There has been considerable interest in the development of novel compounds with anticonvulsant, antidepressant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti platelet, anti malarial, antimicrobial, antimycobacterial, antitumoral, vasodilator, antiviral and antis chistosomiasis activities. Hydrazones possessing an azometine -NHN=CH- proton constitute an important class of compounds for new drug development. T...
ANTIRHEUMATOID ACTIVITY OF AQUEOUS EXTRACT OF PIPER LONGUM ON FREUNDS ADJUVANT-INDUCED ARTHRITIS IN RATS
Aqueous extract of the fruits of the plant Piper longum was studied for their Anti rheumatoid activity in Freunds Adjuvant Induced Arthritis Rats with the dose of 200 and 400 mg/kg p. o. The administration of extract reported significant reduction in paw swelling on 4th, 8th, 14th and 21st day after sub-plenter administration of Complete Freunds adjuvant. The paw swelling was measured as a volume ...
Despite of tremendous advancement in drug delivery the oral route of drug administration is the most important method of administration of drug for systemic effect. The parenteral route is not routinely used for self administration of medication. It has been known for centuries that buccal and sublingual administration of drug solute is rapidly absorbed into the reticulated vein, which lies undern...
AUTHENTICATION METHODS FOR DRUGS USED IN AYURVEDA, SIDDHA AND UNANI SYSTEMS OF MEDICINE: AN OVERVIEW
Traditional systems of medicine in India include Ayurveda,Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani and Siddha. Among them Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani systems (ASU) use plants, minerals and animal products as main drugs to cure various ailments. There has been a boom in the usage of ASU drugs and export is appreciably high in the last two decades. ASU drugs may vary in composition and properties, unlike conventiona...
The plant Tephrosia purpurea L. is commonly known as Unhali. T. purpurea (Leguminosae) is a copiously branched perennial herb. Present work was undertaken to study antioxidant potential of the plant. Dried ethanol and aqueous extracts plant were screened for in-vitro antioxidant activity by DPPH assay and nitric oxide screening methods. Results showed that IC50 value of aqueous extract in DPPH ass...
Transdermal drug delivery system (TDS) is not practically for delivery of materials whose final target is skin itself. Application topical agents generally offer many problems such as rashes, skin irritancy and burning sensation etc due to higher percutaneous absorption of drugs on the skin. Some conventional dosage e.g., gels and ointments which are often aesthetically unappealing, greasiness and...
RP-HPLC METHOD FOR SIMULTATANEOUS DETERMINATION OF ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM, OLMESARTAN MEDOXOMIL, CANDESARTAN, HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE AND CHLORTHALIDONE – APPLICATION TO COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE DRUG PRODUCTS
A simple, precise and stability-indicating HPLC method was developed and validated for the simultaneous determination of anti-hypertensive drugs Atorvastatin Calcium, Olmesartan Medoxomil, Candesartan, diuretics Hydrochlorothiazide and Chlorthalidone. The separation was achieved on Cosmosil PAQ (Length 150 mm × Diameter 4.6 mm Particle size 5 μm) column with gradient flow. The mobile phase ...
THE EFFICACY OF CUCURBITANE TYPE TRITERPENOIDS, GLYCOSIDES AND PHENOLIC COMPOUNDS ISOLATED FROM MOMORDICA CHARANTIA: A REVIEW
Momordica charantia Linn. which has been used mainly for edible purposes at different countries of the world including South East Asia and has also been extensively used in traditional medicines for the cure of various ailments. M. charantia belongs to the cucurbitaceae family. Extensive research has been carried out on the fruit, leaves, and seeds of the plant. Most importantly, all these researc...
There has been considerable interest in the development of novel compounds with anticonvulsant, antidepressant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti platelet, anti malarial, antimicrobial, anti-mycobacterial, anti-tumoral, vasodilator, anti-viral and anti-chistosomiasis activities. Hydrazones possessing an azometine -NHN=CH- proton constitute an important class of compounds for new drug development....
Panchagavya, a classical Ayurvedic preparation, was evaluated for its antioxidant potential by HPTLC-DPPH bioautography method as well as assays for Ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP), DPPH – free radical scavenging activity (DPPH) and Superoxide radical scavenging activity. In addition total phenolic content was also estimated which was in fairly good amount. HPTLC-DPPH bioautography stud...