BLOOD CHOLESTEROL LOWERING EFFECT OF ADENANTHERA PAVONINA SEED EXTRACT ON ATHEROGENIC DIET INDUCED HYPERLIPIDEMIA RATS
The effect of Adenanthera pavonina (AP) seed extract on the blood cholesterol level of atherogenic diet rats was evaluated. Twelve adult male Wistar rats divided into 3 groups of 4 animals each were used and were treated orally with normal saline (Control group), atherogenic diet (Positive control) and 200mg/kg of AP seed extract (treatment) over a 4-week period. The present study was undertaken t...
AN INVESTIGATION ON ANTI DIABETIC MEDICINAL PLANTS USED BY VILLAGERS IN NALBARI DISTRICT, ASSAM, INDIA
Nalbari district is situated in between 26°N and 27oN latitude and 92oE and 97oE longitude. It lies between Kamrup and Barpeta district of lower Assam. Nalbari has a population of 1138184 (2001 census). An ethnobotanical Survey was conducted in 2010 in selected villages to explore the medicinal plant used by the villagers to cure Diabetes. This villages are inhabited by Boros, Koch, Muslim commun...
EVALUATION OF ACUTE TOXICITY OF NEEM ACTIVE CONSTITUENT, NIMBOLIDE AND ITS HEPATOPROTECTIVE ACTIVITY AGAINST ACUTE DOSE OF CARBON TETRACHLORIDE TREATED ALBINO RATS
Objective: To investigate the neem active constituent nimbolide for the evidence of acute toxicity and its protective effects against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) induced liver toxicity in rats. Materials and Methods: Group allotment in hepatoprotective activity study included vehicle, CCl4 (1ml/kg), Silymarin (100 µg/kg/day) + CCl4 and graded doses of nimbolide (100 and 200µg/ kg/ day) + CCl4...
The present study was designed to evaluate antihyperglycemic and analgesic effects of ethanolic extract of Cassia fistula (CF) stem barks in rats and mice, respectively. The analgesic effect of extract was evaluated by acetic acid induced writhing test method while antihyperglycemic effect was investigated by oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) in normal and alloxan induced diabetic rats. Diclofena...
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...
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER IN PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY: TRANSFER OF PROCESS FROM DEVELOPMENT TO COMMERCIALIZATION
Appropriate technology transfer is both integral and critical to drug discovery and development for new medicinal products and is also important to upgrade drug quality designed during research and development and to final product during manufacturing as well as to assure stable quality transferred. Successful development and commercialization of innovative technologies is always fraught with diff...
Context: Nigella sativa Linn. (Ranunculaceae) is native to southwest Asia. This tree species has been of interest to researchers because it has a long history of folklore usage in various systems of medicines. Objective: Pharmacognostic Standardization, Physico and Phytochemical Evaluation of the seeds of N. sativa were carried out to determine its macro-and microscopical characters and also s...
DEVELOPMENT OF AN ANALYTICAL METHOD FOR SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC ESTIMATION OF KETOPROFEN USING MIXED CO SOLVENCY APPROACH
The present study demonstrates the use of mixed co solvency in the enhancement of solubility and estimation of ketoprofen, practically water insoluble dug and thus precludes the use of organic solvents. The selected solubilizers were sodium citrate (15%), PEG 400 (8%) and polyvinyl pyrolidine (7%). Beer’s law was obeyed in the concentration range of 2-20µg/ml at wavelength of 256nm. The solubil...
The present study was conducted to evaluate the hepato-protective activity of methanol extract of seeds of Trigonella foenum graecum (TFG)in CCl4 induced toxicity in Wistar albino rats. Seeds of TFG were collected, and subjected to continuous cold maceration in a macerator, for 72 h with solvents like petroleum ether (60 – 80) and methanol separately. Hepatic injury in rats was induced separatel...
PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND PHARMACOGNOSTICAL STANDARDIZATION OF STEM OF CAYRATIA TRIFOLIA (LINN.) DOMIN.
Cayratia trifolia (Linn.) Domin (Vitaceae) is a perennial climber, commonly known as fox grape in English, Amalbel, Ramchana in Hindi and Amlavetash in Sanskrit, found in India, Asia and Australia. The infusion of seeds along with extract of tubers is used traditionally for the treatment of diabetes. Whole plant is used as diuretic, in tremors and splenopathy. It is reported to possess antiviral, ...