LC/MS IDENTIFICATION OF PHYTOCONSTITUENTS OF THE METHANOLIC EXTRACT OF THE AERIAL PARTS OF ANTIGONON LEPTOPUS (HOOK & ARN)
Antigonon leptopus Hook & Arn (family Polygonaceae), also called: Chain of love, Queen’sWreath, and Mexican creeper is a fast-growing vine with stems reaching up to 20 feet long. It has heart-shaped, green leaves climbing by tendrils which wrap around many types of supports. It is native to Mexico and commonly found in tropical Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas. It possesses anti...
Herbal formulation is a dosage form consisting of one or more herbs or processed herbs(s) in specified quantities to provide specific nutritional, cosmetic benefits, and/or other benefits meant for use to diagnose treat, mitigate disease of human beings or animals and / or to alter the structure or physiology of human beings or animals. The world health organization (WHO) estimates that 80% of the...
Ulcers are a breach in the mucosa of the alimentary tract that extends through the muscularis mucosae into the submucosa or deeper. They can occur in any portion of the gastrointestinal tract exposed to the excessive amount of acid-peptic juices. Prevalence of peptic ulcer is approximately 11% to 14% for men and 8% to 11% for women during the age of 30 to 50 years. The occurrence of peptic ulcer i...
Tinospora cordifolia (T. col.), a plant which has great significance in the Ayurvedic system of medicine, has been tested according to modern medical techniques for numerous therapeutic effects like immunomodulation, reducing tumor cells, purification of blood, reducing fatty lipids from body, reduction of glucose and increasing glucose tolerance in case of diabetes and increasing body weight. T. ...
Oxidative stress is incriminated in many human diseases such as cancer, diabetes, ischemia, rheumatoid arthritis, neurodegenerative diseases, etc. The extracts from plants could be used to discovering the new antioxidant product. In the aim to evaluate the antioxidant activity of fractions of Uvaria comperei stem extract, the fractions of the stem extract obtained by vacuum chromatography from Uva...
ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGAL DIVERSITY AND ROOT COLONIZATION OF SOME MEDICINAL PLANTS RHIZOSPHERE SOIL OF VRIDDHACHALAM, TAMIL NADU.
The present study was to analyze the occurrence of mycorrhizal diversity in 20 medicinal plants of Vriddhachalam, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu and to explore for structures correlated to the possible functional position of the symbiosis. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal colonization ranged from 24-81%. The highest infection was found in Justicia gendarussa and lowest in Naregamia alata. AM fungal s...
The Hulbah, Trigonella foenum-graecum of family Legumenasea which is commonly known as methi, in the traditional system of medicine including Unani Medicine. Hulba is an annual herb, 1-2 fit long contains the seed in long, narrow sickle shape pods called Tukhme Hulbah. Hulbah leaves are yellowish green, petiolate, usually 2-5 cm long called Burge Hulbah. The Hulbah contains alkaloids, e.g., trimet...
The present study was aimed to find out the antimicrobial potential of acetone extract of Acacia concinna leaf against five different bacterial strains at 100 and 200mg/ml concentrations. The disc diffusion assay was performed to access the antimicrobial potential of the extract. The agar plate containing a bacterial culture was divided into 4 zones, and each zone was independently impregnated wit...
Natural products and herbal remedies used in traditional folklore medicine have been the source of many medically beneficial drugs because they elicit fewer side effects, relatively cheap, affordable and claimed to be effective. However, in order to make these remedies acceptable to modern medicine, there is a need to scientifically evaluate them to identify the active principles and to understand...
COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ESSENTIAL OILS OF OCIMUM BASILICUM AND CYMBOPOGON MARTINII ADDRESSING ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY
The present study was designed to judge the in vitro antibacterial activity and comparison of Ocimum basilicum and Cymbopogon martinii. From the folklore claim and ethnobotanical review, the plant Ocimum basilicum and Cymbopogon martinii leaves have been found to contain terpenes and terpenoids i.e. essential oil, and the plants are used in indigenous system of medicine for the treatment of bacter...