Volume 6 (2019) - Issue 9, September
REVIEW ON ANTI-MICROBIAL PROPERTIES OF MEDICINAL PLANTS IN ETHIOPIA
Infectious diseases are one of the major problems in the world. After the discovery of penicillin, many classes of the antimicrobial agent were introduced and most infectious diseases were brought under control. However, the increased use of these antimicrobial agents in clinical practice was soon followed by the emergence of antibiotic resistance. Because of multiple drug resistance and adverse e...
PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE OF CURCUMA AROMATICA SALISB: A REVIEW
Curcuma aromatica salisb, which belongs to the Zingiberaceae family, is a perennial herb. The rhizome of the plant consists of alkaloids, curcuminoids, flavonoids, tannins, and terpenoids which are reported to be the reasons for its various pharmacological properties. The extraction of compounds in different solvents shows that the plant contains neocurdione, curdione and germacrone as its major c...
PHARMACOGNOSTICAL STUDIES ON IMPATIENS MINOR (DC.) BENNET
Impatiens minor (DC.) Bennet (Balsaminaceae), a small, slender, erect herb, growing about 10 - 15 cm tall, with glassy stem, with oppositely arranged, elliptiac or ovate-lanceolate leaves and have distantly serrated margins is claimed to have many medicinal properties, but not scientifically proved properly. Systematic pharmacognostical evaluation of aerial parts of the plant has been carried out ...
EVALUATION OF METHANOLIC EXTRACT OF CLITORIA TERNATEA HEPATO-PROTECTIVE AND NEPHROPROTECTIVE ACTIVITY IN RATS
Objective: The aim of the study was to investigate the nephroprotective and hepatoprotective activity of methanolic extract of Clitoria ternatea in cisplatin and CCl4 induced in rats. Methods: Methanolic extract of aerial part of Clitoria ternatea plant was studied for its nephroprotective and hepatoprotective activity in animal experimental models. Nephrotoxicity was induced by cystone 16 mg/kg b...
IN-VITRO ANTI-OXIDANT STUDIES OF MACERATED ETHANOLIC AND AQUEOUS EXTRACT OF HYLOCEREUS UNDATUS FRUITS
Hylocereus undatusis an important medicinal plant belonging to the family Cactaceae and widely distributed in tropical forest areas. Fruits are used for anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, antipyretic, antidiabetic and hepato-protective activities of the plants are scientifically proved. The aim of the present study is to evaluate Hylocereus undatus pharmacologically for the anti-oxidant study. The stud...