ORAL ADMINISTRATION OF AN ALCOHOLIC EXTRACT OF CARDARIA DRABA PREVENTED SCOPOLAMINE-, ZINC CHLORIDE – AND SODIUM METAVANADATE – INDUCED AVOIDANCE MEMORY RETENTION IMPAIRMENTS IN STEP-THROUGH PASSIVE AVOIDANCE TASK IN MICE
Cardaria draba commonly known as whitetop or hoary cress is a perennial herb that is native to Eastern Europe and eastern Asia, including Iran. In this study, the effects of alcoholic extract of Cardaria draba (25, 50 and 100 mg/kg) via oral gavage for 2 weeks alone and on scopolamine (1 mg /kg/d, 4 days, i.p.) - zinc chloride (75 mg/kg/d, 2 weeks oral gavage) - and sodium metavanadate (22.5 mg/kg...
PHARMACOGNOSTIC ANALYSIS AND PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF THE MEDICINAL PLANT CANTHIUM PARVIFLORUM LAM.
The crude extract from the leaf of Canthium parviflorum Lam. in different solvents were subjected to physicochemical, fluorescence analysis, phytochemical and antimicrobial study. The microscopic analysis revealed that in C. parviflorum there is the presence of starch grains. The ash value was 5.81% in C. parviflorum. The fluorescent analysis at 366 nm of C. parviflorum powder extracted with alcoh...
BIOSYNTHESIS AND STRUCTURAL CHARACTERIZATION OF SILVER AND GOLD NANOPARTICLES USING AQUEOUS STEM EXTRACT OF ALHAGI MAURORUM
Green synthesis is a cheaper, clean, nontoxic route for the synthesis of large scale nanoparticles without the use of high energy, pressure, temperature, and toxic chemicals. With the help of microbial enzyme and plant extract nanoparticles are easily synthesized by utilizing their antioxidant and reducing properties. In the present study, biosynthesis of silver and gold nanoparticles by utilizing...
Gymnema sylvestre R. Br is a valuable herb extensively used in the ayurvedic and indigenous medicinal system, belonging to the family Asclepiadaceae. It has the property of abolishing the taste of sugar and hence given name gurmar (sugar destroying). This plant has also found application in pharmaceuticals; the whole plant is rich in secondary metabolites, which impart medicinal uses to the plant....
JORDANIAN MEDICINAL PLANTS AS AN ALTERNATIVE SOURCE FOR NEW ANTIMICROBIALS AGAINST MULTI DRUG RESISTANT: REVIEW
Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today. Medicinal plants have historically proven their value as a source of molecules with therapeutic potential. The interest in natural product-based drug discovery has revitalized in recent years because synthetic compound libraries and high throughput screening for discovery of new drug leads d...
DEVELOPMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION OF SOYA PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE COMPLEX OF COUMESTANS FROM ECLIPTA ALBA FOR THE EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF HEPATOTOXICITY
It is known that Eclipta alba Hassk. (Family: Compositae) contains coumestans (Wedelolactone and dimethyl wedelolactone) are used in liver disorders. The objective of the present investigation was to develop a novel formulation of these coumestans in combination with the soya phosphatidylcholine (PC), to overcome the limitation of absorption and to investigate the protective effect of the coumesta...
Cannabis is one of Morocco’s top industries, and Morocco is one of the world’s top Cannabis providers, however, the growth, the development, deal, and utilization of Cannabis is especially unlawful under the present legislation. Morocco has one of the most stringent law enforcement systems, but it has not legalized, there are 3 possibilities. The first is a continuation of the present ambiguit...
Salacia chinensisis, commonly known as Saptarangi in the Hindi family of Hippocrateaceae, it is a woody climbing shrub found in Africa, Vietnam, and Thailand. A large number of biologically active compounds like salacinol, kotalanol, neokotalanol, neosalacinol, salasol, and mangiferin are isolated from S. chinensis. Traditionally, the plant is used in the treatment of diabetes, but there are few s...
Cocoa and chocolate can also be rich sources of flavonoids. Flavanols isolated from cocoa exhibit strong antioxidant properties in-vitro. Flavanol-rich cocoa and chocolate increased plasma antioxidant capacity and reduced platelet reactivity. Flavonoids are phenolic substances isolated from a wide range of vascular plants, almost over 8000 individual compounds known. They act in plants as antioxid...
In the present study, an indigenous herbal formulation containing the ethanolic extracts of rhizomes of Curcuma longa, fruits of Terminalia chebula, leaves of Azadirachta indica, leaves of Lawsonia inermis and leaves of Achyranthus asperus were prepared and studied for its wound healing activity in an ointment base by using in in-vivo excision wound model in albino wistar rats. The ointment was pr...