CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITY OF ESSENTIAL OILS FROM AERIAL PARTS OF MENTHA PIPERITA AND MENTHA ARVENSIS
The present study deals with the chemistry and antifungal activity of essential oil (EO) of two species of Mentha viz. Mentha piperita and Mentha arvensis which was extracted using Clevenger-type apparatus. The percent yield of EO of M. arvensis (2.8%) was found higher than M. piperita (2.1%). Compositional analysis of M. piperita and M. arvensis EO oil by GC-MS revealed the presence of 51 and 35 ...
Piper betel Linn. an important species of the Piperaceae family is an evergreen and perennial creeper, with glossy heart-shaped leaves that are magnificent reservoirs of phenolic compounds with anti-proliferative, anti-mutagenic, antibacterial and antioxidant properties. Phytochemical studies show that Piper betel contains a wide variety of biologically active compounds whose concentration depends...
ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY AND PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF MARINE MACRO ALGAE AMPHIROA ANCEPS USING THREE SOLVENT EXTRACTS
The antibacterial activity and phytochemical screening of red algae Amphiroa anceps were using three different solvents like aqueous, methanol and ethyl acetate extracts. The phytochemical screening of macroalgae showed the presence of flavonoids and terpenoids in methanol and ethyl acetate extract. The aqueous extract of Amphiroa anceps observed only tannins. The eight human pathogenic bacteria l...
The aim of the present study, synthesis of new compounds of 4-methyl coumarin derivatives, from starting material (7-dihydroxy-4-methyl coumarin). A variety of chalcones derivative have been synthesized, and the proposed structures were confirmed by physical properties like UV –Visible, FT-IR and ¹ H NMR, Chem Bio Draw was used to evaluated the geometry optimization and total energies as well a...
The botanical supplement market is growing at a rapid rate, and this trend is expected to continue to progress. In the world of Nutraceuticals, Echinacea plant is widely used for medicinal and commercial purposes. This Native American herb has a remarkable record of clinical and laboratory study, as well a long history of medicinal use in the management of a variety of conditions. Phytomedicinal p...
The botanical supplement market is growing at a rapid rate, and this trend is expected to continue to progress. In the world of nutraceuticals, Echinacea plant is widely used for medicinal and commercial purposes. This Native American herb has a remarkable record of clinical and laboratory study, as well a long history of medicinal use in the management of a variety of conditions. Phytomedicinal p...
Heterophragma quadriloculare (Roxb.) K. Schum. (HQ) belongs to Bignoneace family and known as Warras. Usage of HQ plant in diabetes has been claimed traditionally, but scientific documentation is not yet available. So, it was our interest to develop a scientific database for HQ leaves. HQ leaves were studied for its traditional claim of anti-diabetic activity by oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) ...
EVALUATION OF IN VITRO ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTI-PROLIFERATIVE EFFECT OF DEFATTED EXTRACT OF COCOS NUCIFERA KERNEL ON HUMAN BREAST CANCER CELL LINE
The present study was designed to evaluate the in vitro antioxidant effects and potential benefits of using coconut kernel extract in preventing the proliferation of human breast cancer cell line, MCF-7. Defatted extract from coconut kernel (CKf) was evaluated for its radical scavenging, prevention of human LDL oxidation, cytotoxic, apoptotic and nuclear effects on MCF-7 cells. Intracellular produ...
Ficus polita leaves have been used in traditional medicines to increase physical strength, work productivity and longevity, resistance to high altitude sickness, fatigue, depression, anemia, gastrointestinal ailments, infections, and nervous system disorders. The objective of this study was to evaluate the analgesic activity of hydromethanolic extract of F. polita leaves in rats using acetic acid-...
HPTLC STUDIES OF PHENOLIC ACID CONTENT IN UNRIPE AND RIPE VARIETIES OF MANGIFERA INDICA L. (ANACARDIACEAE)
Mango is the most popular fruit having excellent flavor, pleasant aroma, attractive color, and taste. It is a good source of vitamin A and C, TSS (total soluble solids) and minerals. It is also a medium source of carbohydrate. Their fruit has distinct physio-morphological characteristic features and composition variation. Phenolics are aromatic benzene ring compounds with one or more hydroxyl grou...