Air pollution tolerance index was assessed with plant species located at ChinnaTirupathi, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India. This study was conducted during March, 2013. Since, all the lands are converted to buildings, it is essential to know more about plants and its benefits offered to the environment and the dangers, risks caused by cutting trees. In this study, our aim is to evaluate, whether the plant...
STUDY OF ANTIDIARRHOEAL ACTIVITY OF TWO MEDICINAL PLANTS OF BANGLADESH IN CASTOR-OIL INDUCED DIARRHOEA
Kaempferia galanga (Family: Zingiberaceae) has immense importance in traditional health care system as a carminative, cholera, anti-inflammatory, abdominal pain, dyspepsia and stomachic as well as in the diseases of coughs, pectoral affections and stoppage of the nasal blocks. Grewia paniculata (Family: Malvaceae) has been used in traditional medicine for treatment of indigestion, eczema, itch, sm...
DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUS DETERMINATION OF PREDNISOLONE ACETATE AND OFLOXACIN IN EYE-DROP
The present manuscript describes simple, sensitive, rapid, accurate, precise and economical spectrophotometric method for the simultaneous determination of prednisolone acetate and ofloxacin in combined eye drop dosage form. The method is based on the simultaneous equations method for analysis of both the drugs using methanol as solvent. Prednisolone acetate has absorbance maxima at 243 nm and ofl...
INFUSIBLE PLATELET MEMBRANES IMPROVE HEMOSTASIS IN THROMBOCYTOPENIC RABBITS: STUDIES WITH TWO DIFFERENT INJECTION DOSES
Due to the limited life span of platelets during regular storage in blood banks, we were interested to investigate the both potential hemostatic effect and dose-dependent response properties of non-viable platelet preparations with injection of two high and low doses in experimental animal model. Infusible platelet membrane (IPM) was prepared from outdated platelet concentrates. Platelet concentra...
SPECTROFLUORIMETRIC DETERMINATION OF SOME H1 RECEPTOR ANTAGONIST DRUGS IN PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS AND BIOLOGICAL FLUIDS
A validated simple, economic, selective, and stability indicating spectrofluorimetric method was developed for the determination of some antihistaminic H1 receptor antagonist drugs namely ebastine (EBS), cetirizine dihydrochloride (CTZ), and fexofenadine hydrochloride (FXD). The method is based on the reaction of the cited drugs with 2-cyanoacetamide in alkaline medium to give highly fluoresce...
Background: Gouania longipetala Hemsl. (Rhamnaceae), has ethnomedicinal use in the treatment of wounds, gonorrhoea, abdominal pain, lumbago, ophthalmia, conjunctivitis, and rickets. However, no scientific investigation of these effects has been established. Our aim was to verify the antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of the stem of Gouania longipetala. Methods: The antibact...
Nephrotoxicity is one of the most common kidney problems and occurs when body is exposed to a drug or toxin. A number of therapeutic agents can adversely affect the kidney resulting in acute renal failure, chronic interstitial nephritis and nephritic syndrome because increasing number of potent therapeutic drugs like aminoglycoside antibiotics, chemotherapeutic agents and NSAIDS. Nephroprotective ...
Comparative and synergistic antioxidant properties of Carica papaya leaf (CPL) and Azadarichta indica leaf (AIL), which are popularly used as medicinal plants were evaluated by analyzing the individual leaves and their 1:1 (mass/mass) homogenous combination (CPL+AIL) concurrently. The antioxidant properties measured were the levels of total phenol, tannin, total flavonoid, total carotenoid, vitami...
The present work aim was “Formulation Strategy for Dissolution Enhancement of Simvastatin”. Simvastatin is lipid lowering drug which is known as HMG CoA reductase. The objective of this study was to increase the solubility of poorly water soluble drug, namely simvastatin, by the formation of solid dispersion and complex and also using the microwave induction technique on these formations. For ...
Context: Nigella sativa Linn. (Ranunculaceae) is native to southwest Asia. This tree species has been of interest to researchers because it has a long history of folklore usage in various systems of medicines. Objective: Pharmacognostic Standardization, Physico and Phytochemical Evaluation of the seeds of N. sativa were carried out to determine its macro-and microscopical characters and also s...