Volume 3 (2016) - Issue 11, November
People, who have visits to high altitudes, do experience a certain type of health problems as they transit to different altitude ranges. With ascend to high altitude, various kinds of acute and chronic physiological changes occur which influence all system of the human body. These problems although have temporary manifestations, arising due to maladjustment of the body to abrupt altitudinal change...
BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES OF EXTRACTS AND SEASONAL VARIATION IN ESSENTIAL OIL COMPOSITION FROM MYRCIARIA GLAZIOVIANA (MYRTACEAE)
Extracts from leaves, stems and flower buds of Myrciaria glazioviana were analyzed for their antioxidant and anticholinesterase activity. The methanolic extracts showed the best results in reducing power (623.52 - 806.15 mg AA/g of extract), DPPH radical scavenging (IC50 = 9.77 - 14.06µg/mL) and lipid peroxidation inhibition activity (21.30 - 66.80 %). These data were correlated to the total phen...
In a few decades, there has been exponential growing in the field of herbal medicines. Most of the traditional system of medicine is effective, but they lack standardization. So, there is a need to develop a standardization technique. Standardization of herbal formulation is essential to assess the quality, purity, safety, and efficacy of the drug based on the concentration of their principles. Th...
PHARMACOGNOSTIC EVALUATION OF SIMPLE EFFECTIVE HEALTHCARE TRADITIONS USING MURRAYA KOENIGII (L.) SPRENG FOR DIGESTION AND DIGESTIVE DISORDERS
As per the appeal issued by World Health Organization (WHO) "save plants to save lives," there is the need for a global movement for the conservation of medicinal plants and the revitalization of the native health traditions of local communities. Such health traditions based on medicinal plants are the result of centuries of observation, selection, and experimentation. They thus constitute an accu...
Aristolochia bracteolate is a small, glabrous shrub occurring in India. It belongs to the family Aristolochiaceae. The whole plant is used in various ailments like abortifacient, alterative, anthelmintic, antiperiodic, emmenagogue and purgative. The stem and root are having aristolochia acid (Alkaloid). The leaves and roots are used to rid the body of Guinea worm (a parasitic infection caused by...