Volume 8 (2021) - Issue 5, May
MENTHA – A REVIEW
Mentha (also known as mint, isa genus of plants in the family Labiatae /Lamiaceae). The genus Mentha L. is distributed all over the world and can be found in many environments. Mint is a popular and well-known herb growing all over the world and includes many varieties and hybrids. Mentha species, one of the world’s oldest and most popular herbs, are widely used in cooking, cosmetics, and alte...
A REVIEW ON MODERN EXTRACTION TECHNIQUES OF HERBAL PLANTS
Plants are naturally gifted for the synthesis of medicinal compounds & extraction is the first crucial step in the preparation of plant formulations. The extraction and characterization of active compounds from medicinal plants have resulted in the discovery of new drugs with high therapeutic value. The new recent extraction techniques with shortened extraction time, reduced solvent consumptio...
EVALUATION OF ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY AND BIOACTIVE PHYTOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF MANGO (MANGIFERA INDICA) STEM-BARK EXTRACTS
The spread of infectious diseases in the world is a major challenge for health institutions and pharmaceutical industries. The current trends of multi-drug resistance to the available synthetic drugs or antibiotics among emerging and re-emerging bacterial pathogens lead to serious risks. It is therefore necessary to search for new antimicrobial agents that are better, cheaper and without side effe...
PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND IN-VIVO SCREENING OF PSEUDODRYNARIA CORONANS (WALL. EX. METT.) CHING ON ITS ANALGESIC AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES
The methanolic rhizome extract of Pseudodrynaria coronans (MEPC) was assessed for its preliminary phytochemical constituents, anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activity. Acute toxicity of the extracts was tested following the OECD – 425 guidelines and after giving MEPC at the dose of 2000 mg/kgb.w indicating that the LD50 is higher than the given dose. Two doses 200 and 400 mg/kg bw. were s...
INVESTIGATION OF THE PHARMACOGNOSY AS WELL AS THE ANTIOXIDANT, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY POTENTIAL OF THE KATHA POWDER
Objective: To investigate the Pharmacognosy as well as the Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory potential of the Katha powder. Methods: The Coarsely dried chips of Acacia catechu heartwood were treated with 10% hydro-alcoholic solution to obtain Katha as the final product. The powdered Katha was standardized via pharmacognostic parameters. This Kathapower is showing good solubility in hot water, having ...
IN-VITRO FREE RADICAL SCAVENGING AND HYPOGLYCEMIC EVALUATION OF FRUIT EXTRACT AND SOLVENT FRACTIONS OF ZIZIPHUS OENOPLIA MILL (RHAMNACEAE)
Objective: Stem Bark, Root, and fruit of Ziziphus oenoplia (Rhamnaceae) has been used in traditional health systems to treat diabetes and many more disorders in southern Asia as India, Sri Lanka, and Burma. However, the anti-oxidant and hypoglycemic potential of the fruit of this valuable plant is not scientiﬁcally validated till date. The aim of the present study is to evaluate in vitro free ra...