Volume 5 (2018) - Issue 5, May
PHARMACOGNOSTIC ACCOUNT AND PHYTOCHEMICAL STUDIES OF MORINGA OLEIFERA LINN.
Moringa oleifera, an important medicinal plant is one of the most widely cultivated species of the family Moringaceae. It is highly valued from time immemorial because of its vast medicinal properties. The present article provides all necessary information regarding its phytochemical investigations, morphological studies and medicinal properties like anaemia, anxiety, asthma, blackheads, blood imp...
MUSA PARADISIACA – A WONDER FRUIT
Over the past centuries phytochemical and phytopharmacological sciences established the compositions, biological activities and health-promoting benefits of numerous botanical products. Musa paradisiacal also known as Musa or banana in common terms are one of the world's most appealing fruits. Banana (Musa paradisiaca L., Musaceae) represents one of the most important fruit crops, with a global an...
IDENTIFICATION OF BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS OF ALCHEMILLA CAUCASICA USING GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY-MASS SPECTROMETRY
Alchemilla species (Rosaceae) are locally known as "aslanpençesi" in Turkey. Alchemilla plants (lady's mantle) are used in traditional medicine for different indications. In this study, the methanol extract of Alchemilla caucasica was analyzed using gas chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, while the mass spectra of the compounds found in the extract were matched with the National Institute of Standa...
PREPARATION AND EVALUATION OF IMMEDIATE RELEASE GLICLAZIDE TABLET USING SUPER DISINTEGRANTS
The present investigation was designed to prepare immediate release tablets of gliclazide with the ultimate aim of reducing the time needed to obtain the peak plasma concentration. Gliclazide immediate release tablets were prepared by using superdisintegrants namely- sodium starch glycolate and croscar-mellose sodium. The prepared tablets were evaluated for weight variation, hardness, friability, ...
PHYTOCHEMICAL AND ANTI-CONVULSANT STUDY OF NYCTANTHES ARBOR-TRISTIS EXTRACT
The drug is obtained from the dried fruit of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis of family Oleaceae. It is also called Coral Jasmine, Parijat, and Harsingar, etc. To confirm the veracity of the claim above, the anticonvulsant effect of the ethanolic extract has been evaluated. In this investigation, the rats were pretreated with different dose of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis ethanolic extract (100, 200 mg/kg) fo...
ANATOMICAL AND THIN LAYER CHROMATOGRAPHIC IDENTIFICATION OF ROOT, ROOT-BARK AND LEAF OF PREMNA SERRATIFOLIA L.
Anatomical characters and thin layer chromatographic fingerprint of root, root-bark and leaf of Agnimanthaḥ (Premna serratifolia L.), an important drug used in Ayurvedic system of medicine has been studied in detail to identify the original drug from the substitutes/adulterants....
MAHUA OIL CONTAINING SUPPOSITORY BASE EXHIBITED HIGHER DRUG RELEASE AS COMPARED TO COCOA BUTTER BASE
The present research aimed at scrutinizing the role of Mahua Oil (MO) as a suppository base which can enhance the release of drug in the site of administration. Three formulations were designed with erythromycin as the drug utilizing; F1 (MO and Beeswax in the ratio of 3:1), F2 (MO and PEG 6000 in the ratio of 1:1), and F3 (cocoa butter - 100%) as the base material. The suppositories were prepared...