Volume 4 (2017) - Issue 9, September
The traditional Indian medicine - Ayurveda, describes various herbs, fats, oils and minerals with anti-aging as well as wound healing properties. Wounds are the result of injuries to the skin that disrupt the soft tissue. Wound healing can be defined as a complex dynamic process results in the restoration of anatomic continuity and function. Various plant products have been used in the treatment o...
Teucrium polium L. is a member of the Lamiaceae family and is represented in the Flora of Syria by two variety: Teucrium polium var. angustifolium and Teucrium polium var. mollissimum. Teucrium polium is a wild-growing flowering plant, found abundantly in Syria, and it is used traditional medicine for it's diuretic, antipyretic, antispasmodic, tonic, anti-inflammatory, antihypertensive, anorexic, ...
ANTIPROLIFERATIVE ACTIVITY OF THREE WILD GROWING SPECIES IN TUNISIA: NICOTIANA GLAUCA, ARTEMISIA CAMPESTRIS AND ASTRAGALUS GOMBO
Tunisian flora contains several wild plants with diverse therapeutic uses. As a contribution to the efforts to select natural sources of antitumor compounds, we investigated in this study the antiproliferative activity of several extracts of the Tunisian species: Astragalus gombo, Nicotiana glauca and Artemisia campestris. Dried aerial part (A. gombo and A. campestris) and leaves (N. glauca) were ...
The present study was conducted to investigate the color strength (K/S), colorfastness, antibacterial and antioxidant properties of silk using fabric Cichorium intybus root extract as a natural dye. Comparative results of color fastness (fastness to wash, rub, light and perspiration) and colorimetric properties (CIELab and K/S values) of dyed silk samples were studied to quantify the effect of mor...
This study evaluated the scientific basis for the traditional use of Aegiceras corniculatum (Myrsinaceae) stem extract as an anthelmintic agent. The study design was an investigation of the traditional anthelmintic medicinal plant Aegiceras corniculatum using in-vitro anthelmintic properties of four extracts of the plant were evaluated using earthworms. The earthworm (Pheretima posthuma) resembles...
A simple TLC method has been developed for the simultaneous quantification of bergenin using HPTLC plate precoated with silica gel 60 F254. The method was developed in toluene: ethyl acetate: acetone (2:4:4 v/v) toluene: ethyl acetate: formic acid (4:6:1, v/v) and validated in terms of precision, repeatability, and accuracy. The isolated compounds were characterized using spectroanalytical techniq...