World Health Organization appreciated the importance of medicinal plants for public health care in developing nations. The tribal region of Ghoti Taluka-Igatpuri, district-Nashik has various medicinal plant species to cure the ailments. This medicinal plant species are found in the Kokani region of Ghoti and Igatpuri. The pharmacognostic study of these medicinal plants used in ghoti tribal region ...
Coccinia grandis Linn. Voigt, also known as Coccinia indica belongs to the family Cucurbitaceae. It is extensively used in traditional medicine for the treatment of leprosy, jaundice, asthma, bronchitis, skin eruptions, burns, tongue sores, earache, indigestion, eye infections, nausea, insect bites, and fever. Phytochemical studies reveal the presence of phenols, tannins, saponins, terpenoids, fla...
PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITIES OF SOLVENT EXTRACT OF LANTANA CAMARA.L LEAF FROM MEKELLE, ETHIOPIA
In this study, the phytochemical analysis took place for solvent extracts (petroleum ether, chloroform) and essential oils. Maceration method and hydrodistillation were used for the solvent extraction and essential oil extraction respectively. Solvent extract was studied for phytochemical analysis and antibacterial activities. The antibacterial activity of a solvent extract of Lantana camara L. le...
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...
Eugenia jambolana Lam., commonly known as black plum or “jamun” is an important medicinal plant in various traditional systems of medicine. It is effective in the treatment of diabetes mellitus, inflammation, ulcers and diarrhea, and preclinical studies have also shown it to possess chemopreventive, radioprotective and antineoplastic properties. The plant is rich in compounds containing anthoc...
Gymnema sylvestre R. Br is a valuable herb extensively used in the ayurvedic and indigenous medicinal system, belonging to the family Asclepiadaceae. It has the property of abolishing the taste of sugar and hence given name gurmar (sugar destroying). This plant has also found application in pharmaceuticals; the whole plant is rich in secondary metabolites, which impart medicinal uses to the plant....
The free radical scavenging activity of ethanolic root extract of Aporosa lindleyana (EREAL) was evaluated in-vitro with the spectrophotometric method based on the inhibition of hydroxyl radical, the reduction of stable DPPH free radical, inhibition of superoxide anion radical, total antioxidant activity and reducing power. Preliminary phytochemical screening showed the presence of phenolic compou...
PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND IN-VITRO ACARICIDAL ACTIVITY OF THREE HERBAL EXTRACTS AGAINST CATTLE TICK BOOPHILUS DECOLORATUS
This study was designed to determine the acaricidal effect of Datura stramonium, Nicotiana glauca and Azadirachta indica herbal extracts against the common cattle tick Boophilus decolratous. Qualitative phytochemical analysis using standard techniques was also used to detect secondary metabolites contained in the selected herbs. The percent adult mortality and percentage inhibition of oviposition ...
Holostemma ada kodien is one of the potential indigenous medicinal plants belonging to the family Asclepiadaceae distributed through the south Indian region. Traditionally, it is used for a laxative, ulcer treatment, blood purifier, itching, leucoderma, gonorrhea. The most important medicinal uses of the plant are Antipyretic, antioxidant, anti-diabetics, hepatoprotective. The objective of this st...