Volume 2 (2015) - Issue 3, March
Flavonoids are common plant constituents used extensively in phytomedicine to treat a wide range of diseases. Many pharmacological pieces of evidence suggest that flavonoids may play an important role in the decreased risk of chronic diseases associated with a diet rich in plant-derived foods. Therefore, this article focuses on the chemistry, distribution and pharmacological properties of rhoifoli...
As we are well aware that the production of metallic nanoparticles by the physical and chemical method has numerous drawbacks along with the use of toxic chemicals, high energy expenditure and non- biodegradable products. Hence, researchers are showing great interest in the biological synthesis of nanoparticles. The biological method provides clean, bio-degradable, non-toxic and eco-friendly metho...
Aqer Qerha (Anacyclus pyrethrum DC.), family Asteraceae is a perennial, procumbent herb, native to North Africa and Arab countries and in India, it is found in the Himalayas, Jammu and Kashmir, and North India. In Unani System of Medicine, it is an effective remedy for the treatment of a variety of diseases. The plant roots are reported for muhallil-e-awram (anti-inflammatory), muqawwi-e-bah (anab...
Rauwolfia serpentina has a great reputation as a miracle medicinal plant, reported in various texts of the indigenous system of medicine. As, free radicals and diseases have great correlation; therefore, in the present study, free radical scavenging activity of methanolic extract (MET) of rhizomes of mature Rauwolfia serpentina was investigated by using CCl4 induced hepatotoxicity model in albino ...
A rapid, simple, selective and precise UV-Visible spectrophotometric method has been developed for the determination of Curcumin in bulk and nano-formulation. The spectrophotometric detection was carried out at an absorption maximum of 421 nm using methanol as solvent. The method was validated for various validation parameters. The linearity range was found to be 5-25 μg/ml with a correlation coe...
Many plants used as traditional medicine. Pharmacognostic studies of crude drug play a very important role in the identification of the purity and quality of crude drugs. The present study deals with the pharmacognostic, preliminary phytochemical investigation of Cynodon dactylon Persoon belonging to family Poaceae. In this, pharmacognostic studies are concerned for the determination of physicoche...
In this study, the cream was formulated from the plant extract containing anti-oxidant ingredient Embelin and its quality control evaluation performed along with the antioxidant activity. The alcohol extract of the plant was used. The extract was tested for antioxidant activity by superoxide scavenging activity. Quality evaluation of the product was assessed by using different evaluation methods. ...
In the present study, an indigenous herbal formulation containing the ethanolic extracts of rhizomes of Curcuma longa, fruits of Terminalia chebula, leaves of Azadirachta indica, leaves of Lawsonia inermis and leaves of Achyranthus asperus were prepared and studied for its wound healing activity in an ointment base by using in in-vivo excision wound model in albino wistar rats. The ointment was pr...