The present study was carried out to evaluate anti-tussive activity of ethyl acetate and methanolic extract of leaves of Adhatoda vasica Nees. As cough is a natural reflex expulsive defense mechanism of the body, it is the most common symptom of respiratory disease. Ammonium hydroxide and Sulphur dioxide induced cough models in mice were used for evaluation of antitussive activity of ethyl acetate...
Pharmacokinetic modeling is the representation of the logarithmic mathematical equations in order to measure the physiologic response of the body to the drug. Absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion follow drug kinetic principles according to specific reaction mechanisms in which concentration of the drug may either be dependent or independent of drug-body interactions. Michaelis-Menten...
Aim: To compare the immunomodulatory effect of Ocimum sanctum and Ocimum basilicum in mice. Methods: Acute oral toxicity test was performed as per OECD -23 guidelines. Maximum dose level of 2000 mg/kg was selected for toxicological evaluation. Delayed type hypersensitivity reaction were carried out for assessment of cell mediated immune functions Result: Administration of Ocimum sanctum and ...
EVALUATION OF ANTI-NOCICEPTIVE AND ANTI-PYRETIC ACTIVITY OF AERVA PSEUDOTOMENTOSA LEAVES AQUEOUS EXTRACT
Aerva pseudotomentosa Blatt. & Hallb. (Amaranthaceae) is arid region plant commonly known as Bui. It is used in ethno medicinal practices for the treatment of pain and inflammatory hyperalgesic disorders such as rheumatic pain, fever, inflammation, wounds and urinary disorders. This study was conducted to evaluate the anti-nociceptive, antipyretic effects of A. pseudotomentosa leaves aqueous e...
ADHATODA VASICA: EFFECT OF ADMINISTERING ETHANOLIC EXTRACT OF ADHATODA VASICA ON BLOOD COUNT AND SOD ENZYME ACTIVITY AGAINST EXPOSURE TO γ – RADIATIONS
In the present studies, antibacterial studies and medicinal effects of the ethanolic extract of Adhatoda vasica on the physiological variations including blood countvariations w.r.t. RBC, WBC, Hb and enzyme SOD activity of the subjects under study, Swiss Albino mice, on exposure to gamma radiations, have been evaluated. Phyto-chemical analysis of A. vasica showed the presence of alkaloids, sapon...
Introduction: Measurement of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and fructosamine has a growing role in the assessment of glycemic control but their use for screening purpose is questionable. Material and methods: The study was carried out on 50 controls and 50 patients suffering from hyperthyroidism from October 2014 to March 2015 at Geetanjali Medical College & Hospital, Udaipur (Rajasthan). Results...
COMPARATIVE IN VITRO ANTIBACTERIAL EVALUATION OF SOME COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE BRANDS OF MOUTH WASHES AGAINST HUMAN PATHOGENIC BACTERIA
Colonization of bacteria causes various diseases of oral cavity such as plaque and gingivitis. Staphylococcus and Streptococcus species are the most important pathogens causing dental caries. The present study was designed to screen the anti bacterial action of four different marketed mouth washes namely Listerine zero, Colgate plax, Signal expert protection and Aloe dent against selected human ...
An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants was carried out in the region of Oued Tlelat. It was made in order to establish the catalog of medicinal plants and gather all information on the therapeutic uses practiced by the local population in the study area. The results have identified 59 species that are divided into 29 families of which three are the most dominant, especially Lamiaceae, Apiacea...
Vernonia polyanthes Less. (Asteraceae) is a medicinal plant that has been broadly used in Brazil for the treatment of inflammation and cutaneous damages. The present study evaluated the phytochemical contents and the antioxidant and topical anti-inflammatory activities of the V. polyanthes branches. Dried and powdered of V. polyanthes branches were exhaustively extracted with ethanol by static mac...
ANTI-OXIDANT POTENTIAL OF METHANOLIC EXTRACT OF TRIGONELLA FOENUM, TRACHYSPERMUM COPTICUM, NIGELLA SATIVA AND THEIR COMBINATION IN 1:1:1 RATIO
Trigonella foenum (T. foenum), Trachyspermum copticum (T. copticum) and Nigella sativa (N. sativa) are important medicinal plants that need to be explored for their anti-oxidant potential. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the total anti-oxidant potential of methanolic extracts of T. foenum, T. copticum, N. sativa and the combination of these methanolic extracts in 1:1:1 ratio (Combinat...