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 was 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 demonstr...
PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING ASSESSMENT, ANTIOXIDANT CAPACITY AND ANTIMICROBIAL SUSCEPTIBILITY OF EXTRACTS FROM CECROPIA PACHYSTACHYA TRÉCUL. CECROPIACEAE (URTICACEAE) AS SOURCE FOR HERBAL MEDICINES DEVELOPMENT
Several plants used for medicinal purposes can be found in the Brazilian Cerrado, among which highlights the genus Cecropia used as a bronchodilator, antitussive, anti-diabetic, anti-diarrheal, anti-hypertensive, anti-inflammatory and vasorelaxant. Between species, there is Cecropia pachystachya belongs to the Urticaceae family. This study aims to evaluate the phytochemical screening, antioxidant ...
IDENTIFICATION OF ENDEMIC CURCUMA ALBIFLORA THW. FROM CURCUMA SPECIES GROWN IN SRI LANKA BY DNA BARCODING METHOD
Curcuma is an important genus in traditional medicine. Five plants are reported in Sri Lanka; C. albiflora, C. aromatica, C. longa, C. zedoaria, and C. oligantha. Since the phylogenetic analysis of gene sequences and combining with complete genomic sequences helps to identify the genetic basis of plants, the current study was conducted. Standard CTAB method with little modifications was used for t...
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 significant anthelmintic activity against Pheretima p...
Mangiferin content in aqueous extracts of 30 varieties of Mangifera indica leaves collected from Gujarat state of Western India has been estimated during this study, using a simple reverse phase HPLC-DAD analysis method. The proposed method has been validated according to ICH guidelines in terms of linearity, accuracy, intraday and interday precision, limit of detection and limit of quantitation. ...
In the present study, the photochemistry of fluoroquinolone antibiotic drug-besifloxacin (1) was investigated under mild conditions similar to those encountered in biological systems namely aerobic as well as an anaerobic condition with UV-A light. When besifloxacin (1) was irradiated with a high-pressure mercury lamp under aerobic conditions it afforded 7-(2-Amino-5-oxo-pentylamino)-8-chloro-1-cy...
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,...
A simple TLC method has been developed for the simultaneous quantification of bergenin using HPTLC plate precoated with silica gel 60 F254. The method was developed in toluene: ethyl acetate: acetone (2:4:4 v/v) toluene: ethyl acetate: formic acid (4:6:1, v/v) and validated in terms of precision, repeatability, and accuracy. The isolated compounds were characterized using spectroanalytical techniq...
FORMULATION, DEVELOPMENT AND STANDARDIZATION OF AN AYURVEDIC MUCO-ADHESIVE EXTENDED RELEASE VAGINAL TABLET
The study aims to standardize a vaginal herbal formulation consisting of stem barks of Ficus glomerata Roxb. and Symplocos racemosa Roxb. Since they are used as Ayurvedic medicine and described in ancient text Charak Samhita as astringent, anti-inflammatory and treatment of vaginitis/leucorrhoea. This new herbal formulation is likely to exhibit significant antimicrobial action due to the presence ...
In a few decades, there has been exponential growing in the field of herbal medicines. Most of the traditional system of medicine is effective, but they lack standardization. So, there is a need to develop a standardization technique. Standardization of herbal formulation is essential to assess the quality, purity, safety, and efficacy of the drug based on the concentration of their principles. Th...