COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ANTIMICROBIAL EFFECT OF NIGELLA SATIVA SEED EXTRACTS FROM DIFFERENT GEOGRAPHIES
Prophet Mohammed calls Nigella sativa seed as a medicine of blessings. Nigella sativa is an herbaceous plant and cultivated in the Middle East, South East Asia and some part of Europe. Nigella sativa seed has been in use in the Middle East, South East Asia and some part of Europe over 2000 years. Until date lot of research, studies are conducted to prove the therapeutic utility of Nigella sativa s...
The present study was investigated to determine the possible phytochemical components from the solvents such as hexane, ethyl acetate and ethanolic extract of Aerva lanata. Among the phytochemical screening of these extracts, ethanolic extract showed that the whole plant was rich in carbohydrate, tannin, flavonoids, quinones, cardiac glycosides, phenols, and coumarins. Further, the study was exten...
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 p...
This study was aimed to investigate the analgesic activity of the different fractions of Typha elephantina Roxb. Analgesic activity was evaluated for peripheral pharmacological actions using the acetic acid-induced writhing test in Swiss albino mice. The result of preliminary phytochemical screening reveals that different fractions of Typha elephantina Roxb. contains alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins...
PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY OF LIPPIA GENUS WITH A STATEMENT ON CHEMOTAXONOMY AND ESSENTIAL OIL CHEMOTYPES
Lippia is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Verbenaceae family. It contains about 220 species with diverse ethnopharmacological applications. Myriad of biologically active phytoconstituents abound in Lippia. The essential oil chemotypes found in Lippia species included myrcenone rich-type, carvone rich-type, piperitenone rich-type, ipsenone rich-type, linalool rich-type, citral rich-typ...
Extensive studies have been carried out in the last decade to assess the pharmaceutical potential and screening of the phytochemical constituent, psoralen. This component is found in many plants species and has gained attention nowadays because of its antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and anti-inﬂammatory properties. Psoralen is an active component of Babchi oil found in Psoralea corylifolia...
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 stem 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 nodiflora at a dose of 250 mg/kg body weight exhibited significant protective effect by lowering the serum level of alanine am...
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 patients with urolithiasis. 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 growth...
Plants have been used for health and medical purposes for several thousands of years. The clinical experience built over many centuries provides a substantial basis for the safe and effective use of herbal medicines, not just as a main form of therapy, but as a complement to the mainstream of western medical treatment in certain diseases. Till today, few plant species that provide medicinal herbs ...
In folk medicine, Aloe camperi, Aloe percrassa (Aloeceae), and Senna singueana L. (Fabaceae) are used in the management of infectious and inflammation-related disorders. The objective of this work was to evaluate the in-vitro hyaluronidase inhibition activities of extracts from these three medicinal plants. Various concentrations (10, 50, and 100 µg/ml) of leaf latex from the two Aloe sp and hydr...