HPTLC METHOD FOR QUANTIFICATION OF ELLAGIC ACID IN IN-VIVO AND IN-VITRO SAMPLES OF WOODFORDIA FRUTICOSA (LINN.) KURZ
Realising the immense medicinal values of secondary metabolites in drug formulations, the present study was conducted on an important sec metabolite i.e., ellagic acid (tannin) in in-vivo (leaf) and in-vitro callus tissues of Woodfordia fruticosa a much used medicinally important plant. The present method provided a quick and easy approach for the detection and quantitation of biomarker ellagic ac...
NEUROPROTECTIVE ACTIVITY OF ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM ON EXPERIMENTLLY INDUCED GLOBAL CEREBRAL ISCHEMIA/REPERFUSION INJURY IN MICE
Background: Ascophyllum nodosum has been used in oriental medicine to treat a variety of remedies, including some neurological disorders. Ascophyllum nodosum rich in phenolic antioxidant (rich in polyphenol) have been identified as major active component exhibiting antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects. The present study is to evaluate the neuroprotective effect of Ascophyllum...
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...
New series of N-(3-chloro-2-oxo-4-substituted-azetidine-1-yl) 2-methyl-1H-indole-3-carboxamide derivatives (VIa-d) were prepared and tested for their antibacterial and antifungal activity. The synthesis is based on the condensation of phenylhydrazine and ethyl acetoacetate in the presence of acetic acid to ethyl (2-methyl-1H- indol-3-yl)-2-oxoacetate (III) which on reaction with hydrazine hydrate ...
Standardization is the need of the hour in Ayurvedic system of medicine. The traditional systems of medicine are really effective but the problem with them is they lack in quality assurance. This enables us to recognise the quality of the formulation. The Central Council of Research in Ayurveda and Siddha has prescribed the preliminary guidelines for testing the quality of these formulations. It i...
APPLICATION OF MOLECULAR BEACON BASED BIOSENSOR AGAINST rs699 SNP IN HYPERTENSIVE AND NON- HYPERTENSIVE PUNJABI POPULATION
Molecular beacons have shown their topnotch potential in a variety of basic research, biomedical detection and clinical diagnosis. Their excellent selectivity, sensitivity, detection without separation have made them widely accepted tool for nucleic acid analysis. MBs present high-throughput screening of SNPs. The use of SNPs in the detection of genetic disorders is facilitated by the recent dis...
Before the advances in synthetic chemistry and discovery of antimicrobials in the 19th early to 21st centuries, plants provided the major source of medicines. Traditional knowledge is more and more an established resource for modern medical science. Ayurveda is the most ancient health care system and is practiced widely in India, Sri Lanka and other countries. This article reviews some of the past...
The inhibitory effect of Juniperus phoenicea leaves extracts on Xanthine Oxidase activity was evaluated spectrophotometrically at 290 nm. Extracts of Juniperus phoenicea showed a potent XO inhibitory activity. To isolate the active compounds, an in-vitro bio-guided fractionation was undertaken by preparative chromatographic techniques. Fractions 2, 3 and 6 of ethyl acetate extract demonstrated sub...
Digitalis purpurea commonly known as foxgloves belong to the genus Digitalis, which is a member of the family Plantaginaceae. Due to their effectivity in the treatment of heart insufficiency, cardenolides from Digitalis have been used extensively worldwide. Digitalis purpurea is the most important source of cardiac glycosides or cardenolides, volatile oil, fatty matter, starch, gum, and sugars. Th...
PHARMACOGNOSTICAL AND PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF THE ROOT TUBERS OF CURCULIGO ORCHIOIDES GAERTN.
India is well known as the emporium of medicinal plants harboring many plants of medicinal importance, of which Curculios orchioides is one that has been reported to possess medicinal importance for the treatment of various diseases traditionally as well as scientifically. An attempt was made herein to undertake a detailed pharmacognostical and preliminary phytochemical investigation of the root t...