Teucrium polium L. is a member of the Lamiaceae family and is represented in the Flora of Syria by two variety: Teucrium polium var. angustifolium and Teucrium polium var. mollissimum. Teucrium polium is a wild-growing flowering plant, found abundantly in Syria, and it is used traditional medicine for its diuretic, antipyretic, antispasmodic, tonic, anti-inflammatory, antihypertensive, anorexic, a...
Dregea volubilis (L.f.) Benth. Ex Hook. f. is a large twinning shrub belonging to the family Asclepiadaceae. The leaf is amphistomatic with tetracytic, anomocytic, paracytic stomata. The sides of leaf in surface are straight to curved, surface striated on either sides. Mesophyll is interspersed with sphaerocrystalliferous idioblasts. Midvein consists of single arcuate vascular bundle, bicollateral...
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is widely used popular Indian medicinal plant which belongs to the family of Zingiberaceae. Curcumin, an important constituent of turmeric, is known for various biological activities, primarily due to its antioxidant mechanism. Epidemiological observations are suggestive that turmeric consumption may reduce the risk of some form of cancers and render other protective biolo...
PHYTOCHEMICAL STUDY AND EVALUATION OF WOUND HEALING POTENTIAL OF CRUDE LEAVE EXTRACTS OF OROXYLUM INDICUM (L.) VENT IN WISTAR RATS
The present study was carried out to evaluate the wound healing potential of different extracts of Oroxylum indicum leave in two different types of wound models in albino rats viz., incision and excision, and compare the effects with povidine iodine ointment which is used as standard drug. Among all the extract, the ethanolic extract at a dose of (250 mg/kg) possesses significant increase in wound...
PHARMACOGNOSTICAL AND PHYTOCHEMICAL EVALUATION OF TRICHOSANTHES CUCUMERINA VAR. CUCUMERINA L. LEAVES
Trichosanthes cucumerina var. cucumerina L. is an annual monoecious climber. Trichosanthes cucumerina var. cucumerina L. mainly distributed in Asian countries like India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, Malaysia and Australia. Trichosanthes cucumerina var. cucumerina is a wild variant (Cucurbitaceae) the major active components are triterpenoids, saponins, and cucurbitacins; chemical constituents li...
HUMAN GLUTATHIONE S-TRANSFERASE A1-1 BINDING WITH NATURALLY OCCURRING LIGANDS: ASSESSMENT BY DOCKING SIMULATIONS
Glutathione S-transferases are phase-II enzymes associated with detoxification and resistance to drugs and xenobiotics. The majority of human tumors and human tumor cell lines express significant amounts of alpha class Glutathione S-Transferase A1-1. Present study aimed to examine hGSTA1-1 interaction with some naturally occurring ligands using docking simulations. Docking simulation using Glutath...
Infertility is one of the most extremely tragic all over the world. Despite recent advances in the treatment of male infertility, the problem has not been satisfactorily tackled. The male infertility is mainly due to an inadequate number of spermatozoa in the semen, the failure of the spermatozoa to move with sufficient vigor towards their goal. Herbal medicines have been broadly used in developed...
A REVIEW ON PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF MICHELIA CHAMPACA LINN. FAMILY: MAGNOLIACEAE
Michelia Champaca Linn., belonging to family Magnoliaceae, is commonly known as Champa. It is a medium size evergreen tree highly distributed in eastern Sub-Himalayan tract, West Bengal, Myanmar, and South India in addition to China. This plant is useful either as an ornamental purpose or as traditional ethnomedicine. Now, the purpose of this article is to describe the pharmacognostic, pharmacolog...
Calotropis gigantea, belonging to the family of Asclepiadaceae. The plant have the antimicrobial activity, antioxidant activity, analgesic activity, anti-pyretic activity, insecticidal activity, cytotoxicity activity, hepatoprotective activity, purgative properties and wound healing activity. The present paper is an attempt to provide a detailed botanical description, classification, phytochemical...
ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY BY DPPH RADICAL SCAVENGING METHOD OF METHANOLIC EXTRACT OF N- BUTANOL FRACTRION OF TRIBULUS TERRESTRIS LINN. (FAMILY ZYGOPHYLLACEAE)
In this study Anti oxidant activity was performed by DPPH(1,1 diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazyl) radical scavenging method for Tribulus terrestris L. Whole plant methanolic extraction fractionation with toluene and n-butanol in succession. The obtained fractions were concentrated under reduced pressure to yield corresponding antioxidant activity. The IC50 concentration for the standard,ascorbic acid an...