Heterophragma quadriloculare (Roxb.) K. Schum. (HQ) belongs to Bignoneace family and known as Warras. Usage of HQ plant in diabetes has been claimed traditionally, but scientific documentation is not yet available. So, it was our interest to develop a scientific database for HQ leaves. HQ leaves were studied for its traditional claim of anti-diabetic activity by oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) ...
EVALUATION OF IN VITRO ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTI-PROLIFERATIVE EFFECT OF DEFATTED EXTRACT OF COCOS NUCIFERA KERNEL ON HUMAN BREAST CANCER CELL LINE
The present study was designed to evaluate the in vitro antioxidant effects and potential benefits of using coconut kernel extract in preventing the proliferation of human breast cancer cell line, MCF-7. Defatted extract from coconut kernel (CKf) was evaluated for its radical scavenging, prevention of human LDL oxidation, cytotoxic, apoptotic and nuclear effects on MCF-7 cells. Intracellular produ...
Ficus polita leaves have been used in traditional medicines to increase physical strength, work productivity and longevity, resistance to high altitude sickness, fatigue, depression, anemia, gastrointestinal ailments, infections, and nervous system disorders. The objective of this study was to evaluate the analgesic activity of hydromethanolic extract of F. polita leaves in rats using acetic acid-...
HPTLC STUDIES OF PHENOLIC ACID CONTENT IN UNRIPE AND RIPE VARIETIES OF MANGIFERA INDICA L. (ANACARDIACEAE)
Mango is the most popular fruit having excellent flavor, pleasant aroma, attractive color, and taste. It is a good source of vitamin A and C, TSS (total soluble solids) and minerals. It is also a medium source of carbohydrate. Their fruit has distinct physio-morphological characteristic features and composition variation. Phenolics are aromatic benzene ring compounds with one or more hydroxyl grou...
ANALYSIS OF FATTY ACID COMPOSITIONS OF APPRICOT KERNEL OILS FOR COSMETIC PURPOSE WITH GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY-MASS SPECTROMETRY METHOD
In this study, fatty acid compositions of apricot kernel oils for cosmetic purpose were analyzed. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of fatty acids in apricot kernel oils were made by using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). In this analysis, apricot kernel oils -which trademarked Karden, Organix and Biovitals- supplied from a herbalist were used. The oils were converted to the methy...
The plant Bauhinia varigata is a medium-sized tree found throughout India, ascending to an altitude 1350 m in the Himalayas. It is a species of flowering plant belonging to the family Fabaceae. Kanchnar, Mountain Ebony, Rakta Kanchnar are the common name of Bauhinia varigata. The various parts of the plant like flower buds, flowers, stem, stem bark, leaves, seeds, and roots are used in various ind...
INHIBITORY EFFECT OF SOLVENT EXTRACTS AND THEIR FRACTIONS OF MEMECYLON SPECIES ON RNASE AND PROTEASE ACTIVITY
Genus Memecylon belonging to the family Melastomataceae is a large shrub or a small tree native to Western Ghats of India. Memecylon species are reported to show various biological activities and are also used as medication in herpes virus infection. RNases and proteases are involved in the replication of herpes simplex virus (HSV). The present study was taken up to screen RNase and protease (tryp...
High blood pressure is well-established as a leading cause of stroke, ischemic heart disease, and cardiovascular disease. Globally cardiovascular disease accounts for approximately 17 million deaths a year, nearly one third of the total. A number of pharmaceutical agents are available for initial treatment of high BP. These include older molecules such as diuretics and beta-blocking agents, and ne...
Dandruff is a common disorder affecting the scalp. Malassezia furfur, the lipophilic dimorphic yeast-like fungus is the main causative agent of dandruff. In recent years plant-based products are widely used as the therapeutic weapon to cure human disorders. The plant Garcinia indica (Kokam) belonging to family Clusiaceae native to India is one of such plants which has shown many therapeutic uses. ...
IN-VIVO AND IN-VIRO MAST CELL STABLIZING ACTIVITY OF ETHYL ACETATE AND METHANOL EXTARCT OF TERMINALIA CHEBULA FRUITS: A THERAPEUTIC APPROACH FOR ASTHMA
The present investigation deals with the in-vivo and in-vitro mast cell stabilizing the activity of fruits of Terminalia chebula ethyl acetate and methanol extracts at 500 mg/kg body weight. In egg albumin induced degranulation studies, Kitotifen as a standard was found to inhibit degranulation to an extent of 80.12%, where as ethyl acetate and methanolic extracts inhibited degranulation to 58.98%...