DETERMINATION OF BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS OF EQUISETUM ARVENSE BY GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY-MASS SPECTROMETRY METHOD
Equisetum arvense has a great medicinal value for its wound and burn healing properties. Traditionally, theplant is used by local people and Ayurvedic physicians mainly for its burn healing properties. The methanolic extract of Equisetum arvense was obtained by extraction. The present study focuses on the analysis of the methanol extract of Equisetum arvense by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry...
The Siddha System of Medicine (Traditional Tamil System of medicine), which has been most prevalent in the ancient Tamil land, is the foremost of all other medical systems in the world. Since ancient times, several diseases have been treated by administration of plant extracts based on traditional medicine. Plants are the only economic source of a number of well established and important drugs. In...
Our ecosystem is laden with hazardous and non-hazardous wastes that pose serious threat to bio-existence. Most pharmaceutical formulations contain chemically-synthesized surfactants. The purpose of this work is to suggest an alternative source of surfactant which would also aid in ridding our environment of harmful wastes. Bacillus licheniformis B-4 strain isolated from a hydrocarbon dump site pro...
Rhizomae Curcumae Longae is the dried rhizome of Curcuma longa L. (Zingiberaceae), commonly known as turmeric, has a long history of traditional uses for culinary purposes as a spice and as a food colorant. This study was aimed at establishing the microscopic identification of different commercial samples and developing parameters for discriminating turmeric powders. In this study fifteen sample...
Both physicians and dermatology patients are searching for long term skin care solutions to address problems presented by skin hyperpigmentation. Traditional depigmenting agents such as hydroquinone, corticosteroids, kojic acid, although highly effective, can raise several safety concerns (for example, ochronosis, atrophy, carcinogenesis and other local and systemic side effects) with long term ex...
Vitiligo is an acquired idiopathic epidermal pigment loss occuring on the body. The prevalence of disease is less than 0.5%. Pathogenesis of vitiligo has been intriguing researchers for decades. Basic defect in vitiligo is disappearance of melanocytes. Several therapies are prescribed for the disease; the most effective one is narrow band UVB phototherapy. Several evidence based hypotheses have be...
PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND HEPATOPROTECTIVE EFFICACY OF LEAVES EXTRACTS OF ANNONA SQUAMOSA AGAINST PARACETAMOL INDUCED LIVER TOXICITY IN RATS
Phytochemicals are the best remedies to all kind of diseases and disorders throughout the world. There are a lot of plants and its sources are playing role as a heart, liver and kidney savers. In our present investigation the famous fruit tree Annona squamosa (Annonaceae) leaves extract used for hepatoprotective activity. The phytochemicals present in the aqueous leaves extracts were analysed usin...
The present study was designed to judge the in vitro anthelmintic activity of Sap of Azadirachta indica. The duct roundworm, Pheretima posthuma, has been reported to cause severe health issues in immeasurable folks round the world. Records prove that a lot of the liquid extracts obtained from varied elements of various seasonal plants exhibited important Anthelmintic activity against Pheretima pos...
Proper and normal functioning of the bodily process must be ensured in order to maintain perfect health. Any disturbance in the normal humoral balances whether it is excess, diminution or blockage leads to disease stated Avicenna (980-1037 A.D) the revered Greco Arabic physician and author of world renowned treatise “Al Qanoon fit tib.” He has treated certain diseases by regulating metabolic p...
SPERMICIDAL ACTIVITY OF ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM AND CUMINUM CYMINUM SEED EXTRACTS AND ASSESSMENT OF SPERM FUNCTION IN ALBINO RATS
The spermicidal activity of Elettaria cardamomum and Cuminum cyminum seed extracts has been studied to evaluate the effective concentration to immobilize and kill 100% of sperm within 20 s and the sperm function of rat is studied to find the effect on sperm membrane integrity. Sander and Cramer test was used to study the spermicidal activityof Elettaria cardamomum and Cuminum cyminum. Sperm viabil...