PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND DIURETIC ACTIVITY OF ALLIUM SATIVUM STEROIDAL AND TRITERPENOID SAPONIN FRACTION
Allium sativum L. (Liliacea) is a perennial bulb with a tall, erect flowering stem. The bulb of the plant has been used in many parts of the world as a stimulant, carminative, antiseptic, expectorant, anthelmintic and diuretic. This study has been planned to assess the diuretic activity of fresh garlic bulb extract targeting the steroidal and triterpenoidal saponin content. The rats were randomly ...
A novel, simple, accurate, sensitive, reproducible, economical spectroscopic method was developed and validated for the determination of Mefenamic acid and Dicyclomine hydrochloride in combined dosage form. Three different analytical methods, Absorption correction method, Differential derivative method, Simultaneous equation method were developed for estimation of Dicyclomine hydrochloride(10mg)...
A VALIDATED RP- HPLC METHOD FOR THE SIMULTANEOUS ESTIMATION OF PARACETAMOL AND NAPROXEN IN TABLET FORMULATION
The study describes a validated reverse-phase HPLC method for the simultaneous estimation of paracetamol and naproxen in bulk and in tablet formulation. The proposed RP-HPLC method utilizes Eclipse XDB C18 column (150 ×4.6 mm i.d., 5 μm), optimum mobile phase consisted of gradient run of initial ratio of water (pH-2.5 adjusted with orthophosphoric acid): acetonitrile (87:13) with the effluent fl...
SIMULTANEOUS DETERMINATION OF SALBUTAMOL AND AMBROXOL IN FIXED DOSE COMBINATION BY SPECTROPHOTOMETRY
Salbutamol (SAL) and Ambroxol (AMB) is used for the treatment of asthma and bronchitis. Two simple, economical, accurate, and precise methods for simultaneous estimation of Salbutamol Sulphate (SAL) and Ambroxol Hydrochloride (AMB) in tablet dosage form have been developed. The methods are absorbance correction method (I) and first order derivative method (II). In first method ambroxol hydrochlori...
The antibacterial activity of methanol extract of Borassus flabellifer L. (Arecaceae) seed coat (soft outer shell) was studied by agar well diffusion method in vitro. The tender seed coat of Borassus flabellifer was extracted with methanol. The effect of antibacterial potential was examined against Gram positive bacteria i.e., Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis and Gram negative bacteria i...
Carissa spinarum L. is a small spinous evergreen shrub growing throughout India in dry regions.The plant used locally in Indian and Chinese system of medicines to cure various diseases. Carissa spinarum has also been used in the Ayurvedic medical system because of its therapeutic effects against liver disease, epileptic disease, microbial disease, cytotoxic, viral diseases.Th...
Over the past decades, herbal medicine has become a thing of global significance with medicinal and economic implications. Wide spread use of herbs throughout the globe has raised serious concerns over its quality, safety, and efficacy. Our investigation showed that these investigated medicinal plants could prevent ulcer in a dose-dependent manner. Histological studies revealed that these medicina...
ANTIHYPERGLYCEMIC AND ANTIHYPERLIPIDEMIC EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT FRACTIONS OF STEVIA REBAUDIANA LEAVES IN ALLOXAN INDUCED DIABETIC RATS
The present study carried out to investigate the antihyperglycemic, oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and antihyperlipidemic (Total cholesterol and triglycerides) effects of the different fractions (Petroleum ether, ethyl acetate and chloroform) of ethanolic extract of Stevia rebaudiana leaves. The different fractions of the extract were administered orally as a single dose of 150 mg/kg body weig...
This study was undertaken to examine the antioxidant activity of methanolic extract of rhizomes of Curcuma caesia using DPPH free radical scavenging assay. The IC50 (The concentration of sample required to scavenge 50% of DPPH free radical) was calculated by plotting graph between % inhibition vs concentration. The Butylated Hydroxytoluene was used as standard antioxidant in comparison to methanol...
The ethanolic extract of whole plant of Coriandrum sativum Linn., family: Umbelliferae, was assessed for its possible analgesic, antidiarrhoeal, antimicrobial and cytotoxic activity. Preliminary phytochemical screening of the ethanolic extract revealed the presence of alkaloids, tannins, glycosides, and gums. In acetic acid induced writhing in mice, the ethanolic extract (250 and 500 mg/kg) exhibi...