cystitis, psoriasis, uterine carcinomas, amenorrhea, and rheumatism. Recent researches in different parts of the world have sh...
Oral delivery of the drug is the preferable drug delivery due to the ease of administration, patient compliance, and flexibility in the formulations. In recent era, various technologies have been made in research and development of controlled release oral drug delivery system to overcome various physiological difficulties such as variation in gastric retention and emptying time. Conventional oral ...
The inhibitory effect of Juniperus phoenicea leaves extracts on Xanthine Oxidase activity was evaluated spectrophotometrically at 290 nm. Extracts of Juniperus phoenicea showed a potent XO inhibitory activity. To isolate the active compounds, an in-vitro bio-guided fractionation was undertaken by preparative chromatographic techniques. Fractions 2, 3 and 6 of ethyl acetate extract demonstrated sub...
Objective: To study the preliminary and pharmacognostic characteristics of Ziziphus mauritiana Lam., harvested in Côte d'Ivoire. Identify the drug by anatomy and histochemistry. Method: Macroscopic and microscopic study of the fresh and dry drug and determination of physicochemical parameters. Results: Tree, shrub or bush, 16 m long, 5 m or 4 m, Ziziphus mauritiana Lam. Has bending branches with ...
FOLK MEDICINAL PLANTS USED BY THE SANTAL TRIBAL PRACTITIONERS AGAINST DIARRHEA AND DYSENTERY IN TANORE UPAZILA OF RAJSHAHI DISTRICT, BANGLADESH
This paper presented the traditional uses of 20 plant species belonging to 14 families that are used by the Santal tribal practitioners in Tanore Upazila of Rajshahi district, Bangladesh for the treatment of diarrhoea and dysentery diseases. During the study, interviews were conducted with the help of a semi-structured questionnaire and the guided field walks method. The medicinal plants tradition...
The influence of roots and leaf extracts of Jasminum grandiflorum was studied for its wound healing activity using the excision wound model. The roots and leaves of Jasminum grandiflorum were extracted with alcohol 90%, were subjected to phytochemical investigation. The root and leaf extracts were screened for wound healing activity. The animals were divided into four groups in excision wound mode...
The free radical scavenging activity of ethanolic root extract of Aporosa lindleyana (EREAL) was evaluated in-vitro with the spectrophotometric method based on the inhibition of hydroxyl radical, the reduction of stable DPPH free radical, inhibition of superoxide anion radical, total antioxidant activity and reducing power. Preliminary phytochemical screening showed the presence of phenolic compou...
Objective: To study detailed pharmacognostic characters of the stem of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis (Oleaceae), along with their physicochemical parameters, fluorescence analysis, and phytochemical screening. Methods: The pharmacognostic characters were determined in terms of macroscopy, microscopy, powder microscopy, physicochemical analysis, fluorescence analysis and preliminary phytochemical invest...
Unprecedented growth in popularity of complementary medicines raised concerns about their quality and safety. So, there is a need to develop methods for their sensitive, specific and accurate analysis. Authenticity and similarity of medicinal nutrients and strict procedures of material handling are significant features to maintain the quality of herbal preparations. Genome-based methods to authent...