Moringa oleifera Lam. is the most imperative and legendary species of family Moringaceae. It is called as Soanjna in the local language (Punjabi). It has noteworthy medicinal and nutritional significance for both humans as well as for animals. Traditionally it is recommended to treat many ailments and to contest malnutrition mostly in tropics. It has scores of pharmacological activities such as an...
Diabetes mellitus is characterized by elevated plasma glucose concentrations resulting from insufficient insulin. A comprehensive herbal drug therapeutic regimen offers time tested safe and effective support to conventional therapy in the management of diabetes. This is a combination with adequate dietary management, and physical activity would provide an integrated approach to the management of t...
THE EFFECT OF CHLOROFORM EXTRACT OF GERMAN CHAMOMILE (MATRICARIA RECUTITA) ON ESCHERICHIA COLI INFECTED MICE
Emergence of new strains of Escherichia coli with the ability of resistance to a wide range of antibiotics necessitates the efforts to search alternatives for better treatments to deal with these infections. Chamomile is one of the most widely used herbs in the world. In this study, we investigated the potential therapeutic effects of chamomile chloroform extract on E. coli intraperitoneal (IP) in...
Extensive studies have been carried out in the last decade to assess the pharmaceutical potential and screening of the phytochemical constituent, psoralen. This component is found in many plants species and has gained attention nowadays because of its antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and anti-inﬂammatory properties. Psoralen is an active component of Babchi oil found in Psoralea corylifolia...
Introduction: The phytochemicals in medicinal plants are defined as bioactive non-nutrient plant compounds in fruits, vegetables, and grains that have been linked to reducing the risk of major chronic diseases. The medicinal plant is promising to have such have effective medicinal property due to the presence of phytochemical compounds like alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids, and phenolic compounds. T...
HEPATOPROTECTIVE ACTIVITY OF ETHANOLIC EXTRACT FROM THE STEM BARK OF SYNEDRELLA NODIFLORA ON CARBON TETRACHLORIDE INDUCED HEPATOTOXICITY IN SWISS ALBINO RATS
The ethanol extracts of stem bark of Synedrella nodiflora belonging to the family of Asteraceae was studied for hepatoprotective activity against Swiss Albino Rats with liver damage induced by carbon tetrachloride (CCl4). It was found that the ethanol extract of Synedrella nodiflora at a dose of 250 mg/kg body weight exhibited significant protective effect by lowering the serum level of alanine am...
Kidney stone is one of the most prevalent disease worldwide calcium oxalate has been shown to be the main components of the majority of stones formed in the urinary system of patients with urolithiasis. The main objective is to study the inhibition effect of coleus Aromaticu benth. On the calcium oxalate crystal. The antilithiatic activity of Coleus Aromaticus was investigated on nucleation growth...
Strobilanthes sessilis Nees is a small perennial shrub, found on Kas plateau of the Western Ghats in India. Its standardized Marathi name is Mal Karvy. This shrub belongs to the genus Strobilanthes which was first scientifically described by Nees in the 19th century. Scientific information on its Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry is very scant. Hence, the current study describes some Pharmacognostical...
PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSES, ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITIES OF ACMELLA OLERACEA, A VARIETY GROWN IN MIZORAM
Acmella oleracea (L.) R.K. Jansen (family Asteraceae) is an interesting plant because of its wide range of medicinal and culinary uses. It has been traditionally used in the treatments of anemia, body ache, cancer, gastric ulcer and infections, gingivitis, gout, inflammations, laceration, malaria, stammering, and worm infection (helminthiasis). Different extracts of the plants were prepared, and t...
Objective: To study detailed pharmacognostic characters of the stem of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis (Oleaceae), along with their physicochemical parameters, fluorescence analysis, and phytochemical screening. Methods: The pharmacognostic characters were determined in terms of macroscopy, microscopy, powder microscopy, physicochemical analysis, fluorescence analysis and preliminary phytochemical invest...