In the few decades, there has been exponentially growth in the field of herbal medicines. Most of the traditional system of medicine is effective but they lack standardization. So there is a need to develop a standardization technique. Standardization of herbal formulation is essential in order to assess the quality, purity, safety and efficacy of the drug based on their concentration of their pri...
Field pea is the third most important grain legume globally after beans and chickpea. The present study was conducted during the period 2012-2014 at the Institute of Forage crops, Bulgaria, with five pea genotypes. The conducted analyses revealed that the genetic correlations for most of the traits in field pea have higher coefficients than the phenotypic correlations. The strongest positive pheno...
SPERMICIDAL ACTIVITY OF ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM AND CUMINUM CYMINUM SEED EXTRACTS AND ASSESSMENT OF SPERM FUNCTION IN ALBINO RATS
The spermicidal activity of Elettaria cardamomum and Cuminum cyminum seed extracts have been studied to evaluate the effective concentration to immobilize and kill 100% of sperm within 20 s, and the sperm function of rat is studied to find the effect on sperm membrane integrity. Sander and Cramer's test was used to study the spermicidal activity of Elettaria cardamomum and Cuminum cyminum. Sperm v...
The hypolipidemic activity of Aloe vera (Family: Liliaceae) extract has been studied in two models of hyperlipidemia in rats. In an acute model, hyperlipidemia was induced by injecting a single dose of triton WR-1339 (400mg/kg, b.w.) intraperitoneally in rats. Feeding with Aloe vera extract at the dose of 500 mg/ kg, b.w. exerted a significant lipid-lowering effect as assessed by the reversal of p...
PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY OF LIPPIA GENUS WITH A STATEMENT ON CHEMOTAXONOMY AND ESSENTIAL OIL CHEMOTYPES
Lippia is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Verbenaceae family. It contains about 220 species with diverse ethnopharmacological applications. Myriad of biologically active phytoconstituents abound in Lippia. The essential oil chemotypes found in Lippia species included myrcenone rich-type, carvone rich-type, piperitenone rich-type, ipsenone rich-type, linalool rich-type, citral rich-typ...
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble antioxidant vitamin having important nutritional and health benefits. Adequate consumption of fruits, vegetables and their juices with high vitamin C content and antioxidant capacity result in improved health, reduced risk of chronic diseases, optimal nutrition and general well-being. Thus, it is essential that vitamin C content in food it...
HERBS AND HERBAL TEAS WITH ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES COMPARABLE TO OR SUPERIOR THAN THOSE OF CAMELLIA SINENSIS
The antioxidant properties of 20 herbs and 28 herbal teas were analyzed in comparison with those of Camellia sinensis based on total phenolic content (TPC), free radical scavenging (FRS) activity, ferric reducing power (FRP) and ferrous ion chelating (FIC) ability. The main objective was to find out if there are herbs and herbal teas with antioxidant properties comparable to or superior to those o...
The Kasni, Cichorium intybus of family Asteraceae Class Magnoliopsida, which is also known as Chicory, is well known traditional herb included in many systems of medicine like Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha system of medicine. The genus Cichorium has six species with majorly distributed in Europe and Asia. It is cultivated in countries such as the UK, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Germany, South Afric...
In a few decades, there has been exponential growing in the field of herbal medicines. Most of the traditional system of medicine is effective, but they lack standardization. So, there is a need to develop a standardization technique. Standardization of herbal formulation is essential to assess the quality, purity, safety, and efficacy of the drug based on the concentration of their principles. Th...
Homalium letestui Pellegr (Flacourtiaceae) used traditionally by the Ibibios of Southern Nigeria to treat stomach ulcer, malaria and other inflammatory diseases were evaluated for antiulcer activities of the stem extract and its fractions. The effects of ethanol stem extract of H. letestui (200-600 mg/kg) and fractions (Aqueous and dichloromethane, 400 mg/kg) on experimentally induced ulcer were s...