Buddleja asiatica commonly called as butterfly bush is a tender deciduous plant. It is endemic to Asia and found in most parts of India. Traditionally it is used in the treatment of many health disorders such as inflammation, rheumatism, skin disease, malaria etc. In view of pharmacological aspect, Buddleja asiatica is screened for antihepatotoxic, antibacterial, hypotensive, anticancer, antifunga...
EFFICACY OF GARLIC IN CONJUNCTION WITH PENTOXIFYLLINE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ORAL SUBMUCOUS FIBROSIS – A PRELIMINARY STUDY
Introduction and Objectives: Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is a chronic, progressive, and irreversible disease of the oral mucosa. Though numerous modalities have been tried but all are palliative and have no curative value. Pentoxifylline possessing vasorelaxive and antifibrotic properties believed to potentiate the anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and immune modulating properties of garlic. So, ...
DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF STABILITY INDICATING SPECTRO-PHOTOMETRIC METHOD FOR THE ESTIMATION OF RIZATRIPTAN BENZOATE IN BULK AND PHARMACEUTICAL DOSAGE FORM
A simple, accurate and rugged stability indicating UV Spectrophotometric method was developed using methanol as the solvent to determine Rizatriptan Benzoate content in pharmaceutical dosage forms. The UV Spectrophotometric method for Rizatriptan Benzoate was determined at λmax 278nm and the drug proved linear in the range of 10-80μg/ml, with a good correlation coefficient of 0.9997. Percentage ...
EVALUATION OF ANTIDIABETIC POTENTIAL OF WITHANIA SOMNIFERA BY GLUCOSE UPTAKE ASSAY ON 3T3 F442A FIBROBLAST (ADIPOCYTE) CELLS
Antidiabetic potential of leaf and root extracts of Withania somnifera from Nimuch, Lucknow, Mumbai and Karnataka regions of India were evaluated against 3T3F442A fibroblast (3T3 adipocyte) cell line using glucose uptake assay. Leaf extracts from all the four regions were active on the cell line tested. Samples from Mumbai region found to be more active when compared with other regions. Root extra...
A liquid chromatographic method has been developed and validated for the determination of the clinical trial combination of Solifenacin succinate and Tamsulosin hydrochloride. Effective chromatographic separation was achieved on an eclipse XDB-C18 (4.6 mm X 150 mm, 5µm) column using isocratic reverse phase technique. The mobile phase employed was ACN: 20Mm sodium phosphate buffer (0.2% Triethylam...
The main purpose of this study was to evaluate hydrogel matrix systems of hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC) for oral release of poorly water-soluble drugs, by using triamcinolone (TR) as drug model. The influence of HPMC ratio (%) and compaction force (Kgf) on system performance were studied. Thus, several batches of tablets containing 10 mg of TR were prepared using distinct proportions of HPMC...
PHARMACOLOGICAL EFFICACY OF METHANOLIC EXTRACT OF THE PLANT GINKGO BILOBA, AGAINST ISOPROTERENOL INDUCED CARDIAC TOXICITY IN RATS
Ginkgo Biloba is a potent antioxidant dietary source for human health. Oxidative stress through generation of free radicals damages the myocardium in different experimental condition. The present research was designed to evaluate the cardio protective role of chronic oral administration of Ginkgo biloba leaf extract against Isoproterenol induced myocardial injury. Male Wistar albino rates were ran...
DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF BILAYER FLOATING DOSAGE FORM OF CARBIDOPA AND LEVODOPA FOR TREATMENT OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE
The combination of Levodopa and Carbidopa is widely prescribed for Parkinson's disease. Levodopa easily crosses the blood-brain barrier and presumably converted to dopamine in the brain. Carbidopa inhibits decarboxylation of peripheral Levodopa but not of Levodopa within the central nervous system as it does not cross the blood-brain barrier. The purpose of present work was to develop bilayer floa...
ETHNO-MEDICINAL STUDY OF HERBS USED BY RURAL AND TRIBAL COMMUNITY IN BETUL DISTRICT OF MADHYA PRADESH, INDIA
The investigation on the local knowledge about traditional herbal medicine is becoming increasingly important in defining strategies and actions for conservation of medicinal plants. This study therefore considered worthwhile to collect information from local rural and tribal population living in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh (India) concerning the use of medicinal plants; identify the most imp...
IN VITRO EVALUATION OF ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY AND TOTAL PHENOLIC CONTENT OF METHANOLIC EXTRACT OF PIPER BETEL
The Piper betel is an evergreen and perennial creeper belonging to the Piperaceae family, with glossy heart-shaped leaves and white catkin. It is valued both as a mild stimulant and for its medicinal properties. The total phenolic content of methanolic leaves extract was estimated by Folin-Ciocalteu assay method, and was found to be 0.110 mg/CE/g (Catechine Equivalent per gram). However, anti...