This study evaluated the scientific basis for the traditional use of Aegiceras corniculatum (Myrsinaceae) stem extract as an anthelmintic agent. The study design was an investigation of the traditional anthelmintic medicinal plant Aegiceras corniculatum using in-vitro anthelmintic properties of four extracts of the plant were evaluated using earthworms. The earthworm (Pheretima posthuma) resembles...
Stroke is the sudden blockage or rupture of cerebral arteries that can lead to cerebral damage or clinical neurologic deficit. Generally, stroke is as ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemia caused by factors such as thrombosis, embolism, and systemic hypoperfusion. Stroke is one of the most important factors of mortality and disability worldwide. After a stroke, an increase of free radicals has the mo...
Oral delivery of the drug is the preferable drug delivery due to the ease of administration, patient compliance, and flexibility in the formulations. In recent era, various technologies have been made in research and development of controlled release oral drug delivery system to overcome various physiological difficulties such as variation in gastric retention and emptying time. Conventional oral ...
In olden days, plants have been an ever dependent source of medicine. Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homeopathy have mentioned the use of plants in the treatment of various human diseases. Ficus benghalensis Linn. (Banyan tree) Moraceae is a plant that is widely distributed in India. The English name Banyan is given by the Britishers to this tree because under the tree Banias, i.e., the Hindu merchan...
Ocimum tenuiflorum Linn. commonly known as holy basil, tulsi is an aromatic perennial plant in the family Lamiaceae. It is native to the Indian subcontinent and cultivated plant throughout the Southeast Asian tropics, where the leaves, seeds ad stem of tulsi are used for valuable source of culinary and traditional medicinal uses. Indian material medica describes the use of the plants in a variety ...
ESTIMATION OF SCOPOLETIN CONTENT IN COMMERCIALLY EXTRACTED LEAVES OF MEDICINAL HERB ARTEMISIA ANNUA L. USING HPTLC
Plants have a long history as therapeutic tools in the treatment of human diseases and have been used as a source of medicines for ages. In search of new biologically active natural products, many plants and herbs used in traditional medicine are screened for natural products with pharmacological activity. Qinghao is a traditional Chinese medicine prepared from the aerial parts of Artemisia annua ...
PHARMACOGNOSTIC AND HPTLC CHARACTERIZATION OF KIRATATIKTA, SWERTIA CHIRAYITA (ROXB. EX FLEM.) KARSTEN
Background: Swertia chirayita (Roxb. ex Flem.) Karsten known as Kiratatikta in Ayurveda, the Indian indigenous health system, is used for various ailments like liver disorders, diabetes, fever, worm infestation, and others. Due to huge demand and non-availability, other Swertia species and other herbs are used as substitutes/adulterants for Swertia chirayita (Roxb. ex Flem.) Karsten. Hence, the pr...
Stem cell biology, many signals regulated stem cells and organ development. Wnt factors play a crucial role in stem cells development and induced signaling pathway in stem cells. Wnt signals classified as a canonical and non-canonical pathway. Wnt factors regulated both pathways for stem cells self-renewal, proliferation, and differentiation. Wnt canonical pathway induced by Wnt1, Wnt2, Wnt2b, Wnt...
CURRENT REVIEW ON BIOTECHNOLOGICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF SIMAROUBA GLAUCA-AN OIL YIELDING PLANT.
Simarouba glauca is one of the important herbal drugs used against dysentery and has a long history in herbal medicine in many countries. The bark and leaf extract of Simarouba is well known for its different types of pharmacological properties such as hemostatic, antihelminthic, antiparasitic, antidysenteric, antipyretic and anti-cancerous. The bark is used to cure fever, malaria, stomach and bow...
EVALUATION OF ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF ETHANOLIC EXTRACTS OF LENS CULINARIS, VIGNA UNGUICULATA, DOLICHOS BIFLORUS AND PHALASEOUS VULGARIS SEEDS
The present investigation has been carried out to determine the antioxidant activity of the ethanolic extracts obtained from plant seeds belonging to family Leguminosae i.e., Lens culinaris, Vigna unguiculata, Dolichos biflorus and Phalaseous. Phenolic compounds present in the extracts showed the antioxidant and antiradical properties when investigated using a ferrous ion chelating ability and red...