Andrographis paniculata Nees is a plant that has been effectively used in traditional Asian medicines for centuries. It’s perceived “blood purifying” property and also for medicinal properties. The present paper deals to study the phytochemical screening of Andrographis paniculata for various medicinally important compounds. In the present investigation it was found that phenols, alkaloids, ...
COSMETIC EVALUATION OF SOME IRANIAN COMMERCIAL NORMAL HAIR SHAMPOOS AND COMPARISION WITH NEW DEVELOPED FORMULATION
Four commercial normal hair shampoos produced by four famous Iranian companies were chosen for evaluating of their characteristics based on scientifically measurable properties and were compared with our new developed formulation. Selection of the evaluation parameters of a shampoo is a challenging test, because of the multitude of both subjective and instrumental test methodologies available for ...
PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND FRACTIONATION OF MOMORDICA CHARANTIA LINN. FRUIT TO SHOW ANTIHYPERGLYCAEMIC ACTIVITY
Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder in the endocrine system. This dreadful disease is found in all parts of the world and is becoming a serious threat to mankind health. There are lots of chemical agents available to control and to treat diabetic patients, but total recovery from diabetes has not been reported up to this date. Alternative to these synthetic agents, plants provide a potential...
The present study was undertaken to evaluate antidiabetic and antioxidant activities of Aloe vera (A. vera,Ghee-kuwar; family: Liliaceae) extract against alloxan induced diabetes in male adult Charles Foster rats to scientifically validate its use against diabetes. A. vera extract and standard drug (glibenclamide) prepared in aqueous gum acacia (2%, w/v) suspension and fed orally to alloxan induce...
IN VITRO AND IN VIVO TOXICOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF AQUEOUS EXTRACTS FROM BENINESE PLANTS: SENNA SIAMEA LEAVES AND SARCOPCEPHALUS LATIFOLUS STEM ROOTS
The toxicity of aqueous extracts of S. siamea leaves, S. latifolius roots collected in Benin and their mixture (1/1, w/w), was evaluated on female non pregnant rats, albino wistar genus. They were treated during two weeks, with various extracts administered by oral way at 2000 mg / kg body weight. The biochemical parameters were determinate, histological analysis of the rats was done and the urina...
ANTIPROLIFERATIVE ACTIVITY OF THREE WILD GROWING SPECIES IN TUNISIA: NICOTIANA GLAUCA, ARTEMISIA CAMPESTRIS AND ASTRAGALUS GOMBO
Tunisian flora contains a number of wild plants with diverse therapeutic uses. As a contribution to the efforts to select natural sources of antitumor compounds, we investigated in this study the Antiproliferative activity of several extracts of the Tunisian species: Astragalus gombo, Nicotiana glauca and Artemisia campestris. Dried aerial part (A. gombo and A. campestris) and leaves (N. glauca) w...
Objective: The study was designed to explore the anti-oxidant, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory activity of Tecoma capensis Thumb. (T. capensis) whole plant extract. Material and method: Antioxidant and free radical scavenging activity of extract of ethanolic extract of Tecoma capensis was investigated against 2, 2 Diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assay, superoxide radical and hydroxyl radical...
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...
Lantana camara is reported to be used in traditional medicine system for the treatment of itches, cuts, ulcers, swellings, bilious fever, cataract and rheumatism. Different part of plants are used in the treatment of cold , headache, chicken pox, eye injuries, The present study is an effort to give detail information regarding macroscopy, microscopy, physical constant, phytochemical screening, tra...
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITY OF ESSENTIAL OILS FROM AERIAL PARTS OF MENTHA PIPERITA AND MENTHA ARVENSIS
The present study deals with chemistry and antifungal activity of essential oil (EO) of two species of Mentha viz. Mentha piperita and Mentha arvensis which was extracted using Clevenger-type apparatus. Percent yield of EO of M. arvensis (2.8%) was found higher than M. piperita (2.1%). Compositional analysis of M. piperita and M. arvensis EO oil by GC-MS revealed presence of 51 and 35 compounds, r...