Volume 4 (2017) - Issue 11, November
BIOTECHNOLOGICAL APPROACH FOR MEDICINAL PLANT CONSERVATION AND ENHANCED PRODUCTION OF SECONDARY METABOLITES
Growing awareness and interest towards traditional health care system coupled with phenomenal increase in demand and trade of medicinal plant has caused severe threat to the very existence of medicinal plants, which can be gauged from the fact that a number of important medicinal plants are becoming threatened or extinct, and an increasing number of species are being substituted in herbal preparat...
IMPORTANCE OF PHARMACOGNOSTIC STUDY OF MEDICINAL PLANTS CALOTROPIS GIGANTEA (LINN.): A REVIEW
Calotropis gigantea Linn. white (Asclepiadaceae), it is a weed plant commonly known as giant milkweed. It has one of the important traditional medicines to treat various ailments. The basic aim of this study to Calotropis gigantea is one such plant. In this review, the systematic position, introduction about the plant, morphological study, phytochemistry and the economical values of the Calotropis...
PHYTOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND CYTOTOXIC EVALUATION OF METHANOLIC EXTRACT OF GARCINIA INDICA FRUIT RIND
Natural products from plants are rich sources of chemical diversity and most of the pharmacologically active principles currently used as drugs, including anticancer agents are plant products. The present study aims at phytochemical screening and evaluation of the anticancer potential of methanolic extract of Garcinia indica fruit rinds belonging to Family Clusiaceae. The methanolic extract of dri...
EVALUATION OF ANTIDIABETIC ACTIVITY OF HETEROPHRAGMA QUADRILOCULARE (ROXB.) K. SCHUM. LEAVES
Heterophragma quadriloculare (Roxb.) K. Schum. (HQ) belongs to Bignoneace family and known as Warras. Usage of HQ plant in diabetes has been claimed traditionally, but scientific documentation is not yet available. So, it was our interest to develop a scientific database for HQ leaves. HQ leaves were studied for its traditional claim of anti-diabetic activity by oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) ...
FOLIAGE OF APIACEAE MEMBERS: A RICH SOURCE OF VITAMIN E AND K
Vitamins are essential components of any diet and diet deficient in vitamins is the prime reason for malnutrition. In the present investigation, essential oil fractions isolated from foliages and tender shoots of few Apiaceae members commonly used as spices, vegetable, and flavoring agents were involved in phytochemical diversity analysis. GC-MS fingerprinting of the essential oil fractions isolat...