COSMETIC EVALUATION OF SOME IRANIAN COMMERCIAL NORMAL HAIR SHAMPOOS AND COMPARISION WITH NEW DEVELOPED FORMULATION
Four commercial normal hair shampoos produced by four famous Iranian companies were chosen for evaluating their characteristics based on scientifically measurable properties and were compared with our new developed formulation. Selection of the evaluation parameters of shampoo is a challenging test, because of the multitude of both subjective and instrumental test methodologies available for this ...
Many herbal remedies have been employed in various medical systems for the treatment and management of different diseases. The plant Lagenaria siceraria, a plant belonging to the family Cucurbitaceae, has been used in the different system of traditional medication for the treatment of diseases and ailments of human beings. The n-hexane extract of Lagenaria siceraria was screened for antimicrobial ...
Sexually transmitted diseases are serious problem concerned with health, social and economic challenges in the world, especially in Africa. Rural patients are more dependent on folk medicinal healers for treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Rural people depend on traditional medicinal plants because of lack of access to modern medical facilities and hesitancy to relate this form of illnesse...
As we are well aware that the production of metallic nanoparticles by the physical and chemical method has numerous drawbacks along with the use of toxic chemicals, high energy expenditure and non- biodegradable products. Hence, researchers are showing great interest in the biological synthesis of nanoparticles. The biological method provides clean, bio-degradable, non-toxic and eco-friendly metho...
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ACTIVITY OF ESSENTIAL OILS FROM THE LEAVES OF OCIMUM BASILICUM L. AND OCIMUM GRATISSIMUM L. (LAMIACEAE)
Ocimum basilicum L. and Ocimum gratissimum L. (Lamiaceae) are widely distributed aromatic herbs used in ethnomedicinal management of a range of inflammatory disorders. In the present work, we evaluated the topical anti-inflammatory effects of the volatile constituents extracted from the fresh leaves of these plant species. Fresh leaves of the plants were subjected to hydro distillation to obtain t...
The Characean alga, Chara zeylanica was experimentally exposed to Cadmium ion concentrations ranging from 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10 ppb for 7 days. The ultrastructural studies and TEM X-ray microanalysis were performed on the alga exposed to 10 ppb cadmium ion concentration after 7 days of the treatment period. A fine structural examination of the cells revealed that in Cd-treated cells, the cell wall sho...
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a serious metabolic disease which has several complications including diabetic nephropathy, coronary heart disease, and hypertension. It has been estimated that by the year 2010, the prevalence of DM worldwide will reach approximately 240 million. Despite considerable progress in the management of diabetes mellitus by synthetic drugs, the search for indigenous and diabeti...
ANALGESIC ACTIVITY OF CINNAMALDEHYDE PER SE AND IT’S INTERACTION WITH DICLOFENAC SODIUM AND PENTAZOCINE IN SWISS ALBINO MICE.
Cinnamon is one of the best-known spices used as herbal medicine. Cinnamaldehyde is the most important constituents of cinnamon. The present study was aimed to evaluate the analgesic activity of Cinnamaldehyde per se and its interaction with diclofenac sodium and pentazocine in Swiss albino mice. Healthy mice of either sex weighing 20-30 grams were divided into 6 groups of 6 animals each. Peripher...
The objective of this research is to evaluate the preliminary phytochemical analysis and antibacterial activity from the medicinal plant of Hugonia mystax of Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu. The leaves of plant Hugonia mystax was subjected to Soxhlet extraction process by using solvent ethanol. Preliminary phytochemical analysis of ethanol extract of Hugonia mystax leaves showed the presence of carb...
Aim of the present study is to analyze Mūcāmparap paṛṛu, a poly herbomineral Siddha formulation for physicochemical parameters, TLC photo documentation, and HPTLC fingerprint profile studies. The physicochemical parameters such as ash contents, solubility in water and ethanol, pH, loss on drying and successive extraction with hexane, chloroform, and ethanol were carried out. Hexane, chlorofo...