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...
This study was aimed to investigate the analgesic activity of the different fractions of Typha elephantina Roxb. Analgesic activity was evaluated for peripheral pharmacological actions using the acetic acid-induced writhing test in Swiss albino mice. The result of preliminary phytochemical screening reveals that different fractions of Typha elephantina Roxb. contains alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins...
The aim of the present study is the phytochemical screening of gum of Curcuma amada (Mango ginger). Natural gums are economic, easily available and found useful as a tablet binder. The phytochemical properties of a gum obtained from the rhizomes of Curcuma amada were characterized by various test including a test for steroids, tannins, flavonoids, amino acids, carbohydrates, and glycosides. All of...
DETERMINATION OF FLURBIROFEN IN PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS BY FIRST- ORDER DERIVATIVE SPECTROPHOTOMETRY METHOD
Flurbiprofen is a new non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, one of the propionic acid groups, which has significant anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic properties. Clinically, it is used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, acute musculoskeletal disorders, low back pain, and allied conditions. In this study, the f...
Spirulina platensis is a blue-green alga that widely used as a food supplement over worldwide. Two models were used to study the effects of Spirulina platensis on nociception which was induced by acetic acid (Writhing test), formalin (Paw licking test). Spirulina platensis was administered in the dose range of 200 and 400 mg/kg orally 1 h before pain induction. Spirulina platensis contains β-caro...
ANALGESIC EFFECT OF CUPPING THERAPY IN OSTEOARTHRITIS ON TIMELINE: AN OPEN COMPARATIVE CLINICAL STUDY
Objective: To evaluate the analgesic effect of dry cupping therapy concerning time at a clinical setting and to compare its impact among cases of cervical, lumbar and knee osteoarthritis (OA). Method: A comparative open clinical trial was conducted. The patients were divided into three groups by the joint affected. Group A had patients suffering from cervical OA; group B was of patients suffering ...
Seven different Cyanobacterial species belonging to 4 genera were isolated from the alkaline Lake Lonar, situated in the Buldhana district of Maharashtra. The phycocyanin producing ability of all the isolates was screened. All the isolated alkaliphilic cyanobacteria showed more than 10 mgL-1 of phycocyanin. From the seven cultures tested, Synechocystis aquatilis showed the highest production of ...
Pharmacognostical parameters for the leaves including petiole of Kailaspati was studied with the aim of drawing the Pharmacognostical standards for this species. Macroscopical and microscopical characters of leaves and petiole, powder characteristics studies, fluorescence studies and thin layer chromatographic studies of the leaves powder included. The study also deals with the preliminary phytoch...
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...
ANATOMICAL AND THIN LAYER CHROMATOGRAPHIC IDENTIFICATION OF ROOT, ROOT-BARK AND LEAF OF PREMNA SERRATIFOLIA L.
Anatomical characters and thin layer chromatographic fingerprint of root, root-bark and leaf of Agnimanthaḥ (Premna serratifolia L.), an important drug used in Ayurvedic system of medicine has been studied in detail to identify the original drug from the substitutes/adulterants....