The objective of this study was to design and develop o/w microemulsion for transdermal delivery of poorly water soluble acyclovir by aqueous titration method. Oleic acid: castor oil (3:1), tween 80, and ethanol were selected as oily phase, surfactant and cosurfactant respectively. The Pseudoternary phase diagrams were constructed by aqueous titration method. The cosurfactant affect the shape and ...
High performance liquid chromatography is one of the most accurate methods widely used for the quantitative as well as qualitative analysis of drug product and is used for determining drug product stability. Stability indicating HPLC methods are used to separate various drug related impurities that are formed during the synthesis or manufacture of drug product. This article discusses the strategie...
The process of drug development and drug discovery is very challenging, expensive and time consuming. It has been accelerated due to development of computational tools and methods. Over the last few years, computer aided drug design (CADD) also known as in silico screening has become a powerful technique because of its utility in various phases of drug discovery and development through various adv...
Amaranthus vegetable and seeds are highly nutritious. Four species of Amaranthus were planted in pots in a glass house and leaves were harvested. Fresh leaves were analyzed for protein and carbohydrate content and oven dried leaves for Fe, Ca, K and Na contents. Protein content was varied from 6.10-9.00g/100g of fresh leaves. The amount of carbohydrate in fresh leaves of all four species varied fr...
SCREENING OF MEDICINAL PLANTS FOR EFFECTIVE BIOGENESIS OF SILVER NANO PARTICLES AND EFFICIENT ANTI-MICROBIAL ACTIVITY
Metal nanoparticles have been using as an ingredients in the preparation of complementary medicines to cure different diseases is an age old medicinal practices. The plant based Ayurvedic preparations are preferred by 80% of the world population and WHO is encouraging the green medicine due to its less side effects. Hence an attempt has been made to screen this important medicinal plant for second...
In recent years more people throughout world are turning to use medicinal plant products in healthcare system. Worldwide need of alternative medicine has resulted in growth of natural product markets and interest in traditional systems of medicine. Proper integration of modern scientific techniques and traditional knowledge is important. There is a growing focus on the importance of medicinal plan...
Six generic ciprofloxacin HCl 250 mg tablets from different manufacturer have been evaluated to assess their bioequivalence using in vitro tests. Other general quality assessments of these tablets like assay, weight variation, hardness, friability, disintegration time were also determined and all these generic tablets passed compendial specifications. There were no significant differences (p < ...
HYPOGLYCEMIC AND ANTIHYPERGLYCEMIC EFFECT OF ETHANOLIC EXTRACT OF WHOLE PLANT OF LAWSONIA INERMIS (HENNA) IN STREPTOZOTOCIN INDUCED DIABETIC RATS
Diabetes, a global burden, is characterized by fast elevation of blood sugar level. The incidence of diabetes mellitus is rising all over the world, especially in Asia. Many oral hypoglycemic agents, such as biguanides and sulphonylurea are available along with insulin for the treatment of diabetes mellitus but they have significant side effects and sometimes they are found to be ineffective in ch...
ANALYSIS OF BIOACTIVE CONSTITUENTS FROM THE LEAVES OF MALLOTUS TETRACOCCUS (ROXB.) KURZ, BY GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY – MASS SPECTROMETRY
Mallotus tetracoccus (Roxb.) Kurz. is found in Western Ghats of India. Mallotus tetracoccus is one of the medicinally important plants belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae, commonly known as “vatta kanni” in Tamil. In the present study the ethanolic extract of Mallotus tetracoccus has been subjected to GC-MS analysis. The major chemical constituents are Bis (2-ethyl hexyl) phthalate (46.78%),...
PHYTOCONSTITUENTS INVESTIGATION BY LC-MS AND EVALUATION OF ANTI-MICROBIAL AND ANTI-PYRETIC PROPERTIES OF CYNODON DACTYLON
Among numerous species of plants growing in the wild in India, Garike, orDruva or taxonomically the Cynodon dactylon sp. occupies its unique place in the traditions, religions and cultures of different societies. In the present study, Phytochemical screening of methanolic, petroleum ether, ethanolic and aqueous extracts of Cynodon dactylon revealed the presence of 17 different phytoconstituents. Q...