Essential hypertension (HTN) is the most prevalent type of HTN, affecting 90 to 95% of hypertensive patients. HTN accounts for a large proportion of all deaths and disability world -wide. It has been predicted that by the year 2020, there will be an increase by almost 75% in the global cardiovascular disease burden because of hypertension. Persistent HTN is one of the risk factors for strokes, hea...
The wound healing activity of leaves of Ficus racemosa Linn. alcoholic, chloroform and ethyl acetate extract ointments were evaluated on wistar rats by excision wound model for a period of 12 days and incision wound model for a period of 10 days. In incision model the parameter carried out was tensile strength of wounded skin. In excision model percentage wound contractions were determined for all...
MORPHOLOGICAL AND MICROSCOPIC ANALYSIS OF FIVE CURCUMA SPECIES GROWN IN SRI LANKA USING MULTIVARIATE TEST
Curcuma is an important genus used in Traditional Medicine in the world. Due to similar morphological characters and same Sinhalese vernacular names of Curcuma species, adulteration or substitution takes place. Current study was conducted to understand the similarities in morphological and microscopic characters by analyzing data using multivariate test on five species available in Sri Lanka; C. a...
EVALUATION OF THE ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTI-PROLIFERATIVE CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS OF HYPTIS PECTINATA (LINN.) AERIAL INFUSION
Objective: To evaluate the chemical composition, antioxidant and anti-proliferative activities of Hyptis pectinata aerial part aqueous extract (HYP). Method: Chemical profiling using high performance liquid chromatography with UV diode array detector (HPLC-UV-DAD), in-vitro antioxidant and anti-proliferative studies were done. Antioxidant and antiradical activities of HYP was investigated using 3-...
A STUDY ON THE INDIGENOUS MEDICINAL PLANTS AND HEALING PRACTICES OF MURONG TRIBE IN KHAGRACHARI DISTRICT (BANGLADESH)
An ethnomedicinal survey was carried out during August 2008 to October 2008 among tribal medicinal practitioners of the Murong tribes. Various Murong Tribal practitioners practiced in their localities for treating different kinds of disease of Ramgarh Upazila, Khagrachari districts of Chittagong Hill Tracts Region in Bangladesh. We observed to use 40 plants species belonging to 29 families in vari...
Bauhinia VariegataLinn. is a widely used medicinal plant distributed in the tropical regions throughout the world. Its various part i.e. flowers, flower buds, stem, roots, stem bark, seeds, leaves have been used since ancient times for the treatment of a large range of diseases such as dysentery, diarrhoea, haemorrhoids, piles, oedema, laxative, anthelmintic, astringent, antileprotic, wound healin...
EXPLORE THE ANTIMICROBIAL POTENTIAL FROM ORGANIC SOLVENTS OF BROWN SEAWEED EXTRACTS (SARGASSUM LONGIFOLIUM) ALLEVIATING TO PHARMACEUTICALS
Marine macro algae Sargassum is commonly referred as brown seaweeds. Commercially and continuously the pharmaceuticals industries are rapidly growing because always demand for new drug discovery is encouraged. Since brown seaweeds have ample source of bioactive compounds of primary or secondary metabolites. These potential bioactive compounds interest to improve the pharmaceuticals industry. This ...
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...