The normal steady state of the human body’s organ and tissue function is termed as homeostasis. One significant factor that may cause an upset to homeostasis is stress. It is a fundamental part of living that can have both positive and negative effects on an individual’s health. Stress is not a medical diagnosis, but severe stress that continues for a long time may lead to a diagnosis of depre...
IN-VIVO STUDY OF ANTILITHIATIC ACTIVITY ON THE FRUITS EXTRACTS OF COCCINIA INDICA (WIGHT & ARN.) ETHYLENE GLYCOL INDUCED LITHIATIC IN RATS
Aim of the study: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of ethanolic extract of fruits Coccinia indica Wight & Arn. (Cucurbitaceae) on urolithiasis in rats. Materials & methods: Thirty-six male rats were randomly divided into six groups (n = 6). Ethylene glycol (EG) 0.75% in drinking water were fed to all groups (Groups II-VI) except normal control (Group I) rats for 15-28...
Strobilanthes sessilis Nees is small perennial shrub, found on Kas plateau of Western Ghats in India. Its standardized Marathi name is Mal Karvy. This shrub belongs to the genus Strobilanthes which was first scientifically described by Nees in the 19th century. Scientific information on its Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry is very scant. Hence the current study describes some Pharmacognostical, Physi...
BIOACTIVE CONSTITUENTS, PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF CHENOPODIUM ALBUM: A MIRACLE WEED
Chenopodium album L. (familyChenopodiaceae), a noxious weed globally distributed that is a large genus commonly known as white goosefoot and fat-hen, melde, pigweed, lamb’s quarters, lambsquarters or local names. It has nutritious value and more than thirteen compounds accounted and subsistence food crop; seed are processed into flour for pancakes and bread. It is boiled and mixed with other ...
Curcuma longa L. rhizomes are widely used by the traditional medical practitioners for curing various diseases. The rhizomes of C. longa L. is commonly known as Haldi or Turmeric. Haldi is of special importance to human with the discovery that its rhizome powder, when added to various food preparations, preserves their freshness and imparts a characteristic flavors. The Indian system of medicine c...
DETERMINATION OF BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS OF EQUISETUM ARVENSE BY GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY-MASS SPECTROMETRY METHOD
Equisetum arvense has a great medicinal value for its wound and burn healing properties. Traditionally, theplant is used by local people and Ayurvedic physicians mainly for its burn healing properties. The methanolic extract of Equisetum arvense was obtained by extraction. The present study focuses on the analysis of the methanol extract of Equisetum arvense by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry...
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...