Volume 1 (2014) - Issue 8, August
IMPORTANCE OF ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS FROM PLANTS IN PRESENT SCENARIO: A REVIEW
Since, human existence on earth, plants are being used for the treatment of various diseases. The specific uses of plants are mentioned in the traditional system of medicines like Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, etc. Now a day’s plants are getting more important as medicines because plants are having fewer side effects, cost-effective, long effective life span and safe, etc. The present review covers t...
SCAFFOLDS: A NOVEL TOOL FOR BONE TISSUE ENGINEERING
As life expectancy increases, malfunction or loss of tissue caused by injury or disease leads to reduced quality of life in many patients at significant socioeconomic cost. Bone disorders are of significant concern due to the increase in the median age of our population. Traditionally, bone grafts have been used to restore damaged bone. Even though major progress has been made in the field of bone...
PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF AQUEOUS AND ETHANOL EXTRACTS OF SOME MEDICINAL PLANTS AND IN -VITRO STUDY OF INHIBITION OF α- AMYLASE
In the present study we screened four medicinal plants for the α-amylase inhibitory activity of each extracts phytochemicals, and it was determined based on the colorimetric assay using acarbose as a reference compound. The aqueous and ethanol extracts of the medicinal plants viz. Enicostemma littorale, Achyranthes aspera, Abutilon indicium, and Tridax procumbens were shown moderate α-amylase in...
ANTI- NOCICEPTIVE ACTIVITY OF SPIRULINA PLATENSIS IN MICE
Spirulina platensis is a blue-green alga that widely used as a food supplement over worldwide. Two models were used to study the effects of Spirulina platensis on nociception which was induced by acetic acid (Writhing test), formalin (Paw licking test). Spirulina platensis was administered in the dose range of 200 and 400 mg/kg orally 1 h before pain induction. Spirulina platensis contains β-caro...
ANTIMICROBIAL AND ANTIOXIDANT POTENCY OF DENDROPTHOE FALCATA LINN.
The World Health Organization survey indicated that about 70-80% of the world’s populations rely on non-conventional medicine, mainly of herbal sources, in their primary healthcare. Among them parasitic plants are well known, 20 different species are belonging to the genus Dendrophthoe falcate (Loranthaceae) found all over the world, seven of which are found in India. The hemiparasite, Dendropht...
VARIATION IN PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICALS SCREENING OF CANNABIS SATIVA L. LEAF, STEM AND ROOT
Qualitative phytochemical screening of C. sativa leaf, stem and root was studied. Four solvents viz; n-hexane, chloroform, alcohol and aqueous revealed the variation in phytochemicals presence and absence in all studied parts. Extracts of different solvents were subjected to qualitative phytochemical screening using a standard protocol. Results showed the maximum number of phytochemicals present i...
EXTRACTION, NANOFORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF CURCUMIN
Nanosuspensions have the versatile potential for efficient exploitation of different drug delivery formulations and routes because of the properties provided by their small size. In the present study, curcumin extraction was carried out from Curcuma longa (crude curcuminoids) using soxhlet extraction method with ethanol as a solvent which gives a high yield. Formulations of nanosuspensions with th...
COMPARATIVE PHYSICO CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF VYOSHADIVATI– AN AYURVEDIC POLYHERBAL FORMULATION W.S.R TO MARKET SAMPLES
The quality control assessment of herbal formulations is of great significance to justify their acceptability in the modern system of medicine though the drug may be therapeutically potent. Ayurvedic formulations prepared by several manufacturers are guaranteed to carry out the quality control test as per the standards mentioned in the Ayurvedic Formulary of India. Though the standards have been f...