Garcinia indica is well spread in tropical rain forest of Western Ghats of India. Extract of dried fruit rind of kokum was prepared using methanol. Extract was evaluated for antioxidant and antihyperlipidemic activity. Garcinia was tested for antihyperlipidemic activity using cholesterol induced hyperlipidemic model in Albino Wistar rats. It exhibited significant reduction in total cholesterol, tr...
PHARMACOGNOSTICAL, PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL REVIEW ON CLITORIA TERNATEA FOR ANTIASTHMATIC ACTIVITY
In recent times, focus on plant research has increased all over the world and a large body of evidence has collected to show immense potential of medicinal plants used in various traditional systems. Use of plant based drugs and chemicals for curing various ailments and personal adornment is as old as human civilization Clitoria ternatea is used for curing various diseases and symptoms. Clitoria t...
Solid dispersions, defined as the dispersion of one or more active pharmaceutical ingredient in a carrier at solid state and an efficient technique to improve dissolution of poorly water-soluble drugs to enhance their bioavailability. Poor water solubility is one of the major problems for the various types of drugs and various approaches have been introduced for the enhancement of solubility of su...
Many drugs exist in crystalline solid form due to reasons of stability and ease of handling during the various stages of drug development. Crystalline solids can exist in the form of polymorphs, solvates or hydrates. Phase transitions such as polymorph inter-conversion, formation of hydrates, desolvation of solvates, and conversion of the crystalline to amorphous form may occur during various phar...
The methanolic extract along with some organic soluble fractions of the bark of Dillenia indica Linn. were tested against four Gram-positive and seven Gram-negative bacteria and against three pathogenic fungi. n-Hexane and dichloromethane fractions showed remarkable activities against all the tested bacteria but n-Hexane fraction showed highest activity against Shigella dysenteriae and its zone of...
HYPOGLYCAEMIC EFFECTS OF METHANOLIC EXTRACT OF ANTHOCEPHALUS CADAMBA BARK IN ALLOXAN INDUCED DIABETIC RATS (ROX B) MIQ.
In view of the ethanobotanical and traditional claims of Anthocephalus cadamba plant used as hypoglycemic agent and wide use of its bark, fruits and leaf extract in anti-diabetic activity. Methanolic extract of Anthocephalus cadamba bark in alloxan induce hypoglycemia in rats. In glucose loaded normal rats, hypoglycemia was observed maximum at 120 minutes after administration of ACBE (Anthocephalu...
Nutritional deficiency is almost impossible to avoid in these modern times, thus natural supplements help us to overcome the nutritional deficiencies. It also helps us to boost our immune system. Nutritional supplements are also useful in getting rid of the toxins that are accumulated in our body. Thus, the five natural supplements that are mentioned below are tested for the various parameters th...
The use of medicinal plants in the world and especially in India, contributes significantly to primary health care. Whole plant of the Cynodon dactylon is traditionally used to treat painful and inflammatory condition. We have undertaken this study since no detailed scientific study was available regarding the antifungal and antibacterial activity of the aqueous extract of the whole plant. In ...
Ziziphus mauritiana belongs to family Rhamnaceae and commonly known as Indian jujube or ber. The leaves are alternate and elliptic. Flowers are small and bisexual. The leaves are about 2.5 – 3.2 cm long. Commercially it is cultivated in China & India. Ziziphus mauritiana is small to medium sized spiny tree. The chemical compositions of the leaves are proteins & amino acids, flavonoids, a...
PRELIMINARY STUDIES ON ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ACTIVITIES OF DIPLAZIUM ESCULENTUM IN EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL MODELS
To study the anti-inflammatory effect of different extract of leaves of Diplazium esculentum in rats. Anti-inflammatory activity was screened by measuring the reduction in carrageenan induced hind paw edema. The potency of various extracts of leaves was compared with each other and standard Ibuprofen (100mg/kg) for anti-inflammatory activity. The results indicated that all the extracts of Diplaziu...