QUANTITATIVE AAS STIMATION OF HEAVY METALS AND TRACE ELEMENTS IN MARKETED AYURVEDIC CHURNA PREPARATIONS IN INDIA
Churna preparations are an important and widely used form of Ayurvedic herbal formulations in India. These are prepared by mixing powdered form of single or mixture of several crude drugs meant to be dispensed as such. Since the quality of raw material plays an important role in the overall quality of a herbal formulation due to common practice of collecting and processing medicinal plants from di...
Nanocapsule consists of a thin membrane surrounding a core (Liquid, solid) with their size ranging from 10nm to 1000 nm. Nanocapsules are submicroscopic colloidal drug carrier systems composed of an oily or an aqueous core surrounded by a thin polymer membrane. The membrane may be composed of natural or synthetic polymers. Two technologies can be used to obtain such Nanocapsules: the interfacial p...
Many drugs exist in crystalline solid form due to reasons of stability and ease of handling during the various stages of drug development. Crystalline solids can exist in the form of polymorphs, solvates or hydrates. Phase transitions such as polymorph inter-conversion, formation of hydrates, desolvation of solvates, and conversion of the crystalline to amorphous form may occur during various phar...
IN VITRO ANTIBACTERIAL, ANTIOXIDANT, HAEMOLYTIC, THROMBOLYTIC ACTIVITIES AND PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF SIMAROUBA GLAUCA LEAVES EXTRACTS
Objective: To study the leaves of Simarouba glauca for their antibacterial, antioxidant, haemolytic, thrombolytic activities and to perform phytochemical evaluation. Methods: The three extracts (chloroform, methanol, ethyl acetate) of Simarouba glauca were screened for antibacterial activity against five pathogenic microorganisms by well diffusion method. In vitro antioxidant activity of extract w...
LARVICIDAL EFFECT OF THE PET. ETHER, CHLOROFORM FRACTIONS AND METHANOL EXTRACT OF BUCCHOLZIA CORIACEA ENGLE SEED
Buccholzia coriacea Engle (Capparidaceae ‘wonderful cola’) a tropical plant is used in traditional medicine in the management of diabetes, malaria and hypertension. This study aims to investigate the larvicidal activities of the Petroleum ether, chloroform fractions and methanol extract of B. coriacea seed as a potential agent in vector control for malaria. Third and fourth instar larvae of ...
Mutual prodrug is a form of prodrug in which two pharmacologically active agents are attached to each other in such a way that each drug acts as a promoiety/carrier for each other and vice versa. The association may be “synergistic” if the carrier shows the same biological action as that of parent drug or may provide “additional” benefit if it shows new pharmacological action which is lack...
This paper reviews the pharmacological importance of citrus fruits. Citrus fruits are used for various pharmacological importance. According to literature the citrus fruit possess anti-cancer, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiulcer, anti-inflammatory, and hypolipidemic and hepatoprotective properties....
SCREENING OF MEDICINAL PLANTS FOR EFFECTIVE BIOGENESIS OF SILVER NANO PARTICLES AND EFFICIENT ANTI-MICROBIAL ACTIVITY
Metal nanoparticles have been using as an ingredients in the preparation of complementary medicines to cure different diseases is an age old medicinal practices. The plant based Ayurvedic preparations are preferred by 80% of the world population and WHO is encouraging the green medicine due to its less side effects. Hence an attempt has been made to screen this important medicinal plant for second...
A number of 2-amino-4-(2', 5'-dimethyl-3'-furyl)-6-(aryl)-pyrimidines 4(a-n) have been synthesized by treating the 1-(2', 5'-dimethyl-3'-furyl)-3-(aryl)-2-propen-1-one (3a-n) with guanidine hydrochloride in presence of potassium hydroxide and ethanol. All these compounds were characterized by means of their IR, 1H NMR spectroscopic data and microanalyses. When these compounds were evaluated for an...
A novel, simple, rapid and sensitive spectrophotometer method has been developed for simultaneous estimation of Lamivudine and Abacavir. The method employs formation and solving of simultaneous equation using 280 nm and 297 nm as two analytical wavelengths. Both the drugs obey Beer’s Law in the concentration ranges employed for this method. Accuracy and reproducibility of the proposed method was...