Loganin is an iridoid glycoside, a key phytoconstituent in Strychnos plants having a crucial role in the biosynthesis of indole, monoterpene alkaloids and other natural products. It is a bitter iridoid glycoside with numerous activities like anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, glucose-lowering and anti-diabetic nephropathy activities. The objective of this study was to develop a simple method for iso...
PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF TWO MEDICINAL PLANTS -SOLANUM NIGRUM LINN. AND LEUCAS ASPERA (WILLD.) LINN.
The medicinal plants are useful for healing, as well as, for curing of human diseases because of the presence of phytochemical constituents. Phytochemicals are naturally occurring in the medicinal plants, leaves, vegetables, and roots that have defense mechanism and protect from various diseases. The leaves of Solanum are used to treat mouth ulcers that happen during winter periods in Tamil Nadu. ...
Aim: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of Commiphora mukul on psoriasis. Materials and Methods: Six female Balb/C mice per group of which, the first three groups served as untreated, disease controls and standard (0.1% dexamethasone) respectively. Animals of groups 4, 5 and 6 were applied 0.5, 1 and 2% of the C. mukul extract on both the ears, respectively. Dermatitis was indu...
EFFECT OF DESMOSTACHYA BIPINNATA EXTRACTS ON CASTOR OIL AND MAGNESIUM SULPHATE INDUCED DIARRHEA IN WISTAR RATS
Desmostachya bipinnata (L.) Stapf [Gramineae (Poaceae)] is used in Indian traditional medicines system for treatment of various diseases such as asthma, kidney stone, diarrhea, wound healing, etc. These traditional claims require authentication by performing animal testing. This study aims to confirm the antidiarrheal activity of D. bipinnata in Wistar rats. Underground parts of D. bipinnata was ...
This study was carried out to evaluate the thrombolytic and membrane stabilizing activities of Launaea sarmentosa plants. The crude methanolic extract of L. sarmentosa (whole plants) was investigated for in-vitro thrombolytic and membrane stabilizing activities at five different concentrations of 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 mg/ml respectively. In the case of thrombolytic study, it was dose-dependently incre...
ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIAL OF PUNICALAGIN IN AN IN-VITRO SYSTEM OF PRECISION CUT GOAT LIVER SLICES SUBJECTED TO OXIDATIVE STRESS
Oxidative stress has been implicated in various pathological diseases like neurodegenerative disorders, stroke, cancer, inflammation, atherosclerosis, etc., which upshots when the production of reactive oxygen species overwhelms the antioxidant defense mechanism. Nowadays, development of drugs with antioxidant potential gained utmost importance therapeutically to treat many pathological diseases. ...
COMPARATIVE PHYSICO CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF VYOSHADIVATI– AN AYURVEDIC POLYHERBAL FORMULATION W.S.R TO MARKET SAMPLES
The quality control assessment of herbal formulations is of great significance to justify their acceptability in the modern system of medicine though the drug may be therapeutically potent. Ayurvedic formulations prepared by several manufacturers are guaranteed to carry out the quality control test as per the standards mentioned in the Ayurvedic Formulary of India. Though the standards have been f...
Sulfated polysaccharides (SP) were extracted from Corallina officinalis marine red algae seaweed by using hydrothermal processes at 100 °C. The antioxidant activity of C. officinalis sulfated polysaccharide was determined using the (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl, DPPH) method, showing that this polysaccharide has a moderate effect in inhibiting the formation of those radicals. This study demonstr...
Thuja orientalis (Commonly- Morpankhi, Family- Cupressaceae) is an evergreen, monoecious trees or shrubs used in various forms of traditional medicines and homeopathy in various ways. In traditional practices, Thuja is used for the treatment of bronchial catarrh, enuresis, cystitis, psoriasis, uterine carcinomas, amenorrhea, and rheumatism. Recent researches in different parts of the world have sh...
PHYTOCHEMICAL AND ETHNO BOTANICAL STUDY OF MEDICINAL PLANTS USED TO TREAT ECTOPARASITES IN RUMINANT ANIMALS IN EASTERN TIGRAY, NORTHERN ETHIOPIA
The use of ethnobotany practices to treat and control ruminant livestock diseases is old practices in large part of the world. To investigate Traditional medicinal plants used to treat ectoparasites in ruminant animals’ Semi-structured interview, observation and field guided walks were used with ruminant livestock owner, local and traditional healers who had willing to share their indigenous kno...