NEUROPROTECTIVE ACTIVITY OF ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM ON EXPERIMENTLLY INDUCED GLOBAL CEREBRAL ISCHEMIA/REPERFUSION INJURY IN MICE
Background: Ascophyllum nodosum has been used in oriental medicine to treat a variety of remedies, including some neurological disorders. Ascophyllum nodosum rich in phenolic antioxidant (rich in polyphenol) have been identified as major active component exhibiting antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects. Present study is to evaluate the neuroprotective effect of Ascophyllum nod...
COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ANTIMICROBIAL EFFECT OF NIGELLA SATIVA SEED EXTRACTS FROM DIFFERENT GEOGRAPHIES
Prophet Mohammed calls Nigella sativa seed as a medicine of blessings. Nigella sativa isan herbaceous plant and cultivated in Middle East, South East Asia and some part of the Europe. Nigella sativa seed has been in use in Middle East, South East Asia and some part of the Europe over 2000 years.Until date lot of research, studies are conducted to prove the therapeutic utility of Nigella sativa see...
PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF PHYTOCHEMICALS OF SAUSSUREA OBVALLATA (BRAHM KAMAL) AND PITTOSPORUM ERIOCARPUM (AGNI): TWO ENDANGERED MEDICINAL PLANT SPECIES OF UTTARAKHAND
Aim of this study was to determine the presence of phytochemical components in Saussurea obvallata and Pittosporum eriocarpum, two endangered medicinal plant species of Uttarakhand. Phytochemicals are non-nutritive plant chemicals that have protective or disease preventive properties. These components are produced by plants to protect themselves but recent researches demonstrate that they can also...
MEDICINAL EFFECT OF KAMEELA AND AMRAZE JILDIYA (SKIN DISEASES) DESCRIBED IN UNANI SYSTEM OF MEDICINE AND CURRENT RESEARCH-AN OVERVIEW
Kameela or Kamala is a well known Unani drug which is being used as medicament from centuries for the treatment of Amraze Jildiya (skin disease) by Unani Physicians and also mentioned their medicinal efficacy in Unani Classical text. It is widely scattered perennial shrub or small tree in tropical and subtropical region regions with an altitude below the 1,000 m and is description to have broad ...
This study was carried out to evaluate the thrombolytic and membrane stabilizing activities of Launaea sarmentosa plants. The crude methanolic extract of L. sarmentosa (whole plants) was investigated for in vitro thrombolytic and membrane stabilizing activities at five different concentrations of 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 mg/ml respectively. In case of thrombolytic study, it was dose dependently inc...
Infinite varieties of plants- both medicinal and aromatic are seen in the Indian continent. Siddha system of medicine is effectively making use of them. Sage Yugi have classified skin diseases into 18kuttas. Pundareega kuttam is one among them. It can be correlated to Dermatophytosis in modern science. Siddhars, scientists of a sort have found remedy to the newly emerging mysterious diseases durin...
The hypolipidemic activity of Aloe Vera (Family: Liliaceae) extract has been studied in two models of hyperlipidemia in rats. In an acute model, hyperlipidemia was induced by injecting a single dose of triton WR-1339 (400mg/kg, b.w.) intraperitonially in rats. Feeding with Aloe Vera extract at the dose of 500 mg/ kg, b.w. exerted significant lipid lowering effect as assessed by the reversal of pla...
ANTIOXIDANT EFFECT OF CRUDE WATER EXTRACT OF VETIVERIA ZIZANIOIDES (GRAMINEAE) IN MICE WITH ACETAMINOPHEN INDUCED HEPATOTOXICITY
Acetaminophen (APAP) is widely used as an analgesic and antipyretic drug. Large dose of APAP results in severe hepatic necrosis due to the oxidative stress. This work evaluates the antioxidant activity of crude water extract of Vetiveria zizanioides rootsagainst a single dose of APAP induced acute hepatotoxicity. Mice were treated with 300 mg/kg of APAP dissolved in saline and fasted for 16h. N-Ac...
The genus Trichosanthes L. of the family Cucurbitaceae is an annual or perennial herb distributed in tropical Asia and Australia. Pointed gourd (Trichosanthes dioica Roxb.) is known by a common name of parwal and is cultivated mainly as a vegetable.The herb has been used for overcoming problems like constipation, fever, skin infection, wounds etc.According to ayurveda leaves of the plant are used...
World Health Organization appreciated the importance of medicinal plants for public health care in developing nations.The tribal region of Ghoti taluka-Igatpuri, district-Nashik has various medicinal plant species to cure the ailments. This medicinal plant species are found in the kokani region of ghoti and igatpuri. The Pharmacognostic study of these medicinal plants used in ghoti tribal region c...