Volume 5 (2018) - Issue 4, April
PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF GYMNEMA SYLVESTRE (ASCLEPIADACEAE): A REVIEW
Gymnema sylvestre, is a traditional medicinal plant, belonging to the family of Asclepiadaceae; commonly distributed throughout the world, predominantly in tropical regions. The plant exhibits a broad range of therapeutic effects as an effective natural remedy for diabetes, dyspepsia, helminthiasis, constipation, hemorrhoids, jaundice, cardiopathy, asthma, bronchitis, leucoderma and several inflam...
A SHORT REVIEW ON CARNIVOROUS PLANTS AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE FIELD OF CANCER RESEARCH
Nature has been providing many essential sources which are being utilized in every form of our lives. There are many novel techniques which are being developed from natural resources most important plants. By this review, we tried to prove the efficiency of Carnivorous plants like Dionaea muscipula, Drosera indica in preventing varied types of cancers. We also tried to include various metabolites ...
AGERATUM CONYZOIDES LINN.: A REVIEW
The traditional Indian medicine - Ayurveda, describes various herbs, fats, oils and minerals with anti-aging as well as wound healing, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antimicrobial 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 pl...
GC-MS ANALYSIS OF THE METHYLENE CHLORIDE AND n-BUTANOL FRACTIONS OF THE METHANOLIC EXTRACT OF ANTIGONON LEPTOPUS (HOOK & ARN.)
Antigonon leptopus Hook & Arn. (family Polygonaceae), also called: chain of love, Queen’s wreath and Mexican creeper is a fast-growing vine with stems reaching up to 20 feet long. It has heart-shaped, green leaves climbing by tendrils which wrap around many types of supports. It is native to Mexico and commonly found in tropical Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas. It possesses ant...
IDENTIFICATION OF ENDEMIC CURCUMA ALBIFLORA THW. FROM CURCUMA SPECIES GROWN IN SRI LANKA BY DNA BARCODING METHOD
Curcuma is an important genus in traditional medicine. Five plants are reported in Sri Lanka; C. albiflora, C. aromatica, C. longa, C. zedoaria, and C. oligantha. Since the phylogenetic analysis of gene sequences and combining with complete genomic sequences helps to identify the genetic basis of plants, the current study was conducted. Standard CTAB method with little modifications was used for t...
DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF POLYHERBAL DERMAL FORMULATION
The plants are used to treat skin infection as well as cuts, burn, dermatophytes and infectious disease are common in traditional medicine. The development of new polyherbal dermal formulation treat against resistant pathogens is increasing interest. Therefore, the aqueous, methanolic extracts from different parts of four medicinal plants used locally in folk medicine were evaluated for wound heal...
PHARMACOGNOSTIC STUDY OF ERANTHEMUM NIGRUM ROOT
Objective: To analyze the pharmacognostic characteristics and physiochemical parameters of the root of Eranthemum nigrum (E. nigrum). Methods: Microscopic characters and powder analysis had been carried out with the help of a microscope. The physiochemical properties such as loss on drying, total ash value, acid insoluble ash value, water-soluble ash value, extractive values and fluorescence of E....
PHYTOPHARMACOGNOSTICAL INVESTIGATION OF SAMASARKARA CHURNA
Introduction: Samasarkara churna is the Ayurvedic medication preferred treatment of dyspepsia, loss of appetite and piles, formulated by mixing powder of cardamoms, long piper, black piper, flowers of Mesua ferrea, cinnamon and Sugar. Method: With the help of reported composition and standard procedure, formulated Samasarkara churna was compared with the market formulation. Efforts have been made ...
EVALUATION OF LAXATIVE ACTIVITY OF VARIOUS FRUIT EXTRACTS OF ANETHUM GRAVEOLENS L.
Anethum graveolens an important medicinal plant and one of the most widely cultivated species of the family (Umbelliferae). It is highly valued from time immemorial because of its vast medicinal properties. The present work deals with the investigation of the laxative activity of various extracts of Anethum graveolens fruits. The laxative effect was checked in using Wister strain Albino rats. All ...