Volume 1 (2014) - Issue 4, April
PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES OF MORINGA OLEIFERA
Moringa oleifera can grow well in the humid tropics or hot, dry lands, can survive destitute soils, and is little affected by drought. It tolerates a wide range of rainfall with minimum annual rainfall requirements estimated at 250 mm and maximum at over 3000 mm and a pH of 5.0-9.0. Moringa leaves have been reported to be a rich source of β-carotene, protein, vitamin C, calcium and potassium and ...
AN UPDATE ON SIDDHA HERB KORAI (CYPERUS ROTUNDUS, L.): A REVIEW
The Siddha System of Medicine (Traditional Tamil System of medicine), which has been most prevalent in the ancient Tamil land, is the foremost of all other medical systems in the world. Since, ancient times, several diseases have been treated by administration of plant extracts based on traditional medicine. Plants are the only economic source of some well established and important drugs. Indian M...
BOTANICAL STUDY OF SKIN LIGHTENING AGENTS
Both physicians and dermatology patients are searching for long term skin care solutions to address problems presented by skin hyperpigmentation. Traditional depigmenting agents such as hydroquinone, corticosteroids, kojic acid, although highly effective, can raise several safety concerns (for example, ochronosis, atrophy, carcinogenesis, and other local and systemic side effects) with long term e...
MORTALITY AND REPELLENT ACTIVITY OF CLERODENDRUM VISCOSUM VENT. (VERBENACEAE) AGAINST SITOPHILUS ORYZAE (COLEOPTERA: CURCULIONIDAE)
In continuation of our study we have screened out the root, leaf, and stem of C. viscosum against rice weevil, S. oryzae extracted into ethanol, ethyl acetate, and chloroform. A correlation was found between the insecticidal and repellent activity observed by residual film assay technique and repellency test. It is interesting to note that these plant extracts showed higher to less mortality activ...
SPERMICIDAL ACTIVITY OF ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM AND CUMINUM CYMINUM SEED EXTRACTS AND ASSESSMENT OF SPERM FUNCTION IN ALBINO RATS
The spermicidal activity of Elettaria cardamomum and Cuminum cyminum seed extracts have been studied to evaluate the effective concentration to immobilize and kill 100% of sperm within 20 s, and the sperm function of rat is studied to find the effect on sperm membrane integrity. Sander and Cramer's test was used to study the spermicidal activity of Elettaria cardamomum and Cuminum cyminum. Sperm v...
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 als...
PHARMACOGNOSTIC STUDY OF SOME MEDICINAL PLANTS USED IN GHOTI TRIBAL REGION OF NASHIK DISTRICT
World Health Organization appreciated the importance of medicinal plants for public health care in developing nations. The tribal region of Ghoti Taluka-Igatpuri, district-Nashik has various medicinal plant species to cure the ailments. This medicinal plant species are found in the Kokani region of Ghoti and Igatpuri. The pharmacognostic study of these medicinal plants used in ghoti tribal region ...
TOXICITY EFFECT OF BIOPESTICIDE, ARISEAMA MURRAYI (HOOK) ON THE SWISS ALBINO MICE
The poisonous and medicinal plants are found in a natural ecosystem. The Arisaema murrayi (Hook) is an herb which is highly poisonous. It is found in the hilly region of Mumbai area. Livestock, cattle and human beings do not consume fruits and tubers of the plant, so the forensic study of this plant is carried out. Aqueous extracts of tuber 2%, 4% and 6% feed orally to Swiss albino mice. Present i...