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...
Calotropis gigantean Linn. white (Asclepiadaceae), it is a weed plant commonly known as giant milkweed. It has one of the important traditional medicines to treat various ailments. The basic aim of this study to Calotropis gigantea is one such plant. In this review the systematic position, introduction about plant, morphological study, phytochemistry and the economical values of the Calotropis gig...
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...
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...
Gynura procumbens (GP) commonly known as longevity spinach is one of those precious medicinal herbs of Asterceaes that are still included in an un-utilized herbs inspite of the variety of useful pharmacological properties it possesses. It is mainly popular in South-East Asian countries for its traditional medicinal properties. It is usually used as a traditional medicine for the treatment of infla...
PHYTOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND CYTOTOXIC EVALUATION OF METHANOLIC EXTRACT OF GARCINIA INDICA FRUIT RIND
Natural products from plants are rich sources of chemical diversity and most of the pharmacologically active principles currently used as drugs, including anticancer agents are plant products. The present study aims at phytochemical screening and evaluation of anticancer potential of methanolic extract of Garcinia indica fruit rinds belonging to Family Clusiaceae. The methanolic extract of dried F...