Volume 1 (2014) - Issue 1, January
Calotropis gigantea (Asclepiadaceae) is a perennial herb with a long history of use in traditional medicines. A wide range of chemical compounds including cardiac glycosides, flavonoids, terpenoids, alkaloids, tannins, & resins has been isolated from this plant. The plant has been used for various disease condition including leprosy, ulcers, tumors and piles. Various pharmacological activities...
Diabetes mellitus is characterized by elevated plasma glucose concentrations resulting from insufficient insulin. A comprehensive herbal drug therapeutic regimen offers time tested safe and effective support to conventional therapy in the management of diabetes. This is a combination with adequate dietary management, and physical activity would provide an integrated approach to the management of t...
THE EFFECT OF CHLOROFORM EXTRACT OF GERMAN CHAMOMILE (MATRICARIA RECUTITA) ON ESCHERICHIA COLI INFECTED MICE
Emergence of new strains of Escherichia coli with the ability of resistance to a wide range of antibiotics necessitates the efforts to search alternatives for better treatments to deal with these infections. Chamomile is one of the most widely used herbs in the world. In this study, we investigated the potential therapeutic effects of chamomile chloroform extract on E. coli intraperitoneal (IP) in...
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...
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: This study aimed 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 15-28th days to i...
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ACTIVITY OF ESSENTIAL OILS FROM THE LEAVES OF OCIMUM BASILICUM L. AND OCIMUM GRATISSIMUM L. (LAMIACEAE)
Ocimum basilicum L. and Ocimum gratissimum L. (Lamiaceae) are widely distributed aromatic herbs used in ethnomedicinal management of a range of inflammatory disorders. In the present work, we evaluated the topical anti-inflammatory effects of the volatile constituents extracted from the fresh leaves of these plant species. Fresh leaves of the plants were subjected to hydro distillation to obtain t...
Our ecosystem is laden with hazardous and non-hazardous wastes that pose a 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 p...
EXPLORE THE ANTIMICROBIAL POTENTIAL FROM ORGANIC SOLVENTS OF BROWN SEAWEED EXTRACTS (SARGASSUM LONGIFOLIUM) ALLEVIATING TO PHARMACEUTICALS
Marine macroalgae Sargassum is commonly referred to as brown seaweeds. Commercially and continuously the pharmaceuticals industries are rapidly growing because always demand for new drug discovery is encouraged. Since, brown seaweeds have ample source of bioactive compounds of primary or secondary metabolites. These potential bioactive compounds interest to improve the pharmaceuticals industry. Th...
Studies on anticancer and protein inhibition process play a vital role in regulating the cellular process of life and diseases. The present studies have been conducted on ethanolic tuber extract from Globba bulbifera for protease inhibition and breast cancer inhibition. The extract has shown good inhibition for Trypsin, Chymotrypsin and protease K. The extract has also shown MCF-7 (Breast Cancer) ...