In the present study, an attempt was made to evaluate the changes in testis protein and metabolic enzyme activities induced by epichlorohydrin (ECH), twenty four albino male rats were divided randomly into four groups of six rats each. One group was left untreated as controls, and the other three groups were administered, respectively, for twelve consecutive weeks, (2) 50 mg of ECH /kg/b.wt, (3) 7...
Siddha system is the one of the oldest and most ancient traditional prevailing medicinal systems in India especially in our south India. In our system first preference is given for plant-based medicine. Plant-derived drugs have been a part of the evolution of human health care for thousands of years in India. Elathi kuligai is prepared as per classical siddha text book for respiratory problem in p...
ORAL ADMINISTRATION OF AN ALCOHOLIC EXTRACT OF CARDARIA DRABA PREVENTED SCOPOLAMINE-, ZINC CHLORIDE – AND SODIUM METAVANADATE – INDUCED AVOIDANCE MEMORY RETENTION IMPAIRMENTS IN STEP-THROUGH PASSIVE AVOIDANCE TASK IN MICE
Cardaria draba commonly known as whitetop or hoary cress is a perennial herb that is native to Eastern Europe and eastern Asia, including Iran. In this study, the effects of alcoholic extract of Cardaria draba(25, 50 and 100 mg/kg) via oral gavage for 2 weeks alone and on scopolamine (1 mg /kg/d, 4 days, i.p.) - , zinc chloride (75 mg/kg/d, 2 weeks oral gavage) - and sodium metavanadate (22.5 mg/k...
PHARMACOGNOSTIC ANALYSIS AND PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF THE MEDICINAL PLANT CANTHIUM PARVIFLORUM LAM.
The crude extract from leaf of Canthium parviflorum Lam. in different solvents were subjected to physico-chemical, fluorescence analysis, phytochemical and antimicrobial study. The microscopic analysis revealed that in C. parviflorum there is presence of starch grains. The ash value was 5.81 % in C. parviflorum. The fluorescent analysis at 366 nm of C. parviflorum powder extracted with alcohol sho...
BIOSYNTHESIS AND STRUCTURAL CHARACTERIZATION OF SILVER AND GOLD NANOPARTICLES USING AQUEOUS STEM EXTRACT OF ALHAGI MAURORUM
Green synthesis is a cheaper, clean, non toxic route for synthesis of large scale nanoparticles without the use of high energy, pressure, temperature and toxic chemicals. With the help of microbial enzyme and plant extract nanoparticles are easily synthesized by utilizing their antioxidant and reducing properties. In present study, biosynthesis of silver and gold nanoparticles by utilizing Alhagi ...
Gymnema sylvestre R. Br is a valuable herb extensively used in the ayurvedic and indigenous medicinal system, belonging to the family Ascelpiadaceae. It has property of abolishing the taste of sugar and hence given name gurmar (sugar destroying). This plant has also found application in pharmaceuticals; whole plant is rich in secondary metabolites, which impart medicinal uses to the plant. The vie...
FOLK MEDICINAL PLANTS USED BY THE SANTAL TRIBAL PRACTITIONERS AGAINST DIARRHEA AND DYSENTERY IN TANORE UPAZILA OF RAJSHAHI DISTRICT, BANGLADESH
This paper presented the traditional uses of 20 plant species belonging to 14 families that are used by the Santal tribal practitioners in Tanore upazila of Rajshahi district, Bangladesh for the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery diseases. During the study, interviews were conducted with the help of a semi-structured questionnaire and the guided field walks method. The medicinal plants traditiona...
JORDANIAN MEDICINAL PLANTS AS AN ALTERNATIVE SOURCE FOR NEW ANTIMICROBIALS AGAINST MULTI DRUG RESISTANT: REVIEW
Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today. Medicinal plants have historically proven their value as a source of molecules with therapeutic potential. The interest in natural product-based drug discovery has revitalized in recent years, because synthetic compound libraries and high throughput screening for discovery of new drug leads ...
The World Health Organization survey indicated that about 70–80 % of the world’s populations rely on non-conventional medicine, mainly of herbal sources, in their primary healthcare. Among them parasitic plants are well known, There are 20 different species belonging to the genus Dendrophthoe falcate (Loranthaceae) found all over the world, seven of which are found in India. The hemiparasite...
16 different bacteria were isolated from soil collected from and near Aurangabad city. All of the isolates were screened for L-asparaginase activity using modified M-9 medium. Spectrophotometric determination of L-asparaginase was done and it was partially purified using ammonium sulphate precipitation. Out of the bacterial species screened only two were found to be producers of L-asparginase. The...