Standardization is the need of the hour in Ayurvedic system of medicine. The traditional systems of medicine are really effective but the problem with them is they lack in quality assurance. This enables us to recognise the quality of the formulation. The Central Council of Research in Ayurveda and Siddha has prescribed the preliminary guidelines for testing the quality of these formulations. It i...
APPLICATION OF MOLECULAR BEACON BASED BIOSENSOR AGAINST rs699 SNP IN HYPERTENSIVE AND NON- HYPERTENSIVE PUNJABI POPULATION
Molecular beacons have shown their topnotch potential in a variety of basic research, biomedical detection and clinical diagnosis. Their excellent selectivity, sensitivity, detection without separation have made them widely accepted tool for nucleic acid analysis. MBs present high-throughput screening of SNPs. The use of SNPs in the detection of genetic disorders is facilitated by the recent dis...
Moringa oleifera, an important medicinal plant is one of the most widely cultivated species of the family Moringaceae. It is highly valued from time immemorial because of its vast medicinal properties. The present article provides all necessary information regarding its phytochemical investigations, morphological studies and medicinal properties like anaemia, anxiety, asthma, blackheads, blood imp...
Digitalis purpurea commonly known as foxgloves belong to the genus Digitalis, which is a member of the family Plantaginaceae. Due to their effectivity in the treatment of heart insufficiency, cardenolides from Digitalis have been used extensively worldwide. Digitalis purpurea is the most important source of cardiac glycosides or cardenolides, volatile oil, fatty matter, starch, gum, and sugars. Th...
PHARMACOGNOSTICAL AND PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF THE ROOT TUBERS OF CURCULIGO ORCHIOIDES GAERTN.
India is well known as the emporium of medicinal plants harboring many plants of medicinal importance, of which Curculios orchioides is one that has been reported to possess medicinal importance for the treatment of various diseases traditionally as well as scientifically. An attempt was made herein to undertake a detailed pharmacognostical and preliminary phytochemical investigation of the root t...
Growing burden of degenerative metabolic diseases can be addressed with help of traditional and folkloric medicine. The purpose of this study is to evaluate an ethanolic defatted extract (EDE) of Cipadessa baccifera (CB) leaf for anti-diabetic wound healing activity in male albino Wistar rats. The defatted and non-defatted extracts were prepared using water and ethanol solvent system. They were ev...
HEPATOPROTECTIVE AND ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF SESBANIA GRANDIFLORA AGAINST CCl4-INDUCED HEPATIC INJURY IN RATS
A phytotherapeutic approach to modern drug development can provide many invaluable drugs from traditional medicinal plants. Medicinal plants have been considered as an important therapeutic aid for alleviating ailment of humankind. Numerous plants and polyherbal formulations are used for the treatment of liver diseases. This present investigation was aimed at assessing the hepatoprotective activit...
Sexually transmitted diseases are serious problem concerned with health, social and economic challenges in the world, especially in Africa. Rural patients are more dependent on folk medicinal healers for treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Rural people depend on traditional medicinal plants because of lack of access to modern medical facilities and hesitancy to relate this form of illnesse...
FORMULATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF NATURAL PRODUCT BASED ANTIMICROBIAL AND COSMETICS FROM SELECTED MEDICINAL PLANT IN TANZANIA
This study aimed to utilize the phytoconstituents from medicinal plants; Carissa spinarum to generate herbal based antimicrobial and cosmetics to reduce the synthetic ingredients by incorporation of natural extracts whose functionality is comparable with their synthetic ingredients and compare its effectiveness with marketed antimicrobial and cosmetics products. The method used was the Soxhlet ext...
A simple TLC method has been developed for the simultaneous quantification of bergenin using HPTLC plate precoated with silica gel 60 F254. The method was developed in toluene: ethyl acetate: acetone (2:4:4 v/v) toluene: ethyl acetate: formic acid (4:6:1, v/v) and validated in terms of precision, repeatability, and accuracy. The isolated compounds were characterized using spectroanalytical techniq...