Volume 5 (2018) - Issue 10, October
For a very long time, plants have been used worldwide as a natural medicine to treat human diseases, and it has been in many parts of the world, plants are used as a safe source of drugs to cure several diseases and conditions through complementary medicine system. In tropical Asia and Africa, Commelina benghalensis is a native plant and is known to have significant pharmacological activities. Thi...
Aim of Study: Compare the phyto-pharmacognostical study of Acacia arabica and Prosopis juliflora. Material and Methods: The ethanolic extract of on Acacia arabica and Prosopis juliflora were using physio-chemical parameters and preliminary phytochemical investigation. Results: The present study was aimed at pharma-cognostical study. Plants Acacia arabica and Prosopis juliflora were studies for pha...
A COMPARATIVE PHYTOCHEMICAL APPROACH FOR SUBSTITUTION OF STEM BARK WITH SMALL BRANCHES IN BUCHANANIA LANZAN FOR MEDICINAL USE
Overexploitation of many traditional medicinal plants like Buchanania lanzan Spreng. has become a threat and shortly, many medicinal plants may be unavailable for use in the medicinal industry. The present study outlines the concept of plant part substitution. Stem bark and small branches of B. lanzan are compared based on physicochemical analysis, phytochemical analysis, total phenolic content, t...
Background: Sickle cell anemia continues to be prevalent in the African population of which Nigeria alone has epidemiology of 25%, and only a few official medications are available, necessitating this current study. Methods: Cnestis ferruginea Vahl ex DC., Connaraceae, Alcornea laxiflora (Benth.) Pax & K. Hoffman Euphorbiaceae, and Spathodea campanulata Beauv., Bignoniaceae, which have various...
Gardenia resinifera Roth. is a medicinal plant belonging to family Rubiaceae. It is an important traditional medicinal plant employed in various indigenous system of medicine against several diseases. The current communication provides pharma-cognostic, physicochemical and phytochemical investigation carried out on the leaves of Gardenia resinifera Roth, which are useful in setting some diagnostic...
COMPARATIVE INVESTIGATION OF CALCIUM OXALATE CRYSTALS RELATED TO STARCH STORAGE IN THREE VARIETIES OF DIOSCOREA ALATA LINN. OF WAYANAD DISTRICT
Yam is one of the staple foods for several people, used as various forms such as flour and starchy paste. It is locally available, a rich source of starch, so tubers of Dioscorea ensure rural food security. The member of the family Dioscoreaceae is found throughout the tropical and warm temperate regions of the world. Calcium oxalate crystals and missile like raphides are reported in many Yam spec...
Aim of this study was to generate a model of DHNA using protein sequence and homology modeling and then dock the modeled protein with an inhibitor. Molecular docking is a frequently used method in structure-based rational drug design. It is used for evaluating the complex formation of small ligands with large biomolecules, predicting the strength of the bonding forces and finding the best geometri...
PHARMACOGNOSTIC, PHYTOCHEMICAL AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ACTIVITY OF MARTYNIYA ANNUA LEAVES LINN. (FAMILY: MARTYNIACEAE)
The present research was conducted to investigate the anti-inflammatory activity of methanolic extracts of plants of Martynia annua. (Family: Martyniaceae) The anti-inflammatory activity of the methanolic extracts of the Martynia annua at the dose of 50, 100, 200 mg/kg body weight was evaluated against the standard drug - pentazocine at a dose of 25 mg/kg body weight. Adult Swiss albino mice of ei...