Our ecosystem is laden with hazardous and non-hazardous wastes that pose a serious threat to bio-existence. Most pharmaceutical formulations contain chemically-synthesized surfactants. The purpose of this work is to suggest an alternative source of surfactant which would also aid in ridding our environment of harmful wastes. Bacillus licheniformis B-4 strain isolated from a hydrocarbon dump site p...
A STUDY ON THE INDIGENOUS MEDICINAL PLANTS AND HEALING PRACTICES OF MURONG TRIBE IN KHAGRACHARI DISTRICT (BANGLADESH)
An ethnomedicinal survey was carried out during August 2008 to October 2008 among tribal medicinal practitioners of the Murong tribes. Various Murong tribal practitioners practiced in their localities for treating different kinds of disease of Ramgarh Upazila, Khagrachari districts of Chittagong Hill Tracts Region in Bangladesh. We observed to use 40 plants species belonging to 29 families in the ...
DETERMINATION OF FLURBIROFEN IN PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS BY FIRST- ORDER DERIVATIVE SPECTROPHOTOMETRY METHOD
Flurbiprofen is a new non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, one of the propionic acid groups, which has significant anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic properties. Clinically, it is used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, acute musculoskeletal disorders, low back pain, and allied conditions. In this study, the f...
MEMBRANE STABILIZATION, INHIBITION OF ‘HISTAMINE AND PROSTAGLANDIN SYNTHESIS’ MEDIATED ANTI INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE OF SOME INDIGENOUS PLANTS
In the present study the anti-inflammatory, analgesic activity and mechanistic pathway of Centratherum anthelminticum (Willd.) Kuntze (CA), Cissus quadrangularis Linn. (CQ) and Kigelia pinnata DC (KP) was tested in rats using carrageenan induced paw edema method. The central analgesic activity was assessed by radiant heat method, hot plate method, and tail immersion method. The peripheral analgesi...
Plants are valuable sources of natural products. Despite the availability of different approaches for the discovery of therapeutically, natural products remain as one of the best reservoirs of new structural types. They play a major role in the cure of various diseases from ancient time. Role of plant metabolites to inhibit the growth and activity of pathogenic bacteria is cherished. Research towa...
EVALUATION OF DAMAGE CAUSED BY BRUCHUS PISORUM L. ON SOME PARAMETERS RELATED TO SEED QUALITY OF PEA CULTIVARS
It was evaluated the damage caused by Bruchus pisorum on the germination ability of pea forage cultivars. Result of damage in seeds with parasitized larva was significant decrease of the germination by 16.4% percentage points, the length and weight of primary radicle by 16.8 and 24.5%, the length and weight of plumule by 12.3 and 14.1%, the vigor index of primary radicle and plumule by 32.5 and 32...
Elimination and Eradication is an important component of the Global Strategy for combating malaria, and one of the ways of achieving this purpose is blocking the transmission of malaria parasites from humans to mosquito vectors. The ability of Plasmodium to cease asexual replication in the erythrocytes of the human host and commit to the formation of gametes necessary for sexual replication in the...
ANTIDIABETIC POTENTIAL OF IVY GOURD (COCCINIA GRANDIS, FAMILY: CUCURBITACEAE) GROWN IN SRI LANKA: A REVIEW
Leaves of ivy gourd; Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt (Family: Cucurbitaceae) is one of the well-known leafy vegetables, which has been consumed by Sri Lankans for centuries. The therapeutic potential of ivy gourd against diabetes is brought mainly by its antihyperglycemic, β-cell regenerative, antihyperlipidemic and antioxidant properties. Also, the optimum effective therapeutic dose of the aqueous C...
Kandangkathiri Kirutham (ghee of Solanum xanthocarpum) is a Siddha herbal formulation mentioned in Siddha textbook for the treatment of Ullnaakku Azharchi (Tonsillitis). It contains leaf juice of Kandangkathiri (Solanum xanthocarpum), cow’s ghee, the paste of raw drugs namely Sittrarathai (Alpinia officinarum), Sittramutti (Sida cordifolia), Nerunjil ver (Tribulus terrestris), Chukku (Zingiber o...
The traditional Indian medicine - Ayurveda, describes various herbs, fats, oils and minerals with anti-aging as well as wound healing properties. Wounds are the result of injuries to the skin that disrupt the soft tissue. Wound healing can be defined as a complex dynamic process results in the restoration of anatomic continuity and function. Various plant products have been used in the treatment o...