EVALUATION OF ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF ETHANOLIC EXTRACTS OF LENS CULINARIS, VIGNA UNGUICULATA, DOLICHOS BIFLORUS AND PHALASEOUS VULGARIS SEEDS
The present investigation has been carried out to determine the antioxidant activity of the ethanolic extracts obtained from plant seeds belonging to family Leguminosae i.e., Lens culinaris, Vigna unguiculata, Dolichos biflorus and Phalaseous. Phenolic compounds present in the extracts showed the antioxidant and antiradical properties when investigated using a ferrous ion chelating ability and red...
The present study mainly focuses on the ethnomedicinal importance of Soymida febrifuga. The selected plant was reported to have wide ethnomedicinal use. The literature revealed that there is a lack of scientific reports on its leaf. So it is important to provide scientific means systematically. The Phytochemical analysis of the plant has stated about the presence of Carbohydrates, cardiac glyc...
Mangiferin content in aqueous extracts of 30 varieties of Mangifera indica leaves collected from Gujarat state of Western India has been estimated during this study, using a simple reverse phase HPLC-DAD analysis method. The proposed method has been validated according to ICH guidelines in terms of linearity, accuracy, intraday and interday precision, limit of detection and limit of quantitation. ...
EVALUATION OF ANTI-NOCICEPTIVE ACTIVITY OF ETHANOL EXTRACT OF AMARANTHUS SPINOSUS LINN. (ROOTS) IN SWISS ALBINO MICE
Amaranthus spinosus, belongs to Amaranthaceae family, is an annual or perennial herb grows annually; native to tropical America and found throughout India as a weed in cultivated as well as fallow lands. Though the whole plant is used as a laxative, the roots are regarded as highly specific for colitis, and it is also used as antipyretic, febrifuge, diuretic. Other than its culinary value, it is u...
Gymnema sylvestre, is a traditional medicinal plant, belonging to the family of Asclepiadaceae; commonly distributed throughout the world, predominantly in tropical regions. The plant exhibits a broad range of therapeutic effects as an effective natural remedy for diabetes, dyspepsia, helminthiasis, constipation, hemorrhoids, jaundice, cardiopathy, asthma, bronchitis, leucoderma and several inflam...
Honey is commonly used by the indigenous population in Brazil due to its large variety of physiological properties such as ulcers and dermatitis healing. The goal of this paper is to select and to test different types of Brazilian honey to be used associated with Aloe vera as an accessible wound treatment. Three types of honey were analyzed: two produced by Tetragonisca angustula in different regi...
Garcinia pedunculata Roxb. ex. Buch.-Ham. (Family: Clusiaceae), is an evergreen potent medicinal plant with fluted trunk commonly known as Amlavethasa. It is used by various ethnic communities of North-East India to treat various ailments such as asthma, cough, jaundice, fever, dysentery and as a cardiotonic. The plant is considered to be containing much medicinal value and mature fruit, and tende...
EFFECT OF WITHANIA SOMNIFERA (ASHWAGANDHA) LEAVES EXTRACT ON L-METHIONINE INDUCED HYPERHOMOCYSTEINEMIA IN RATS
Withania somnifera is a traditional indigenous plant having numerous medicinal values. With renewed interest, the present study was undertaken to determine its new potential therapeutic benefit. We aimed to evaluate the effect of methanolic extract of Withania somnifera leaves in L-methionine induced hyperhomocysteinemia in rats. Wistar rats (250-300 gm) were divided into 5 groups (n=6/group): Gro...
NEUROPROTECTIVE ACTIVITY OF ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM ON EXPERIMENTLLY INDUCED GLOBAL CEREBRAL ISCHEMIA/REPERFUSION INJURY IN MICE
Background: Ascophyllum nodosum has been used in oriental medicine to treat a variety of remedies, including some neurological disorders. Ascophyllum nodosum rich in phenolic antioxidant (rich in polyphenol) have been identified as major active component exhibiting antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects. The present study is to evaluate the neuroprotective effect of Ascophyllum...
The aim of the present study is the phytochemical screening of gum of Curcuma amada (Mango ginger). Natural gums are economic, easily available and found useful as a tablet binder. The phytochemical properties of a gum obtained from the rhizomes of Curcuma amada were characterized by various test including a test for steroids, tannins, flavonoids, amino acids, carbohydrates, and glycosides. All of...