Piperine, a major alkaloid in black pepper is one of the most promising bioenhancers till date. Other methods used for its extraction suffer drawbacks such as poor extraction efficiency, tedious and expensive isolation methodology, piperine photodegradation, etc. Hence a simple, rapid and efficient method has been developed for the isolation of piperine from the fruits of Piper nigrum. The methods...
The methanolic extract along with some organic soluble fractions of the bark of Dillenia indica Linn. were tested against four Gram-positive and seven Gram-negative bacteria and against three pathogenic fungi. n-Hexane and dichloromethane fractions showed remarkable activities against all the tested bacteria but n-Hexane fraction showed highest activity against Shigella dysenteriae and its zone of...
ANTIOXIDANT AND PHYTOCHEMICAL POTENTIAL OF WILD EDIBLE MUSHROOM TERMITOMYCES RETICULATUS: INDIVIDUAL CAP AND STIPE COLLECTED FROM SOUTH EASTERN PART OF INDIA
Antioxidant and phytochemical properties of an ethanolic extracts from the wild edible mushroom Termitomyces reticulatus and their individual parts (Cap and Stipe) were evaluated. Reducing power, β-carotene bleaching, ABTS and DPPH radicals scavenging activity were used to evaluate their antioxidant activity. Antioxidant components like total phenol, flavonoid, β-carotene and lycopene were also ...
PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS & ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY AGAINST CLINICAL PATHOGENS OF MEDICINALLY IMPORTANT ORCHID CYMBIDIUM ALOIFOLIUM (L.) SW.
Cymbidium aloifolium is a potent medicinal epiphytic orchid plant in the Indian systems of medicine. Traditionally this plant was used in the treatment of Anti-inflammatory, Paralysis, joining fractured bones, fever, weakness of eyes, chronic illness, burns, sores etc. In the present study three different solvent (Hexane, Chloroform, Methanol) extracts ofCymbidium aloifolium plant was studied for ...
HYPOGLYCAEMIC EFFECTS OF METHANOLIC EXTRACT OF ANTHOCEPHALUS CADAMBA BARK IN ALLOXAN INDUCED DIABETIC RATS (ROX B) MIQ.
In view of the ethanobotanical and traditional claims of Anthocephalus cadamba plant used as hypoglycemic agent and wide use of its bark, fruits and leaf extract in anti-diabetic activity. Methanolic extract of Anthocephalus cadamba bark in alloxan induce hypoglycemia in rats. In glucose loaded normal rats, hypoglycemia was observed maximum at 120 minutes after administration of ACBE (Anthocephalu...
Nutritional deficiency is almost impossible to avoid in these modern times, thus natural supplements help us to overcome the nutritional deficiencies. It also helps us to boost our immune system. Nutritional supplements are also useful in getting rid of the toxins that are accumulated in our body. Thus, the five natural supplements that are mentioned below are tested for the various parameters th...
ISOLATION OF ENDOPHYTIC ACTINOMYCETES FROM MEDICINAL PLANTS AND ITS MUTATIONAL EFFECT IN BIOCONTROL ACTIVITY
In the present study, the endophytic actinomycetes were collected from three medicinal plants Azadiracta indica, Ocimum sanctum and Phyllanthus amarus. Endophytic actinomycetes were isolated using different media like Starch casein agar, Starch casein nitrate agar, Actinomycetes isolation agar and Soyabean agar, while it showed more colonies in Starch casein agar. The endophytic actinomycetes were...
Now a days, various routes of administration have been explored for the effective delivery of the drug to the target site. The oral route is considered to be most convenient for the administration of drugs to patients. But it has a serious drawback in conditions where localized delivery of the drug in the colon is required. Colon target aimed mainly because of less enzymatic activity, longer tra...
Endophytic fungi residing inside the medicinal plants are of gaining importance for their bioactive compounds. This present study is undertaken to isolate and identify the potential endophytic fungi from Moringa oleifera, a traditional medicinal plant. A total of 24 segments each 12 from leaf and stem were collected, surface sterilized and was inoculated on to Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SDA) plates....
PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL, NON-RANDOMIZED, PARALLEL SEQUENCE STUDY FOR ASSESSMENT OF ADVERSE DRUG REACTIONS DUE TO CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC TREATMENT IN DIFFERENT TYPES OF CANCER PATIENTSABSTRACT
Objective: To assess incidence, causality, severity, predictability and preventability of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in hospitalised oncology patients. Materials and Methods: A prospective observational, non-randomized, parallel sequence study was conducted at Dr B. Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) after getting an approval from human ethical committee. Patients hospitalised at BBCI from Aug ...