Volume 1 (2014) - Issue 3, March
In resource-limited localities of developing countries, potentially manageable, if not useful, resources may present actual health and agricultural cost due to poor management and lack of awareness of health risk consequences. Senna occidentalis L. (Fabaceae) is a pan-tropical weed with a wide range of medicinal uses, and in some parts used as famine food. Despite possible use as alternative food ...
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 ...
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...
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, the plant 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 Spectrometr...
Rhizome of Kaempferia galanga (Family: Zingiberaceae) has been investigated for isolation of secondary metabolites and evaluation of bioactivities. Two cinnamic acid derivatives, Ethyl p-methoxycinnamate (KG-2) and 4-methoxy cinnamic acid (KG-9) have been isolated from the chloroform fraction of the methanolic extract of the rhizome of K. galanga using chromatographic analysis. Structures of these...
EVALUATION OF PRESERVATIVE EFFECTIVENESS IN ANTACID, COUGH SYRUP AND OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION BY MICROBIAL CHALLENGE TEST
Pharmaceutical preparations having high water content face the problem of microbial spoilage which affects consumer safety. Control on such problem is generally done by the addition of a specific preservative to these pharmaceutical preparations, but sometimes some physical changes and clinical hazards are observed even after the addition of preservatives. The present study aimed to evaluate and c...
Objective: Phytochemical and pharmacological investigation on the leaves of Mimusops elengi Linn. for wound healing and in-vivo antioxidant activity in albino mice. Material and Methods: The methanolic extract of leaves of Mimusops elengi was studied for its wound healing effect on excision wound model in mice and in-vivo antioxidant activity at the dose level using a biochemical estimation of blo...
Cassia fistula Linn. (Family Leguminosae, Subfamily Caesalpinia), 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 plant...
Tea is composed of many compounds. These components have various effects depending upon the amount of tea ingested and the quality of the tea apart from that green tea having various useful properties which are helpful for the human body. The present communication describes about the about the “the comparative data between various brands of tea powders and green tea by using U.V. Spectrophotomet...