BIOACTIVE COMPOUND IDENTIFICATION, PHYTOCHEMICAL ESTIMATION, IN-VITRO ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF PUPALIA LAPPACEA
Pupalia lappacea Juss belongs to the family Amaranthaceae useful in the bone fracture treatment, antimalarial, pyrexia, wounds, cough, toothache and boils. The present investigation was aimed to identify the phytocompounds by GC-MS, investigate phytochemically and to screen anti-inflammatory and antioxidant property by in-vitro methods. Bioactive compounds were identified using GC- MS; functional ...
ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGAL DIVERSITY AND ROOT COLONIZATION OF SOME MEDICINAL PLANTS RHIZOSPHERE SOIL OF VRIDDHACHALAM, TAMIL NADU.
The present study was to analyze the occurrence of mycorrhizal diversity in 20 medicinal plants of Vriddhachalam, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu and to explore for structures correlated to the possible functional position of the symbiosis. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal colonization ranged from 24-81%. The highest infection was found in Justicia gendarussa and lowest in Naregamia alata. AM fungal s...
ANTI CANCER PROPERTIES OF PLANTS PRESENT IN WEST GODAVARI DISTRICT OF ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA- A MINI REVIEW
Cancer is a fatal disease characterized by the abnormal growth of cells. Various factors cause cancer. Synthetic modern medicines have high toxic effects on other systems of the body such as renal system, circulatory system, etc. To reduce those toxic effects the scientific world is trying to find inhibitors from the herbal sources. Always the plants proved to be effective and efficient in curing ...
MAHUA OIL CONTAINING SUPPOSITORY BASE EXHIBITED HIGHER DRUG RELEASE AS COMPARED TO COCOA BUTTER BASE
The present research aimed at scrutinizing the role of Mahua Oil (MO) as a suppository base which can enhance the release of drug in the site of administration. Three formulations were designed with erythromycin as the drug utilizing; F1 (MO and Beeswax in the ratio of 3:1), F2 (MO and PEG 6000 in the ratio of 1:1), and F3 (cocoa butter - 100%) as the base material. The suppositories were prepared...
The Hulbah, Trigonella foenum-graecum of family Legumenasea which is commonly known as methi, in the traditional system of medicine including Unani Medicine. Hulba is an annual herb, 1-2 fit long contains the seed in long, narrow sickle shape pods called Tukhme Hulbah. Hulbah leaves are yellowish green, petiolate, usually 2-5 cm long called Burge Hulbah. The Hulbah contains alkaloids, e.g., trimet...
Herbal drugs play an important role in the health care programme especially in developing countries. Ancient Indian literature incorporates a remarkably broad definition of medicinal plants and considers “all” plant parts to be potential sources of medicinal substances. C. paniculatus is one of the Indian medicinal plants having a remarkable reputation as a factor of health care among the indi...
Unprecedented growth in popularity of complementary medicines raised concerns about their quality and safety. So, there is a need to develop methods for their sensitive, specific and accurate analysis. Authenticity and similarity of medicinal nutrients and strict procedures of material handling are significant features to maintain the quality of herbal preparations. Genome-based methods to authent...
Baccaurea ramiflora, which is commonly known as Burmese grape, is a commonly used medicinal plant in South Asian folk medicine. They are potent in treating dermatological disorders and constipation. The study aims to investigate the possible biological activities of B. ramiflora by determination of antioxidant activities of total ethanolic extracts through the free radical scavenging activity over...
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...
HEPATOPROTECTIVE ACTIVITY OF UVARIA NARUM IN PARACETAMOL-INDUCED HEPATIC DAMAGE IN RATS: A BIOCHEMICAL AND HISTOPATHOLOGICAL EVALUATION
Uvaria narum Wall (Annonaceae) is described as a hepatoprotective in Ayurveda, the Indian system of medicine. However, there are no scientific reports in the modern literature regarding its usefulness as a hepatoprotective agent. The present study was carried out to evaluate the hepatoprotective activity of alcoholic (UNAL) and aqueous (UNAQ) extracts of leaves of Uvaria narum Wall in paracetamol-...