Volume 2 (2015) - Issue 4, April
HYPOLIPIDAEMIC ACTIVITY OF THE SIDDHA MEDICINAL PLANTS
Hyperlipidaemia (Adhi dhoola noi) is a well known metabolic disorder, prevalent in 30-40% of the people worldwide. It is one of the most important factors of morbidity and mortality related to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Research articles prove hyperlipidaemia as an important factor that determines the risk of atherosclerotic heart disease and endocrinal disorders. Siddha ...
NATURAL AND HERBAL STRESS REMEDIES: A REVIEW
The normal steady state of the human body’s organ and tissue function is termed as homeostasis. One significant factor that may cause an upset to homeostasis is stress. It is a fundamental part of living that can have both positive and negative effects on an individual’s health. Stress is not a medical diagnosis, but severe stress that continues for a long time may lead to a diagnosis of depre...
LYMPHATIC FILARIASIS AND IT’S TREATMENT
Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a major public health problem not only in India but also in other developed countries. Filariasis is the disease which is caused by a group of filarial worms. It is transmitted by mosquitoes - Culex quinquefasciatus globally the most important vector. They cause high morbidity and mortality among humans. The proper management is needed for preventing the morbidity and ...
POTENTIAL ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITIES OF SPONDIAS PINNATA (FAMILY: ANACARDIACEAE) BARK EXTRACT IN RATS WITH STREPTOZOTOCIN INDUCED DIABETES MELLITUS
The present study was to investigate the antioxidant activity of aqueous bark extract of Spondias pinnata (Linn. f.) Kurz (Family: Anacardiaceae) in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. The antioxidant activity was evaluated by the activities of liver enzymes, antioxidant enzymes, and the extent of lipid peroxidation (LPO) in the liver of streptozotocin (STZ) ‑diabetic rats. S. pinnata extract ...
MICROSCOPIC ANALYSIS OF CURCUMA LONGA L. USING MULTIVARIATE TEST
Rhizoma Curcumae longae is the dried rhizome of Curcuma longa L. (Zingiberaceae), commonly known as turmeric, has a long history of traditional uses for culinary purposes as a spice and as a food colorant. This study was aimed at establishing the microscopic identification of different commercial samples and developing parameters for discriminating turmeric powders. In this study, fifteen sample...
PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND HEPATOPROTECTIVE EFFICACY OF LEAVES EXTRACTS OF ANNONA SQUAMOSA AGAINST PARACETAMOL INDUCED LIVER TOXICITY IN RATS
Phytochemicals are the best remedies to all kind of diseases and disorders throughout the world. There are a lot of plants, and its sources are playing a role as a heart, liver and kidney savers. In our present investigation, the famous fruit tree Annona squamosa (Annonaceae) leaves extract used for the hepatoprotective activity. The phytochemicals present in the aqueous leaves extracts were analy...
EVALUATION OF IN VITRO ANTI CANCER ACTIVITY OF HYDROALCOHOLIC FLOWER EXTRACT OF BUTEA MONOSPERMA VAR. LUTEA
Butea monosperma var. lutea, a native of India, is commonly known as “Palash” and popularly known as “Flame of Forest.” Traditionally it has been found that flowers have antimicrobial, wound healing, antifungal, antidiarrhoeal, hypoglycemic, hepatoprotective, antioxidant, anthelmintic, anti-convulsive, antistress, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory activity. In the present study, crude hydroa...