Volume 4 (2017) - Issue 3, March
ANTIDIABETIC POTENTIAL OF IVY GOURD (COCCINIA GRANDIS, FAMILY: CUCURBITACEAE) GROWN IN SRI LANKA: A REVIEW
Leaves of ivy gourd; Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt (Family: Cucurbitaceae) is one of the well-known leafy vegetables, which has been consumed by Sri Lankans for centuries. The therapeutic potential of ivy gourd against diabetes is brought mainly by its antihyperglycemic, β-cell regenerative, antihyperlipidemic and antioxidant properties. Also, the optimum effective therapeutic dose of the aqueous C...
FORMULATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF NATURAL PRODUCT BASED ANTIMICROBIAL AND COSMETICS FROM SELECTED MEDICINAL PLANT IN TANZANIA
This study aimed to utilize the phytoconstituents from medicinal plants; Carissa spinarum to generate herbal based antimicrobial and cosmetics to reduce the synthetic ingredients by incorporation of natural extracts whose functionality is comparable with their synthetic ingredients and compare its effectiveness with marketed antimicrobial and cosmetics products. The method used was the Soxhlet ext...
ANIOXIDANT ACTIVITIES OF SULFATED POLYSACCHARIDE OBTAINED FROM RED ALGAE CORALLINA OFICINALIS
Sulfated polysaccharides (SP) were extracted from Corallina officinalis marine red algae seaweed by using hydrothermal processes at 100 °C. The antioxidant activity of C. officinalis sulfated polysaccharide was determined using the (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl, DPPH) method, showing that this polysaccharide has a moderate effect in inhibiting the formation of those radicals. This study demonstr...
PHARMACOGNOSTIC ANALYSIS AND PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF THE MEDICINAL PLANT CANTHIUM PARVIFLORUM LAM.
The crude extract from the leaf of Canthium parviflorum Lam. in different solvents were subjected to physicochemical, fluorescence analysis, phytochemical and antimicrobial study. The microscopic analysis revealed that in C. parviflorum there is the presence of starch grains. The ash value was 5.81% in C. parviflorum. The fluorescent analysis at 366 nm of C. parviflorum powder extracted with alcoh...