Okra is a cultigen (a plant that has been altered by humans through a process of selective breeding). The exact origin of okra is unknown, but it is thought to have come from Africa, where it has been grown as a crop for centuries. Evidence suggests it was grown in Egypt as long ago as 2,000 BC. Today it is widely cultivated for its edible green fruits, which are harvested when immature (after 3 -...
EVALUATION OF IN VITRO ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ACTIVITIES OF CASSIA AURICULATA LINN. EXTRACTS
Objective: To evaluate in vitro antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity of Cassia auriculata leaf extracts. Methods: Herbal extraction was done by Soxhlet extraction method with increasing polarity of Solvents viz., Chloroform, Ethanol, Methanol. Phytochemicals analysis was done using different biochemical tests. Antioxidant potential of plant extracts were analyzed by ferric ion reducing antio...
ISOLATION, PURIFICATION AND STRUCTURAL ELUCIDATION OF FLAVONOIDS FROM METHANOL EXTRACT OF ARIEL PARTS OF DERRIS BREVIPES (BENTH.) BAKER.
Two flavonoids were isolated by performing column chromatographic separation of methanol extract of ariel parts of Derris brevipes (Benth) Baker. Structural elucidation of purified compounds was done on the basis of spectral analysis using IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR 2D NMR spectroscopy and Mass spectrometry. The structures of the flavonoids were elucidated as 2’, 4’-dihydroxy-4-methoxy-3’-prenylcha...
Lycopene, a non-provitamin a carotenoid, found in tomatoes, processed tomato products and other fruits, due to which red to pink coloration is observed. Among all the dietary carotenoids, lycopene is one of the most potent naturally and abundantly occurring antioxidant. Lycopene has unique structural features and chemical features which contribute to specific biological properties and pharmacologi...
EFFECT OF CLASSICAL HERBO – MINERAL SIDDHA FORMULATION AGASTHIYAR KUZHAMBU FUMIGATION THERAPY ON SILAIPUN (VARICOSE ULCER) – A CASE STUDY
Siddha system is one of the ancient systems of medicine. In this system the herbals, metals, minerals and animal products has been used to prepare the medicines for treating various illness. Siddha medicines are divided into internal medicines and external medicines, in which Pugai maruthuvam (Fumigation therapy) is one of the external therapies. Agasthiyar Kuzhambu is one of the classical herbo m...
Oral films are a novel approach for the development of orally disintegrating dosage forms. They are thin, elegant in appearance and can be made into various sizes and shapes like rectangular or circular. The strips may be flexible or brittle, opaque or transparent. Oral films are made up of various hydrophilic and hydrophobic polymers to provide rapid disintegration on the tongue without the need ...
Cancer - one of the most pervasive diseases, thus far mostly in affluent countries - is fast raising its ugly head in the developing world. This is a survey work on cancer due to recent increasing of the number of cancer patients in Bangladesh. This study was carried out in Ahsania Mission Cancer Hospital, Dhaka Bangladesh as this is the biggest missionary hospital in this country, From 13 Febru...
ANALGESIC ACTIVITY OF EXTRACTS OF EULOPHIA OCHREATA LINDL. AND ZINGIBER CASSUMUNAR ROXB. IN ANIMAL MODEL
The present study was designed to investigate Analgesic activity of Chloroform extract and isolate 1 of Eulophia ochreata Lindl. and dicholoromethanolic extract and isolate 2 of Zingiber cassumunar Roxb. The analgesic activity was assessed by using acetic acid induced writhing method and hot plate method. In acetic acid induced writhing method the extracts and isolates of both plants was administe...
EFFECTS OF ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF VITIS VINIFERA (RED GRAPE) AND CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACTS
Food and nutrients play vital role in normal functioning of the body. The samples selected for this study were Ethanolic extract of Red grape seed, Ethanolic extract of green tea leaves, Commercially available grape seed extract / Isotretinion tablet, green tea extract , Vitamin A and E tablets. The Nutraceutical effects of grape seed extract and green tea extract was analyzed. The antimic...
DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF METHODS USING DERIVATIVE SPECTRO-PHOTOMETRY FOR DETERMINATION OF DIPYRONE IN PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS
Dipyrone (sodium noramidopyrine methanesulfate), a member of the pyrazolone group, is a drug that possesses analgesic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, and spasmolytic properties. Traditionally, iodimetric methods have been recommended for the quantitative determination of dipyrone in all its pharmaceutical forms. This work describes the development of zero order and fourth order (∆λ = 10) deriv...