Volume 2 (2015) - Issue 7, July
HULBAH (TRIGONELLA FOENUM-GRAECUM.): A REVIEW
The Hulbah, Trigonella foenum-graecum of family Legumenasea which is commonly known as methi, in the traditional system of medicine including Unani Medicine. Hulba is an annual herb, 1-2 fit long contains the seed in long, narrow sickle shape pods called Tukhme Hulbah. Hulbah leaves are yellowish green, petiolate, usually 2-5 cm long called Burge Hulbah. The Hulbah contains alkaloids, e.g., trimet...
AN OVERVIEW OF ANTI-CANCEROUS BEHAVIOR OF VITAMIN E
Imbalance of reactive oxygen species and their body neutralizing mechanisms defines oxidative stress. ROS play a vital role in cancer progression by taking part in DNA damage and induction of inflammatory processes. Studies reveal that natural anti-oxidant levels are reduced to a much lower extent in the serum of cancer patients in contrast to the healthy ones. Vitamin E subgroups like tocopherols...
EVALUATION OF DAMAGE CAUSED BY BRUCHUS PISORUM L. ON SOME PARAMETERS RELATED TO SEED QUALITY OF PEA CULTIVARS
It was evaluated the damage caused by Bruchus pisorum on the germination ability of pea forage cultivars. Result of damage in seeds with parasitized larva was significant decrease of the germination by 16.4% percentage points, the length and weight of primary radicle by 16.8 and 24.5%, the length and weight of plumule by 12.3 and 14.1%, the vigor index of primary radicle and plumule by 32.5 and 32...
DETERMINATION OF MEXILETINE IN PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS BY LINEAR SWEEP VOLTAMMETRY
A simple and rapid method for the determination of mexiletine in pharmaceutical preparations was developed and validated using linear sweep voltammetry (LSV). The proposed method was based on electrochemical oxidation of mexiletine at a platinum electrode in an acetonitrile solution containing 0.1M LiCIO4. The well-defined an oxidation peak was observed at +1.11 V. The calibration curve was linear...
FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF TRANSDERMAL PATCHES OF KETOPROFIN BY USING DIFFERENT POLYMERS
The purpose of this research work was to develop and evaluate matrix-type transdermal patches of Ketoprofen. Employing different ratios of hydrophilic and hydrophobic polymers by a solvent evaporation technique. The physicochemical compatibility of the drug and the polymers was studied by Infrared Spectroscopy. The results suggested no physicochemical incompatibility between the drug and the polym...
THEORETICAL STUDIES OF THE ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES OF SOME FLAVONOID CLASS OF COMPOUNDS
Antioxidants play an essential role in the inhibition of the oxidative damage of the biomolecules. Flavonoids are known as potent antioxidants and are present in abundance in many of the fruits and vegetables besides being present in a large number of medicinal botanicals. A quantitative analysis of the antioxidant activity of quercetin, luteolin, kaempherol and taxifolin belonging to the flavon...
PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF JUSTICIA TRANQUEBARIENSIS AND BAUHINIA RACEMOSA
Introduction: The phytochemicals in medicinal plants are defined as bioactive non-nutrient plant compounds in fruits, vegetables, and grains that have been linked to reducing the risk of major chronic diseases. The medicinal plant is promising to have such have effective medicinal property due to the presence of phytochemical compounds like alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids, and phenolic compounds. T...