Volume 2 (2015) - Issue 8, August
KASNI (CICHORIUM INTYBUS L.) A PROPITIOUS TRADITIONAL MEDICINAL HERB
The Kasni, Cichorium intybus of family Asteraceae Class Magnoliopsida, which is also known as Chicory, is well known traditional herb included in many systems of medicine like Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha system of medicine. The genus Cichorium has six species with majorly distributed in Europe and Asia. It is cultivated in countries such as the UK, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Germany, South Afric...
AN UPDATE ON AYURVEDIC HERB KACHHNAR (BAUHINIA PURPUREA LINN.)- A REVIEW
Bauhinia Purpurea was commonly known as a purple orchid tree, belonging to the family Caesalpinaceae, sparingly grown in India. The use of natural products as medicinal agents presumably predates the earliest recorded history. It is a species of flowering plant is used in several traditional medicine system to cure various diseases. This plant has been known to possess antibacterial, antidiabetic,...
PHYSICO-CHEMICAL CHANGES THAT OCCURS DURING FERMENTATION OF ARISHTAM (A HYDRO ALCOHOLIC CLASS OF DRUG OF AYURVEDA)
The present study was to evaluate the physicochemical changes that take place in vasarishta during the manufacturing of the arishtams (hydro-alcohol class of drug of Ayurveda). The manufacturing process of the Arishtams usually takes 21 -30 days. The time period of the entire study was 21 days. Batch fermentation was done for a period of 14 days after which the fermentation process was inhibited u...
IN-VITRO, EX-VIVO SKIN PERMEATION AND BIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF 18-β-GLYCYRRHITIC ACID TRANSDERMAL PATCHES
Objective: a Transdermal patch is a promising approach that allows continuous input of drugs with short biological half-lives. 18 β-Glycyrrhizic acid (GA) is chemically pentacyclic triterpenoid which possesses powerful anti-inflammatory action. The present study was designed to formulate GA reservoir-type transdermal patches using piperine as bioenhancer. Method: Transdermal Patch of GA was prepa...
CULTURING OF MELASSEZIA FURFUR AND ITS GROWTH INHIBITING ACTIVITY OF GARCINIA INDICA
Dandruff is a common disorder affecting the scalp. Malassezia furfur, the lipophilic dimorphic yeast-like fungus is the main causative agent of dandruff. In recent years plant-based products are widely used as the therapeutic weapon to cure human disorders. The plant Garcinia indica (Kokam) belonging to family Clusiaceae native to India is one of such plants which has shown many therapeutic uses. ...
PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTY OF PREMNA LATIFOLIA
Plants have been used for centuries as a remedy for human diseases because they contain phytochemical components of therapeutic values. Hexane, ethyl acetate and ethanolic extract of Premna latifolia were investigated for phytochemical constituent and antioxidant activity. The phytochemical constituent was investigated using standard chemical methods. Further, the study was extended by analyzing t...
PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF GUM EXTRACTED FROM CURCUMA AMADA
The aim of the present study is the phytochemical screening of gum of Curcuma amada (Mango ginger). Natural gums are economic, easily available and found useful as a tablet binder. The phytochemical properties of a gum obtained from the rhizomes of Curcuma amada were characterized by various test including a test for steroids, tannins, flavonoids, amino acids, carbohydrates, and glycosides. All of...
PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTY OF AERVA LANATA
The present study was investigated to determine the possible phytochemical components from the solvents such as hexane, ethyl acetate and ethanolic extract of Aerva lanata. Among the phytochemical screening of these extracts, ethanolic extract showed that the whole plant was rich in carbohydrate, tannin, flavonoids, quinones, cardiac glycosides, phenols, and coumarins. Further, the study was exten...