Volume 2 (2015) - Issue 12, December
OCIMUM SANCTUM: A MEDICINAL GIFT FROM NATURE
Ocimum sanctum described as a sacred and medicinal plant in ancient literature, commonly known as Tulsi is derived from ‘Sanskrit,’ which means "the incomparable one." This plant belongs to the family Lamiaceae which is native throughout the old world tropics and cultivated for religious and medicinal purposes. Several medicinal properties have been attributed to the plant not only in Ayurveda...
PHYTOPHARMACOLOGY AND PHARMACOGNOSTIC PROPERTIES OF FICUS BENGHALENSIS – A REVIEW
Since, ancient time, plants have been an exemplary source of medicine. Ayurveda and other Indian literature mention the use of plants in the treatment of various human ailments. Ficus benghalensis Linn is a large evergreen tree found throughout forest tracts of India. It is a popular indigenous system of medicine like Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homeopathy. In the traditional system of medicine, v...
PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING ASSESSMENT, ANTIOXIDANT CAPACITY AND ANTIMICROBIAL SUSCEPTIBILITY OF EXTRACTS FROM CECROPIA PACHYSTACHYA TRÉCUL. CECROPIACEAE (URTICACEAE) AS SOURCE FOR HERBAL MEDICINES DEVELOPMENT
Several plants used for medicinal purposes can be found in the Brazilian Cerrado, among which highlights the genus Cecropia used as a bronchodilator, antitussive, anti-diabetic, anti-diarrheal, anti-hypertensive, anti-inflammatory and vasorelaxant. Between species, there is Cecropia pachystachya belongs to the Urticaceae family. This study aims to evaluate the phytochemical screening, antioxidant ...
IN-VITRO ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF ACACIA ETBAICA AGAINST STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS AND ESCHERICHIA COLI
This study was conducted to determine the in-vitro anti-microbial activity of Acacia etbaica, native plant to east African countries, against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. To achieve this, the methanol extract of leaf of Acacia etbaica was tested for its in-vitro antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli using agar disc diffusion method at two differen...
PHARMACOGNOSTIC AND PHYTOCHEMICAL EVALUATION OF CARYOTA URENS LEAF
Caryota urens (Palmae) is native to India. This tree species has been of interest to researchers because it is a medicinal plant employed in the indigenous Indian system of medicine. Pharmacognostic standardization, physic-chemical evaluation of the leaves of Caryota urens was carried out to determine its macro-and microscopical characters and also some insoluble ash and sulfated ash values, alcoh...