Volume 8 (2021) - Issue 7, July
Hydroxycinnamic acids (HCA) and derivatives are well-known phenolic compounds ubiquitous in plants, showing relevant antioxidant properties as well as cytotoxicity toward several tumor cell lines. They can inhibit cell growth in a manner strongly dependent on their structural properties. Caffeic acid (CA) is one of the most widely distributed hydroxycinnamate and phenylpropanoid metabolites in pla...
The present era aims to use medicinal plants and their constituents to treat various diseases. The synthetic drugs available in the market are associated with various side effects and follow a tedious and time-consuming process to synthesize. Natural drugs are safe and possess a large therapeutic window, thus gaining interest in the present scenario. These natural drugs are lacking in terms of the...
ETHNO-BOTANICAL STUDY OF SELECTED PLANTS USE, PREPARATION AND APPLICATION BY PEOPLE OF OJU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF BENUE STATE, NIGERIA
A good number of medicinal and aromatic plants are used as complementary and alternative medicine in different regions of Nigeria. However, some of this valuable ethnobotanical knowledge has not been formally documented. Hence, the objective of this study was to document the ethnomedicinal plants, their preparations, and applications in managing a variety of ailments in the Oju local government ar...
The discovery of drugs for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) therapy that can also permeate the blood-brain barrier (BBB) is very difficult owing to its specificity and restrictive nature. The BBB disruption or drug administration directly into the brain is not an option due to toxic effects and low diffusion of the therapeutic molecule in the brain parenchyma. A promising approach for systemic drug deli...
A CONTEMPORARY LITERARY REVIEW OF PTEROSPERMUM ACERIFOLIUM (KANAK CHAMPA) WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO IT’S PHARMACOLOGICAL AND MEDICINAL ASPECTS
Pterospermum acerifolium belonging to Sterculiaceae family, commonly known as Bayur Tree, Dinner-plate tree is well distributed in India, particularly in the sub-Himalayan zone and outer Himalayan valleys. It is commonly known as Kanakchampa or Muchukunda. Different parts of the tree have been used to treat many diseases for thousands of years in traditional medicine. Mainly it is used for earache...
The demand for today’s chemistry is finding an efficient alternative to synthetic indicators. Acid-base titration was conducted using natural indicators in the present research work. The natural indicator is prepared from Jasminum sambac, the most commonly occurring plant. The ethanolic flower extract was used as a natural indicator. For acid-base titration, Hydrochloric acid (HCl) as strong aci...