PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF TINOSPORA CORDIFOLIA (WILLD.) MIERS EX HOOK. F. & THOMS STEM OF VARIED THICKNESS
Tinospora cordifolia (Giloe/Guduchi) belonging to the family menispermaceae, is a large extensively spreading glabrous, perennial deciduous twiner with succulent stems and papery bark. It is widely used in Ayurvedic system of medicine “Rasayanas” to the immune system and the body resistance against infections. In modern medicine, T. cordifolia is used for the treatment of general weakness, fev...
Curcuma longa(Turmeric) is a member of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae) and is thought to be indigenous to the Indian subcontinent. It is grown and harvested commercially in India, China, and many regions of tropical Southeast Asia. Turmeric is an approved food additive and is commercially available at low cost. Indigenous systems of medicine, including the Ayurvedic systems, have widely used tur...
HEPATOPROTECTIVE AND ANTIOXIDANT EFFECT OF BALANITES AEGYPTIACA (L.) DEL AGAINST CCL4 INDUCED HEPATOTOXICITY IN RATS
The various parts of Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Del (Balanitaceae) is used in Ayurvedic and other folk medicine for the treatment of various ailments such as syphilis, jaundice, liver and spleen problem, epilepsy and yellow fever. This study was designed to evaluate the hepatoprotective and antioxidant effect of ethanol extract of aerial part of Balanites aegyptiaca on CCl4 induced hepatotoxicity i...
The manufacture of bi-layer tablets, produced by the sequential compaction of loose powder layers has recently become of increased interest within the pharmaceutical industry due to the tailored release profiles of active ingredients that may be obtained. In a bi-layer configuration, the immediate release layer of the bi-layer tablet has worked as the loading dose and the sustained release layer h...
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...
Herbalism is a traditional medicine practice based on the utilization of plants and plant extracts. In herbalism ‘Valerian’ is a boon medicine for several ailments. Valerian (Valerian officinalis) is a naturally occurring Ayurvedic medicine widely grown in the temperate zones of Europe, North America and Asia and is a safe herbal supplement indicated in various ailments, chief being for the sy...
ANTI-DIABETIC ACTIVITY OF SYZYGIUM POLYANTHUM (WIGHT) LEAF EXTRACT, THE MOST COMMONLY USED HERB AMONG DIABETIC PATIENTS IN MEDAN, NORTH SUMATERA, INDONESIA
Ethnopharmacological relevance: A preliminary ethnobotanical survey of diabetic patients in Health Community Centre Sering, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia from 2010-2011 revealed Syzygium polyanthum (Wight) as the most commonly used herb in the traditional management of diabetes mellitus. Yet, no substantial pharmacological evidences are available to validate this claim. Material and methods: A ...
Hypertension is a chronic increase in blood pressure, characterized as primary and secondary hypertension. The disorder is associated with various risk factors like obesity, diabetes, age, lack of exercise etc. Hypertension is being treated since ancient times by Ayurvedic, Chinese and Unani medicine. Now various allopathic drugs are available which include diuretics, calcium channel blockers, α-...
In recent years Phosphatidylcholine has greatly impacted the drug delivery technology. The very first and most important advantage of phospholipid based vesicular system is the compatibility of phospholipids with membrane of human either internal membrane as well as skin (external membrane). For a drug to be absorbed and distributed into organs and tissues and eliminated from the body, it must pas...
Panchagavya, a classical Ayurvedic preparation, was evaluated for its antioxidant potential by HPTLC-DPPH bioautography method as well as assays for Ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP), DPPH – free radical scavenging activity (DPPH) and Superoxide radical scavenging activity. In addition total phenolic content was also estimated which was in fairly good amount. HPTLC-DPPH bioautography stud...