Aim of the present study is to analyze Mūcāmparap paṛṛu, a poly herbomineral Siddha formulation for physico-chemical parameters, TLC photo documentation and HPTLC finger print profile studies. The physico-chemical parameters such as ash contents, solubility in water and ethanol, pH, loss on drying and successive extraction with hexane, chloroform and ethanol were carried out. Hexane, chlor...
BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES OF EXTRACTS AND SEASONAL VARIATION IN ESSENTIAL OIL COMPOSITION FROM MYRCIARIA GLAZIOVIANA (MYRTACEAE)
Extracts from leaves, stems and flower buds of Myrciaria glazioviana were analysed for their antioxidant and anti-cholinesterase activity. The methanolic extracts showed the best results in reducing power (623.52 - 806.15 mg AA/g of extract), DPPH radical scavenging (IC50 = 9.77 - 14.06 µg/mL) and lipid per-oxidation inhibition activity (21.30 - 66.80 %). These data were correlated to the total p...
HYPOGLYCEMIC AND ANTIHYPERGLYCEMIC EFFECT OF LEAVES EXTRACTS OF PSIDIUM GUAJAVA IN NORMOGLYCEMIC AND STREPTOZOTOCIN-INDUCED DIABETIC MICE
Introduction: Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder of multiple etiologies characterized by chronic hyperglycemia. As morbidity and mortality rate from diabetes is increasing on one hand and the cost of modern medicine is getting higher on the other in low - and middle - income countries, it is necessary to evaluate medicinal plants for their potential therapeutic effects against diabetes. The...
ISOLATION OF SULFATED POLYSACCHARIDES FROM GREEN ALGAE ENTEROMORPHA INTESTINALIS AND ITS EFFECT ON THE GROWTH OF HEPATOCARCINOMA CELL LINE
Identification of natural marine bioactive molecules and their therapeutic potential is valuable considering that there are reduced chances of undesirable side effects. This study was designed to isolate and purify the polysaccharides from E. intestinalis and evaluate its anti cancer effect on human hepatocarcinoma cell lines (Hep3B). Polysaccharides from Enteromorpha intestinalis were isolated an...
Over the past centuries phytochemical and phyto-pharmacological sciences established the compositions, biological activities and health promoting benefits of numerous botanical products. Musa paradisiacal also known as Musa or banana in common terms are one of the world's most appealing fruits. Banana (Musa paradisiaca L., Musaceae) represents one of the most important fruit crops, with a global a...
As a source of remedies, medicinal plants are widely used as alternative medicines for the treatment or prevention of many diseases. Ficus hispida is traditionally used for treating diarrhea, wounds, pain, inflammation, diabetes, fever and neurological disorders. To evaluate the qualitative phytochemical constituents and antidiarrhoeal activity of methanolic extract of Ficus hispida leaves the pre...
World Health Organization appreciated the importance of medicinal plants for public health care in developing nations.The tribal region of Ghoti taluka-Igatpuri, district-Nashik has various medicinal plant species to cure the ailments. This medicinal plant species are found in the kokani region of ghoti and igatpuri. The Pharmacognostic study of these medicinal plants used in ghoti tribal region c...
Twenty two endophytic fungi were isolated from anti-diabetic plants Momordica charantia and Trigonella foenum-graceum. Ethyl acetate extracts of all fungal isolates were tested for inhibition of aldose reductase and carbohydrate metabolizing enzymes. Ethyl acetate extracts of nine endophytic fungi were found to be positive for α- amylase and α- glucosidase inhibitors. Crude extracts of fungal is...
PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITIES OF SOLVENT EXTRACT OF LANTANA CAMARA.L LEAF FROM MEKELLE, ETHIOPIA
In this study, phytochemical analysis was take place for solvent extracts (petroleum ether, chloroform) and essential oils. Maceration method and hydro distillation were used for the solvent extraction and essential oil extraction respectively. Solvent extract was studied for phytochemical analysis and antibacterial activities. The antibacterial activity of solvent extract of lantana camara L. lea...
Sulfated polysaccharides (SP) were extracted from Corallina officinalis marine red algae seaweed by using hydrothermal processes at 100 °C. The antioxidant activity of C. officinalis sulfated polysaccharide were determined using the (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl, DPPH) method , showing that this polysaccharide has a moderate effect in inhibiting the formation of those radicals. This study demons...