Volume 4 (2017) - Issue 1, January
THESPESIA POPULNEA LINN.: A REVIEW
Thepesia populnea Linn. (Family- Malvaceae) is one of the important drugs used in Herbal medicines. It is known by the name Paras-pipal. It is often cultivated for ornament and shade, and it blooms throughout the year in the tropics. Various parts of this plant are found to possess useful medicinal properties, such as antifertility, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, purgative, and hep...
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 - 14.06 µg/mL) and lipid peroxidation inhibition activity (21.30 - 66.80%). These data were correlated to the total phen...
ANTIHYPERLIPIDEMIC ACTIVITY OF ETHANOLIC EXTRACT OF AMORPHOPHALLUS PAEONIIFOLIUS TUBER IN TRITON WR 1339 INDUCED HYPERLIPIDEMIC RATS
Hyperlipidemia is the most prominent risk factor in coronary heart disease. The present study was designed to investigate the anti-hyperlipidemic activity of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius Tuber in Triton WR-1339 induced hyperlipidemic rats. Amorphophallus paeoniifolius extract was administered at a different dose of 250mg/kg, 500mg/kg (p.o) daily for 7 days to hyperlipidemic rats. Gemfibrozil is us...
ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITIES OF ROOT LEAVES AND FLOWERS OF CICHORIUM INTYBUS
A study was conducted to assess root, leaves and flowers extracts of Cichorium intybus for their antimicrobial activities (against four bacterial and fungal strains), antioxidants activities (DPPH, ABTS H2O2 and reducing power assays) and cytotoxicities assays. The results indicate remarkable inhibition of plant extracts for the growth of all bacterial and fungal strains as well as appropriate MIC...
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...
SIMPLE METHOD OF ISOLATION OF LOGANIN FROM NUX VOMICA FRUITS AND ITS QUANTIFICATION BY HPLC
Loganin is an iridoid glycoside, a key phytoconstituent in Strychnos plants having a crucial role in the biosynthesis of indole, monoterpene alkaloids and other natural products. It is a bitter iridoid glycoside with numerous activities like anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, glucose-lowering and anti-diabetic nephropathy activities. The objective of this study was to develop a simple method for iso...