Cassia fistula Linn. (Family Leguminosae, Sub – family Caesalpinea), a very common Indian plant is known for its medicinal properties. This plant is also known as Indian Laburnum, Yellow shower because of its characteristic yellow flowers in pendulous raceme and with typical branches. It is a native of Tropical Asia. It is widely cultivated in South Africa, Mexico, East Africa and Brazil. This p...
PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF PHYTOCHEMICALS OF SAUSSUREA OBVALLATA (BRAHM KAMAL) AND PITTOSPORUM ERIOCARPUM (AGNI): TWO ENDANGERED MEDICINAL PLANT SPECIES OF UTTARAKHAND
Aim of this study was to determine the presence of phytochemical components in Saussurea obvallata and Pittosporum eriocarpum, two endangered medicinal plant species of Uttarakhand. Phytochemicals are non-nutritive plant chemicals that have protective or disease preventive properties. These components are produced by plants to protect themselves but recent researches demonstrate that they can also...
Dementia is a progressive neurological disease of the brain. It demolishes the vital brain cells, causing trouble with memory, thinking, and behavior, brutal enough to affect work, lifelong hobbies, and social life. Recognized factors in dementia include acetylcholine deficiency, free radicals, and inflammation of the brain tissue. Since, the drugs and natural remedies have been prescribed to enha...
Moringa oleifera Lam. is the most imperativeand legendary species of family Moringaceae. It is called as Soanjna in local language (Punjabi). It has noteworthy medicinal and nutritional significance for both human as well as for animals. Traditionally it is recommended to treat many ailments and to contest malnutrition mostly in tropics. It has scores of pharmacological activities such as anticanc...
STUDIES ON ETHNOMEDICINE AND ROLE OF TRADITIONAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS (THPs) IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS (PHCs) IN THE TRIBAL DOMINATED AREAS OF RAJASTHAN- INDIA
The tribal people depend on plants and plant products for their livelihood and most of the people still depend on traditional herbal medicine suggested by traditional medicine men or traditional health practitioners (THPs) for their primary health care. In this paper 36 herbal formulations of 59 plant species belonging to 40 families to cure 16 common diseases suggested by 32 traditional health pr...
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 w...
2-Amino-1-aryl-1,4,5,6,7,8-hexahydro-4-phenylquinoline-3-carbonitrile derivatives were synthesized by the reaction of cyclohexanone (1) with 2-benzylidinemalononitrile (2) and the appropriate of aniline derivatives. The reactivity of some of these newly synthesized derivatives toward carbon disulfide and further toward hydrazonoyl halides were also studied. In addition, the antimicrobial activity ...
Calcium oxalate crystals have a definite biological function in medicinal plants and act as good diagnostic tool for identification and detection of adulterants in crude drugs. The occurrence of calcium oxalate crystals was evident in Moringa pterygesperma, Mentha arvensis, Cissus quadrangularis, Murraya koenigii and Amaranthus gangiticus leaves. Rosette, druse, raphides, acicular and prismatic cr...
HEPATOPROTECTIVE ACTIVITY OF ETHANOLIC EXTRACT FROM THE STEM BARK OF SYNEDRELLA NODIFLORA ON CARBON TETRACHLORIDE INDUCED HEPATOTOXICITY IN SWISS ALBINO RATS
The ethanol extracts of steam bark of Synedrella nodiflora belonging to the family of Asteraceae was studied for hepatoprotective activity against Swiss Albino Rats with liver damage induced by carbon tetrachloride (CCL4). It was found that the ethanol extract of Synedrella nodifloraat a dose of 250mg/kg body weight exhibited significant protective effect by lowering the serum level of alanine ami...
Kidney stone is one of the most prevalent disease worldwide calcium oxalate has been shown to be the main components of the majority of stones formed in the urinary system of the patients with urolithiais.The main objective is to study the inhibition effect of coleus Aromaticu benth. On the Calcium Oxalate crystal. The antilithiatic activity of Coleus Aromaticus was investigated on nucleation grow...