Stress is part and parcel of our life and stress management is gaining importance day by day. Traditional mantras are reported to be very effective for and safe methods. Hence the traditional knowledge of mantras should be practiced, preserved and propagated. Om Namah Shivaya is a most potent and popular mantra, which is at the heart of the Vedas and Tantra. The present study was aimed to observe ...
ANTIDIABETIC ACTIVITY OF HYDROETHANOLIC LEAF EXTRACT OF GYMNEMA HIRSUTUM WIGHT & ARN IN STREPTOZOTOCIN-INDUCED DIABETIC RATS
The present study has investigated the hypoglycaemic effect of oral administration of 50% ethanolic leaf extract of G. hirsutum Wight & Arn in normal and Streptozotocin–induced diabetic rats. Albino Wistar rats (190 to 220 gm) were induced diabetic condition by administration of Streptozotocin (STZ) (55 mg/kg bw) intraperitoneally. 50% ethanolic extract of G. hirsutum Wight & Arn l...
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...
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...
The study evaluates the effect of di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP), a ubiquitous environmental contaminant, on epididymal antioxidant system of Wistar rats. Adult Wistar rats were orally administered DBP (500, 1000 and 1500 mg/ kg b.wt) for 7 days. Body weight increased significantly while caput and cauda epididymal weight decreased. Significant reduction in total protein concentration, lipid soluble an...
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...
DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF EMULSION-BASED CLEAR COMPLEXION SKIN WHITENING CREAM USING GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT AND VATERIA INDICA (WHITE DAMMAR) BARK EXTRACT BY SKIN MELANIN INHIBITORY PATHWAY
The objective of this study was to design and develop a skin lighting cream for improved skin whitening using herbal extracts from Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice) root and Vateria indica bark. The carrier cream base was developed by emulsion technique to deliver skin whitening property by holding the natural herbal actives such as G. glabra root extract and V. Indica bark extract as well as physical...
Aim: To evaluate safety and efficacy of diclofenac 75 mg/1ml (Dynapar AQ) administered as IV bolus versus diclofenac 75mg/3ml administered as IV infusion in patients with postoperative pain. Methods: 350 postoperative adult patientswere randomized to receive either treatment. Primary efficacy endpoints were time to onset of analgesia and postoperative pain intensity while secondary efficacy end...
Antianaphylactic activity of Withania somnifera was investigated by using rat peritoneal mast cells. The investigation was carried out by presensitization of the rat by using sheep serum and tripple antigen. Sensitization induces mast cell degranulation. The rats which were pretreated with standard drug, prednisolone (10 mg) and different extracts (petroleum ether, methanol and aqueous extract) of...
LUPEOL PROTECTS ABNORMALITIES IN CELL SURFACE MOITIES DURING 7, 12-DIMETHYLBENZ[A]ANTHRACENE INDUCED HAMSTER BUCCAL POUCH CARCINOGENESIS
Lupeol, a pentacyclic triterpene, possesses diverse pharmacological and biochemical activities including anticancer and antioxidant effects. Abnormalities in the status of glycoconjugates and lipids in the cell results in malignant transformation. The aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effect of lupeol on cell surface glycoconjugates and lipids abnormalities during 7,12-dim...