Volume 3 (2016) - Issue 2, February
Cancer is a disease of deregulated cellular behavior. Acquisition of oncogenic attributes, loss of tumor suppressive functions, evasion of physiological tissue architecture and interactions with the cellular microenvironment enable malignant cells to escape the mechanisms of normal cellular homeostasis in an organism. Cancer cells are therefore able to sustain unlimited proliferation, to thrive un...
Medicinal plants are bioresources harnessed by humans to combat diseases and maintain a healthy life. Plants remain the basis for the development of modern drugs for the preservation of health. Garcinia kola is considered a “wonder plant” because every part of it has been found to be of medicinal importance. G. kola seed is used as an antipyretic agent in indigenous system of medicine. Pharmac...
ANTI CANCER PROPERTIES OF PLANTS PRESENT IN WEST GODAVARI DISTRICT OF ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA- A MINI REVIEW
Cancer is a fatal disease characterized by the abnormal growth of cells. Various factors cause cancer. Synthetic modern medicines have high toxic effects on other systems of the body such as renal system, circulatory system, etc. To reduce those toxic effects the scientific world is trying to find inhibitors from the herbal sources. Always the plants proved to be effective and efficient in curing ...
Sonchus arvensis, a perennial sowthistle, is a common but underutilized species of Kathmandu, Nepal. Several uses like sedative, antioxidant and kidney stone eradicating properties have been identified till date, but a study on other pharmacological activities is not yet explored. Therefore, the plant was collected from Kathmandu; aerial parts of the plant were dried, crushed, and extracted using ...
PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND FRACTIONATION OF MOMORDICA CHARANTIA LINN. FRUIT TO SHOW ANTIHYPERGLYCAEMIC ACTIVITY
Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder in the endocrine system. This dreadful disease is found in all parts of the world and is becoming a serious threat to mankind health. There are lots of chemical agents available to control and to treat diabetic patients, but total recovery from diabetes has not been reported up to this date. An alternative to these synthetic agents, plants provide a potent...
ANALGESIC ACTIVITY OF CINNAMALDEHYDE PER SE AND IT’S INTERACTION WITH DICLOFENAC SODIUM AND PENTAZOCINE IN SWISS ALBINO MICE.
Cinnamon is one of the best-known spices used as herbal medicine. Cinnamaldehyde is the most important constituents of cinnamon. The present study was aimed to evaluate the analgesic activity of Cinnamaldehyde per se and its interaction with diclofenac sodium and pentazocine in Swiss albino mice. Healthy mice of either sex weighing 20-30 grams were divided into 6 groups of 6 animals each. Peripher...
Trianthema decandra Linn., belongs to family Aizoaceae, commonly known as “Punarnavi” in Sanskrit, “Gadabandi” in Hindi, and “Vellai sharuni” in Tamil. This plant is globally distributed tropical and subtropical regions. In India, it grows in dry-soil lands. It has been known since ancient times for curative properties and has been utilized for treatment of various ailments such as bur...