The present study is part of continuing programme related to the antihelminthic activity and phytochemical screening of Andrographis Paniculata Nees (Kalmegh)and their enhanced potential on helminthes.The antihelminthic activity of the aqueous extract of Andrographis Paniculata Nees leaves against the adult Indian earthworms Pheretima posthuma due to its anatomical and physiological resemblance wi...
Our ecosystem is laden with hazardous and non-hazardous wastes that pose serious threat to bio-existence. Most pharmaceutical formulations contain chemically-synthesized surfactants. The purpose of this work is to suggest an alternative source of surfactant which would also aid in ridding our environment of harmful wastes. Bacillus licheniformis B-4 strain isolated from a hydrocarbon dump site pro...
Rhizome of Kaempferia galanga (Family: Zingiberaceae) has been investigated for isolation of secondary metabolites and evaluation of bioactivities. Two cinnamic acid derivatives, Ethyl p-methoxy cinnamate (KG-2) and 4-methoxy cinnamic acid (KG-9) have been isolated from the chloroform fraction of the methanolic extract of rhizome of K. galanga using chromatographic analysis. Structures of these co...
Both physicians and dermatology patients are searching for long term skin care solutions to address problems presented by skin hyperpigmentation. Traditional depigmenting agents such as hydroquinone, corticosteroids, kojic acid, although highly effective, can raise several safety concerns (for example, ochronosis, atrophy, carcinogenesis and other local and systemic side effects) with long term ex...
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 ...
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 ...
Rauwolfia serpentina has great reputation as miracle medicinal plant, reported in various texts of indigenous system of medicine. As, free radicals and diseases has great correlation; therefore, in the present study, free radical scavenging activity of methanolic extract (MET) of rhizomes of mature Rauwolfia serpentina was investigated by using CCl4 induced hepatotoxicity model in albino rats. The...
The natural anthracene derivative emodin (1,3,8-trihydroxy-6-methylanthraquinone) is known as an anticancer agent. In the present work it was isolated for the first time from the ethanol extract of Rumex confertus leaves, widely used in Armenia as a vegetable. It was purified in two-step low pressure liquid chromatography – a significantly easier and inexpensive procedure compared with those use...
Proper and normal functioning of the bodily process must be ensured in order to maintain perfect health. Any disturbance in the normal humoral balances whether it is excess, diminution or blockage leads to disease stated Avicenna (980-1037 A.D) the revered Greco Arabic physician and author of world renowned treatise “Al Qanoon fit tib.” He has treated certain diseases by regulating metabolic p...
SPERMICIDAL ACTIVITY OF ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM AND CUMINUM CYMINUM SEED EXTRACTS AND ASSESSMENT OF SPERM FUNCTION IN ALBINO RATS
The spermicidal activity of Elettaria cardamomum and Cuminum cyminum seed extracts has been studied to evaluate the effective concentration to immobilize and kill 100% of sperm within 20 s and the sperm function of rat is studied to find the effect on sperm membrane integrity. Sander and Cramer test was used to study the spermicidal activityof Elettaria cardamomum and Cuminum cyminum. Sperm viabil...