Diabetes is an endocrine disorder and it is due to deficiency in secretion or action of insulin. The increased prevalence of diabetes in recent decades has made it to serious risk for public health. Human always has great consideration to plants for treatment of illnesses, especially diabetes and it is probably due to common ingredients with mammalian cells such as inositol, especially isomer of D...
The study was carried out to assess the analgesic, anti-inflammatory, CNS depressant and antidiarrhoeal activity of methanolic extract of Nephelium lappaceum L seeds (MNLS).Analgesic activity was evaluated using acetic acid-induced writhing and formalin-induced licking paw test in mice. Anti-inflammatory effect was studied using carrageenan-induced inflammatory method. Hole cross and open field mo...
POTENTIAL ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITIES OF SPONDIAS PINNATA (FAMILY: ANACARDIACEAE) BARK EXTRACT IN RATS WITH STREPTOZOTOCIN INDUCED DIABETES MELLITUS
The present study was to investigate the antioxidant activity of aqueous bark extract of Spondias pinnata (Linn. f.) Kurz (Family: Anacardiaceae) in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats. The antioxidant activity was evaluated by the activities of liver enzymes, antioxidant enzymes, and extent of lipid peroxidation (LPO) in the liver of streptozotocin (STZ) ‑diabetic rats. S. pinnata extract decr...
The present study was aimed to investigate the cytotoxic activity of different fractions (petroleum ether, ethyl acetate & chloroform) of the rhizome of Alpinia nigra – a plant belonging to the family Zingiberaceae. The rhizome of Alpinia nigra was extracted with organic solvent and the extracts were fractionated by using three fractions (petroleum ether, ethyl acetate & chloroform). The...
The present study was investigated to determine the possible phytochemical components from the solvents such as hexane, Ethyl acetate and Ethanolic extract of Justicia tranquebariensis. Among the phytochemical screening of these extracts ethyl acetate extract showed that the whole plant was rich in Carbohydrate, Tannin, Flavonoids, Quinones, Cardiac glycosides, Phenols, Steroids and Coumarins. Fur...
PHYTOCHEMICAL AND ETHNO BOTANICAL STUDY OF MEDICINAL PLANTS USED TO TREAT ECTOPARASITES IN RUMINANT ANIMALS IN EASTERN TIGRAY, NORTHERN ETHIOPIA
The use of ethno-botany practices to treat and control ruminant livestock diseases is old practices in a large part of the world. To investigate Traditional medicinal plants used to treatEctoparasites in Ruminant animals’ Semi-structured interview, observation and field guided walks were used with ruminant livestock owner, local and traditional healers who had willing to share their indigenous k...
ANALGESIC EFFECT OF CUPPING THERAPY IN OSTEOARTHRITIS ON TIMELINE: AN OPEN COMPARATIVE CLINICAL STUDY
Objective: To evaluate the analgesic effect of dry cupping therapy with respect to time at a clinical setting and to compare its effect among cases of cervical, lumbar and knee osteoarthritis (OA). Method: A comparative open clinical trial was conducted. The patients were divided into three groups on the basis of the joint affected. Group A had patients suffering from cervical OA, group B was of p...
ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY AND PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF MARINE MACRO ALGAE AMPHIROA ANCEPS USING THREE SOLVENT EXTRACTS
The antibacterial activity and phytochemical screening of red algae Amphiroa anceps was using three different solvents like aqueous, methanol and ethyl acetate extracts. The phytochemical screening of macro algae showed the presence of flavanoids and terpenoids in methanol and ethyl acetate extract. The aqueous extract of Amphiroa anceps observed only tannins. The eight human pathogenic bacteria l...
As we are well aware that production of metallic nanoparticles by physical and chemical method has numerous drawbacks along with use of toxic chemicals, high energy expenditure and non- biodegradable products. Hence, researchers are showing great interest in biological synthesis of nanoparticles. The biological method provide clean, bio-degradable, non-toxic and eco-friendly methods for nanopartic...
Cissus quadrangularis Linn. is a succulent plant of family Vitaceae commonly found in tropical and subtropical xeric wood. It is a fleshy, cactus-like liana widely used as a common food item in India. The plant is prescribed in the ancient Ayurvedic literature as a general tonic and analgesic, with specific bone fracture healing properties. The plant is believed to be useful in helminthiasis, anor...