Medicinal plants are bioresources harnessed by humans to combat diseases and maintain healthy life. Plants remain the basis for development of modern drugs for the preservation of health. Garcinia kola is considered a “wonder plant” because every part of it has been found to be of medicinal importance. G. kola seed is used as an antipyretic agent in indigenous sys...
Background: Gilbert’s Syndrome (GS) is the most common form of congenital, non haemolytic, mild Unconjugated Hyperbilirubinaemia. Familial cases linked with mutation in enzyme UDP glucoronosyl transferase 1producing decreased conjugation of bilirubin which accumulates in the form of unconjugated bilirubin. Hyperbilirubinaemia is mild (<6 mg/dl) while liver enzymes & histology are always f...
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...
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...
ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY AND PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF FRACTIONATED LEAF EXTRACTS OF CATHARANTHUS ROSEUS
Antioxidant effectiveness of indigenous medicinal plant C. roseus leaves extracts and fractions with solvents of different polarity (ethanol, methanol, acetone, hexane, butanol and water) were assessed for DPPH radical scavenging activity. The C. roseus extracts and fractions contained appreciable levels of the antioxidant activities of leaves of C. roseus at various concentrations. The leaves of ...
The present study was based on Diabetes, its cure & herbal products available in market. Diabetes mellitus is the most common endocrine disorder, affecting 16 million individuals in the United States and 200 million worldwide. Despite the use of advanced synthetic drugs for the treatment, use of herbal remedies is gaining higher importance because of synthetic drugs have drawbacks and limitati...
Sweet violet also known as the Viola odorata, blooms in continental climate conditions in early spring with delicate flowers of attractive scent. It has been traditionally the part of various indigenous preparations and being used to cure respiratory and inflammatory conditions. Present review article is an attempt to cover recent developments in phytochemical and pharmacological potential of drug...
Calotropis gigantea (Asclepiadacea) is a perennial herb with a long history of use in traditional medicines. A wide range of chemical compounds including cardiac glycosidis, flavonoids, terpenoids, alkaloids, tennins, & resins have been isolated from this plant. The plant has been used for various disease condition including leprosy, ulcers, tumours and piles. Various pharmacological activitie...
This study was aimed to investigate analgesic activity of the different fractions of Typha elephantina Roxb. Analgesic activity was evaluated for peripheral pharmacological actions using acetic acid induced writhing test in Swiss albino mice. The result of preliminary phytochemical screening reveals that different fractions of Typha elephantina Roxb. contains alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins and car...
THE EFFECT OF CHLOROFORM EXTRACT OF GERMAN CHAMOMILE (MATRICARIA RECUTITA) ON ESCHERICHIA COLI INFECTED MICE
Emergence of new strains of Escherichia coli with the ability of resistance to a wide range of antibiotics necessitates the efforts to search alternatives for better treatments to deal with these infections. Chamomile is one of the most widely used herbs in the world. In this study we investigated the potential therapeutic effects of chamomile chloroform extract on E. coli intraperitoneal (IP) inf...