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...
Medicinal plants are bioresources harnessed by humans to combat diseases and maintain healthy life. Plants remain the basis for development of modern drugs for the preservation of health. Garcinia kola is considered a “wonder plant” because every part of it has been found to be of medicinal importance. G. kola seed is used as an antipyretic agent in indigenous sys...
TRADITIONAL MEDICINAL USES, PHYTOCHEMICAL PROFILE AND PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES OF LUFFA ACUTANGULA LINN.
Inflammation is a body defence reaction to prevent the spread of injurious agent and to remove the necrosed cells and tissues. Inflammatory abnormalities are a large group of disorders which underlie a vast variety of human diseases. During treatment of inflammatory diseases, many conventional therapies (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) used to relief pain and inflammation. Continuous use of...
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...
Bauhinia Purpurea commonly known as purple orchid tree, belonging to the family Caesalpinaceae, sparingly grown in India. The use of natural products as medicinal agents presumably predates the earliest recorded history. It is a species of flowering plant is used in several traditional medicine system to cure various diseases. This plant has been known to possess antibacterial, antidiabetic, analg...
ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGAL DIVERSITY AND ROOT COLONIZATION OF SOME MEDICINAL PLANTS RHIZOSPHERE SOIL OF VRIDDHACHALAM, TAMIL NADU.
The present study was to analyse the occurrence of mycorrhizal diversity in 20 medicinal plants of Vriddhachalam, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu and to explore for structures correlated to possible functional position of the symbiosis. Arbuscularmycorrhizal fungal colonization ranged from 24–81%. The highest infection was found in Justiciagendarussa and lowest in Naregamiaalata. AM fungal spore ...
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...
Flavonoids are common plant constituents used extensively in phytomedicine to treat a wide range of diseases. Many pharmacological evidences suggest that flavonoids may play an important role in the decreased risk of chronic diseases associated with a diet rich in plant-derived foods. Therefore, this article focuses on the chemistry, distribution and pharmacological properties of rhoifolin as one ...
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...
IN VITRO ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF PIPER BETEL LEAVES EXTRACT AGAINST STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS AND CANDIDA ALBICANS
Endodontic irrigating solution used in root canal treatment in dental speciality is to eliminate root canal pathogens in necrotic pulp tissues. Micro organism like Staphylococcus aureus, Candida albicans, Enterococcus faecalis were commonly seen pathogens in necrotic pulp tissues. Commonly used root canal irrigating solutions to kill bacteria’s in the dental root canal are Hydrogen peroxide (H2O...