Raphanus sativus commonly known as radish is cultivated as a crop and having various medicinal uses. It is cultivated all over the world as an edible root vegetable. The present study deals with the pharmacognostic, preliminary phytochemical investigation of Raphanus sativus, Linn. belonging to family Cruciferae. In this, pharmacognostic studies are concerned for the determination of physicochemic...
Oroxylum indicum Vent., Bignoniaceae is one such plant which is extensively used in the Indian system of medicine as an essential ingredients ‘Dashmula’ and also one of the important constituents of a reputed Ayurvedic formulation ‘Chyavanprash.’ The drug consists of root bark of Oroxylum indicum Vent., Bignoniaceae. Identification and quality of the raw drug are necessary for their therap...
The literature survey reveals that the plant Raphanus sativus belongs to the family Cruciferae. It is widely used to treat the viral, bacterial infection, antihepatotoxicity anti lithiasis, Hypolipidaemic, inflammation, and cancer. The study focused on the phytochemical screening of the ethanolic extract of radish bulbs (Raphanus sativus). The molecular masses to provide probable structures and as...
COMPARATIVE PHYSICOCHEMICAL, PHYTOCHEMICAL AND HIGH PERFORMANCE THIN LAYER CHROMATOGRAPHY EVALUATION OF STEM BARK AND SMALL BRANCHES OF AILANTHUS EXCELSA ROXB.
Over-harvesting of many traditional medicinal plants has become a threat to the country’s species diversity and has resulted in the endangerment of certain medicinal plant species. Shortly, many plant species may be unavailable for the use of industry due to over-exploitation. The present study outlines the concept of plant part substitution. The studies were carried out in Ailanthus excelsa to ...
PHARMACOGNOSTICAL STUDIES ON MEDICINAL AND NUTRITIONAL SEEDS OF JACK FRUIT: ARTOCARPUS HETEROPHYLLUS LAM.
In the present day world the consumption of fruits, vegetables and natural diet for the prevention of certain diseases, in addition to their nutritional benefits is increased. Jack fruit is well known for its nutritional and therapeutic qualities for many years. The present communication deals on the macroscopical, microscopical, powder microscopical studies along with the preliminary phytochemica...
PHYTOCHEMICAL, IN VITRO ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITIES OF ARGYREIA PILOSA WIGHT & ARN. (WHOLE PLANT)
Background: The whole plant of Argyreia pilosa Wight & Arn. (Convolvulaceae) continuously to be utilized in indigenous Indian systems as a remedy for cough, quinsy and applied externally in case of itch, eczema and other skin troubles, antidiabetic, antiphlogistic, rheumatism and reduce burning sensation. Still, there were constrained phytochemical or biological studies on the whole plant of A...
PRILIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND IN-VITRO ANTICONVULSANT ACTIVITY OF METHANOLIC EXTRACT OF LEAVES OF CINNAMOMUM TAMALA (BUCH.-HAM) T. NEES & EBERM (FAMILY- LAURACEAE)
Objective: To perform the phytochemical screening and anticonvulsant activity of methanolic extract of leaves of Cinnamomum tamala (Buch.-Ham) T. Nees & Eberm. Method: The physicochemical parameter and in-vitro anticonvulsant study were done. The anticonvulsant activity of methanolic extract of leaves of Cinnamomum tamala (100 and 400 mg/kg, p.o) in Wistar rats was assessed by using the Maxima...
Introduction: Lichens are known for their ability to grow in a very harsh environment, on the other hand, it is proved that the more environmental stressors, the more phytochemicals are produced in plants and fungi. So, it is assumed that lichens contain a large amount of phytochemicals, which can be a great source of medicinally active compounds. Lichen extracts are served as therapeutic agents i...
The free radical scavenging activity of ethanolic root extract of Aporosa lindleyana (EREAL) was evaluated in-vitro with the spectrophotometric method based on the inhibition of hydroxyl radical, the reduction of stable DPPH free radical, inhibition of superoxide anion radical, total antioxidant activity and reducing power. Preliminary phytochemical screening showed the presence of phenolic compou...
PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND IN-VITRO ACARICIDAL ACTIVITY OF THREE HERBAL EXTRACTS AGAINST CATTLE TICK BOOPHILUS DECOLORATUS
This study was designed to determine the acaricidal effect of Datura stramonium, Nicotiana glauca and Azadirachta indica herbal extracts against the common cattle tick Boophilus decolratous. Qualitative phytochemical analysis using standard techniques was also used to detect secondary metabolites contained in the selected herbs. The percent adult mortality and percentage inhibition of oviposition ...