STUDY OF ANTIDIARRHOEAL ACTIVITY OF TWO MEDICINAL PLANTS OF BANGLADESH IN CASTOR-OIL INDUCED DIARRHOEA
Kaempferia galanga (Family: Zingiberaceae) has immense importance in the traditional health care system as a carminative, cholera, anti-inflammatory, abdominal pain, dyspepsia, and stomachic as well as in the diseases of coughs, pectoral affections, and stoppage of the nasal blocks. Grewia paniculata (Family: Malvaceae) has been used in traditional medicine for the treatment of indigestion, eczema...
COMPARATIVE STUDY OF RADICAL SCAVENGING ACTIVITY AND PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF FRESH AND DRY RHIZOMES OF CURCUMA ZEDOARIA
Oxygen is an element obligatory for life. Biological combustion produces harmful intermediates called free radicals. Free radicals are continuously produced by the body’s aerobic life and our metabolism. Antioxidants are the substances, which act against oxidative compounds. Under normal conditions the body’s antioxidants convert ROS to prevent the over production of free radicals. Recently, n...
ASSESSMENT OF CYTOTOXIC ACTIVITY OF TWO MEDICINAL PLANTS USING BRINE SHRIMP (ARTEMIA SALINA) AS AN EXPERIMENTAL TOOL
Solanum sisymbriifolium (Solanaceae) and Jatropha gossypifolia (Euphorbiaceae) have long been used in folkloric medicine for the treatment of various ailments. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the cytotoxic activity of the plants and to make available the process of data analysis of cytotoxic studies to the researchers. A general toxicity of the extracts was assessed by a simple an...
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...
Nyctanthes arbor-tristis Linn. (NAT) is well known Indian medicinal plant. The plant is used in Ayurveda for various pharmacological actions such as anti-arthritic, antispasmodic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, immunostimulant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antiarthritic, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antihelmintic, antileishmanial, antiviral, CNS depressant. The present review discusses phar...
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...
Buccal route is an attractive route of administration for systemic drug delivery and it leads direct access to the systemic circulation through the internal jugular vein bypasses drugs from the hepatic first pass metabolism provides high bioavailability. Buccalbioadhesive films, releasing topical drugs in the oral cavity at a slow and predetermined rate, provide distinct advantages over traditiona...
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...
STUDIES ON THE DISINTEGRANT PROPERTIES OF SEED POWDER, HUSK POWDER AND MUCILAGE OF PLANTAGO OVATA BY FORMULATION OF ORALLY DISINTEGRATING TABLET
Tablet disintegration has received considerable attention as an essential step in obtaining fast drug release. Disintegrating tablets are intended to dissolve or disintegrate rapidly in the mouth for which various natural and synthetic disintegrants are included in the formulation. The present work emphasis on the study of disintegrant property of mucilage, Husk powder and seed powder of Isapghula...
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...