Volume 4 (2017) - Issue 4, April
Aerva lanata has been used in traditional medicine for many years and used for the treatment of urinary bladder and kidney stones. The aim was to study the pharmacognostic characters and antimicrobial activity of important medicinal plant Aerva lanata (Amaranthaceae). The physicochemical, phytochemical and fluorescence analysis of powdered aerial and root parts of Aerva lanata was performed accord...
PHYTOCHEMICAL, IN VITRO ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITIES OF ARGYREIA PILOSA WIGHT & ARN. (WHOLE PLANT)
Background: The whole plant of Argyreia pilosa Wight & Arn. (Convolvulaceae) continuously to be utilized in indigenous Indian systems as a remedy for cough, quinsy and applied externally in case of itch, eczema and other skin troubles, antidiabetic, antiphlogistic, rheumatism and reduce burning sensation. Still, there were constrained phytochemical or biological studies on the whole plant of A...
PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSES, ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITIES OF ACMELLA OLERACEA, A VARIETY GROWN IN MIZORAM
Acmella oleracea (L.) R.K. Jansen (family Asteraceae) is an interesting plant because of its wide range of medicinal and culinary uses. It has been traditionally used in the treatments of anemia, body ache, cancer, gastric ulcer and infections, gingivitis, gout, inflammations, laceration, malaria, stammering, and worm infection (helminthiasis). Different extracts of the plants were prepared, and t...
COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ESSENTIAL OILS OF OCIMUM BASILICUM AND CYMBOPOGON MARTINII ADDRESSING ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY
The present study was designed to judge the in vitro antibacterial activity and comparison of Ocimum basilicum and Cymbopogon martinii. From the folklore claim and ethnobotanical review, the plant Ocimum basilicum and Cymbopogon martinii leaves have been found to contain terpenes and terpenoids i.e. essential oil, and the plants are used in indigenous system of medicine for the treatment of bacter...
ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY BY DPPH RADICAL SCAVENGING METHOD OF METHANOLIC EXTRACT OF N- BUTANOL FRACTRION OF TRIBULUS TERRESTRIS LINN. (FAMILY ZYGOPHYLLACEAE)
In this study antioxidant activity was performed by DPPH (1,1 diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl) radical scavenging method for Tribulus terrestris L. whole plant methanolic extraction fractionation with toluene and n-butanol in succession. The obtained fractions were concentrated under reduced pressure to yield corresponding antioxidant activity. The IC50 concentration for the standard, ascorbic acid and ...