AN INVESTIGATION ON ANTI DIABETIC MEDICINAL PLANTS USED BY VILLAGERS IN NALBARI DISTRICT, ASSAM, INDIA
Nalbari district is situated in between 26°N and 27oN latitude and 92oE and 97oE longitude. It lies between Kamrup and Barpeta district of lower Assam. Nalbari has a population of 1138184 (2001 census). An ethnobotanical Survey was conducted in 2010 in selected villages to explore the medicinal plant used by the villagers to cure Diabetes. This villages are inhabited by Boros, Koch, Muslim commun...
Nasal drug delivery has occupied an important place in the field of drug delivery technology. Transmucosal nasal delivery is a promising drug delivery option where common drug administration’s (e.g. intravenous, intramuscular, and oral) are inapplicable. This route is also advisable for drugs undergoing extensive first pass effect. The physiology of the nose presents obstacles, but offers a prom...
PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF TINOSPORA CORDIFOLIA (WILLD.) MIERS EX HOOK. F. & THOMS STEM OF VARIED THICKNESS
Tinospora cordifolia (Giloe/Guduchi) belonging to the family menispermaceae, is a large extensively spreading glabrous, perennial deciduous twiner with succulent stems and papery bark. It is widely used in Ayurvedic system of medicine “Rasayanas” to the immune system and the body resistance against infections. In modern medicine, T. cordifolia is used for the treatment of general weakness, fev...
Nature has always been stands as a golden mark to amplify the outstanding phenomenon of symbiosis. Ayurvedic remedies for diabetes are usually mixed formulations containing blood sugar lowering herbs in combinations with immunomodulator, detoxicants with the rationale behind such formulations being provided by modern research. Polyherbal formulations have plant-based pharmacological agents which m...
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 advent of nanotechnology lead to invention of many dosage forms. Effective targeted drug delivery systems have been a dream for a long time, due to several major drawbacks, a practical approach has been developed for the formation of discrete functionalized particles, which have been termed as ‘Nanosponge’. The development of new colloidal carrier called Nanosponges has the potential to so...
Over the past decade, herbal and ayurvedic drugs have become a subject of world importance, with both medicinal and economical implications. A regular and widespread use of herbs throughout the world has increased serious concerns over their quality, safety and efficacy. Thus, a proper scientific evidence or assessment has become the criteria for acceptance of herbal health claims. In the present ...
Let G=(V,E) be a simple connected molecular graph in chemical graph theory, where the vertex set and edge set of G denoted by V(G) and E(G) respectively and its vertices correspond to the atoms and the edges correspond to the bonds. A topological index of a graph G is a numeric quantity related to G which is invariant under automorphisms of G. In this paper, the vertex Szeged index of Titania carb...
STUDY OF PRESCRIBING PATTERNS OF ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS IN THE PAEDIATRIC WARDS AT TERTIARY TEACHING CARE HOSPITAL, GUJARAT
Background: Prescription of drugs, which needs to be continuously assessed and refined according to disease progression. It not only reflects the physician’s knowledge about drugs but also his/her skill in diagnose and attitude towards selecting the most appropriate cost-effective treatment. Antimicrobials are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in hospital. As per literature, they account ...
ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF RHEUM RHAPONTICUM, OLEA EUROPAEA, AND VIOLA ODORATA ON ESBL PRODUCING CLINICAL ISOLATES OF ESCHERICHIA COLI AND KLEBSIELLA PNEUMONIAE
The aim of this study was to determine the antimicrobial activity of three selected Lebanese plants (Rheum rhaponticum, Olea europaea, and Viola Odorata) against Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase (ESBL) - producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae, and to identify the specific plant fraction responsible for the antimicrobial activity. The plants were extracted with ethanol to yield the cr...