Volume 6 (2019) - Issue 1, January
PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE OF POLYGONUM VISCOSUM: A REVIEW
Polygonum viscosum, belonging to the family Polygonaceae, is an annual herb which is highly distributed in Bangladesh, China, Nepal, Japan, and India. Like any other plant of the genus Polygonum, P. viscosum is significant from both phytochemical and pharmacological properties. Findings regarding the use of this plant in pain, fever, tumor, infection, inflammation, blood clots and so forth mark it...
DEVELOPMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION OF SOYA PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE COMPLEX OF COUMESTANS FROM ECLIPTA ALBA FOR THE EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF HEPATOTOXICITY
It is known that Eclipta alba Hassk. (Family: Compositae) contains coumestans (Wedelolactone and dimethyl wedelolactone) are used in liver disorders. The objective of the present investigation was to develop a novel formulation of these coumestans in combination with the soya phosphatidylcholine (PC), to overcome the limitation of absorption and to investigate the protective effect of the coumesta...
EVALUATION OF ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF THE STEM BARK OF MAESOBOTRYA DUSENII (PAX) HUTCHINSON (EUPHORBIACEAE)
Introduction: Infection due to antimicrobial resistance is currently one of the major threats to mankind. This study investigates the antimicrobial activity of the various extracts of the stem bark of Maesobotrya dusenii (Pax) Hutchinson (Euphorbiaceae). Methods: Pulverized 100 g of stem bark of M. dusenii extracted with methanol. Another 400 g of the plant material was also successively macerated...
THE STUDY OF POLYPHENOLIC COMPOUNDS PROFILE AND ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF VITIS VINIFERA L. LEAVES FROM WESTERN REGIONS OF ALGERIA
Polyphenols are secondary metabolites found in all vascular plants. Red grapes are one of these plants rich in these substances. The main objective of this study was to trace the polyphenolic compounds profile of red grape leaves from various Western regions of Algeria and to study their antioxidant activity. A spectrophotometric assay of the main phenolic groups and a chromatographic assay by HPL...
IN-VITRO ANTHELMINTIC ACTIVITY OF MACERATED ETHANOLIC EXTRACTS OF ROOTS OF HOLESTEMMA ADA KODIEN
Holostemma ada kodien is one of the potential indigenous medicinal plants belonging to the family Asclepiadaceae distributed through the south Indian region. Traditionally, it is used for a laxative, ulcer treatment, blood purifier, itching, leucoderma, gonorrhea. The most important medicinal uses of the plant are Antipyretic, antioxidant, anti-diabetics, hepatoprotective. The objective of this st...
ANTIEPILEPTIC ACTIVITY OF ETHANOLIC EXTRACT OF RHODODENDRON ARBOREUM LEAVES IN MICE
Considering the prevalence of epilepsy and the problems associated with currently available antiepileptic drugs like side effects, resistance, safety issues and high cost, herbal medicines with fewer complications could be very appropriate alternative. Therefore, in the present study, we have examined the antiepileptic properties of ethanolic extract of Rhododendron arboreum leaves in mice using m...