Kidney stone is a painful disease which is a major problem in all regions of Pakistan as this country is located in the so called stone belt. Drastic changes in dietary habits including use of soft drinks are increasing the incidence of kidney stone disease. To investigate this phenomenon, calcium oxalate monohydrate crystals were induced in artificial urine by mixing calcium chloride and sodium o...
Seven different cyanobacterial species belonging to 4 genera were isolated from the alkaline Lake Lonar, situated in the Buldhana district of Maharashtra. The phycocyanin producing ability of all the isolates was screened. All the isolated alkaliphilic cyanobacteria showed more than 10 mgL-1ofphycocyanin. From the seven cultures tested, Synechocystis aquatilis showed the highest production of ...
ANTI CANCER PROPERTIES OF PLANTS PRESENT IN WEST GODAVARI DISTRICT OF ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA- A MINI REVIEW
Cancer is an very fatal disease characterized by the abnormal growth of cells. Cancer is caused by various factors. Synthetic modern medicines have high toxic effects on other systems of the body such as renal system, circulatory system etc. In order to reduce those toxic effects scientific world is trying to find inhibitors from the herbal sources. Always the plants proved to be effective and eff...
DRUG USE EVALUATION OF ARTEMETHER-LUMEFANTRINE (COARTEM®) FOR FALCIPARUM MALARIA IN KARA MARA HOSPITAL, JI-JIGA TOWN, FAFAN ZONE, EASTERN ETHIOPIA
Background: Malaria remains the most common public health problem in developing countries and is the number one cause of morbidity and mortality especially in children below five years of age. Since November 2006, Coartem® an artemisinin combination therapy containing artemether-lumefantrine replaced sulphadoxine/ pyrimethamine as first line drug for treatment of uncomplicated malaria in developi...
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 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 treatment of wo...
LC/MS IDENTIFICATION OF PHYTOCONSTITUENTS OF THE METHANOLIC EXTRACT OF THE AERIAL PARTS OF ANTIGONON LEPTOPUS (HOOK & ARN)
Antigonon leptopus Hook&Arn (family Polygonaceae), also called: Chain of love, Queen’sWreath and Mexican creeper is a fast growing vine with stems reaching up to 20 feet long. It has heart-shaped, green leaves climbing by tendrils which wrap around many types of the supports. It is native to Mexico and commonly found in tropical Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and the Americas. It possess antico...
Curcumin regulates cellular signaling pathway related to cancer growth, inflammation and apoptosis and due to biological activities can be target DNA, RNA and enzymes. In addition, curcumin has inhibitory effect against MARK, P53, β-catenin and AKT. It can be consider as a promising agent to treat many diseases but it is important that should be acceptably carried out cellular targeting with curc...
EFFECT OF DESMOSTACHYA BIPINNATA EXTRACTS ON CASTOR OIL AND MAGNESIUM SULPHATE INDUCED DIARRHEA IN WISTAR RATS
Desmostachya bipinnata (L.) Stapf [Gramineae (Poaceae)] is used in Indian traditional medicines system for treatment of various diseases such as asthma, kidney stone, diarrhea, wound healing etc. These traditional claims require authentication by performing animal testing. This study aims to confirm antidiarrheal activity of D. bipinnata in Wistar rats. Underground parts of D. bipinnata was extrac...
The Hulbah, Trigonella foenum-graecum of family Legumenacea which is commonly known as Methi, in traditional system of medicine including Unani Medicine. Hulba is an annual herb, 1-2 fit long contains the seed in long, narrow sickle shape pods called Tukhme Hulbah. Hulba leaves are yellowish green, petiolate, usually 2-5cm long called Burge Hulbah. The Hulba contains alkaloids e.g. trimethylamine,...