Volume 3 (2016) - Issue 9, September
PSORALEN: A PROMISING BOON IN TOPICAL MANIFESTATIONS
Extensive studies have been carried out in the last decade to assess the pharmaceutical potential and screening of the phytochemical constituent, psoralen. This component is found in many plants species and has gained attention nowadays because of its antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and anti-inﬂammatory properties. Psoralen is an active component of Babchi oil found in Psoralea corylifolia...
PHARMACOGNOSTICAL STUDIES ON MEDICINAL AND NUTRITIONAL SEEDS OF JACK FRUIT: ARTOCARPUS HETEROPHYLLUS LAM.
In the present day world the consumption of fruits, vegetables and natural diet for the prevention of certain diseases, in addition to their nutritional benefits is increased. Jack fruit is well known for its nutritional and therapeutic qualities for many years. The present communication deals on the macroscopical, microscopical, powder microscopical studies along with the preliminary phytochemica...
STANDARDIZATION OF MARKETED AMRITARISHTA- A HERBAL FORMULATION
The present study aims to standardize Amritarishta based upon chromatographic and spectral studies. The spectral data and HPTLC fingerprint of ethanolic extract of Amritarishta could be used as a valuable analytical tool in the routine standardization of Amritarishta to check the batch to bath variation. Fraction, I and II of ethanolic extract of Amritarishta and standard luteolin and apigenin, ...
ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF β-SITOSTEROL FROM TEPHROSIA VILLOSA PERS
Natural products and herbal remedies used in traditional folklore medicine have been the source of many medically beneficial drugs because they elicit fewer side effects, relatively cheap, affordable and claimed to be effective. However, in order to make these remedies acceptable to modern medicine, there is a need to scientifically evaluate them to identify the active principles and to understand...
PHARMACOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES OF CALOTROPIS GIGANTEA (ASCLEPIADACEAE)
Calotropis gigantea, belonging to the family of Asclepiadaceae. The plant has the antimicrobial activity, antioxidant activity, analgesic activity, anti-pyretic activity, insecticidal activity, cytotoxicity activity, hepatoprotective activity, purgative properties and wound healing activity. The present paper is an attempt to provide a detailed botanical description, classification, phytochemical ...