Costus speciosus belongs to the family Zingiberaceae and contains lots of medicinal properties. The aim of this study was to screen, characterise and quantify the selected biomolecules viz. phenolics, proteins in C. speciosus. Ethanol extract possessed high amount of phenolics than the acetone and aqueous extract. Aqueous extract has least amount of phenolics compared to ethanol and acetone extrac...
SHATAVARI (ASPARAGUS RACEMOSUS WILD): A REVIEW ON ITS CULTIVATION, MORPHOLOGY, PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE
Asparagus racemosus, a climbing Ayurvedic plant, is known for its numerous activities such as hyperlipidemia, hypertension, angina, dysmenorrhea, anxiety disorders, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), leucorrhoea and urinary tract infections. This plant possesses a wide range of secondary metabolites inclusive of steroids, alkaloids, dihydrophenanthrene derivatives, flavonoids, furan derivatives a...
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...
A VALIDATED RP-HPLC METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUS ESTIMATION OF AMLODIPINE AND LISINOPRIL IN PHARMACEUTICAL DOSAGE FORM
A reverse phase high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) method for the simultaneous estimation of amlodipine and lisinopril in marketed formulation is developed. The determination was carried out on a Phenomenex C18 (250 x 4.6 mm, 5 µm) column using a mobile phase of 0.02 M phosphate buffer solution: methanol (75:25v/v, pH 7.0). The flow rate was 1.0ml/min with detection at 212 nm. The ...
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...
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...
This study was designed to investigate the in vitro anti-oxidant and in vitro anti-inflammatory potential of synthesized 3(Substituted) Chromen-2-one. Anti-oxidant activity has done by DPPH, NO and H2O2 free radical scavenging activity, ascorbic acid was used as a standard. Anti-inflammatory activity has done by membrane stabilization method; aceclofenac sodium was used as standard. The presence o...
Couroupita guianensis (Lecythidaceae) , is a medicinal plant which is endowed with curative properties including anti- fungal, anti - biotic, anti - septic, analgesic, anti-malaria, stomach – ache, tooth - ache, scabies, gastritis, bleeding piles, dysentry and scorpion poison. The study deals with the preliminary phytochemical screening of the stem of Couroupita guianensi...
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...
Comparative and synergistic antioxidant properties of Carica papaya leaf (CPL) and Azadarichta indica leaf (AIL), which are popularly used as medicinal plants were evaluated by analyzing the individual leaves and their 1:1 (mass/mass) homogenous combination (CPL+AIL) concurrently. The antioxidant properties measured were the levels of total phenol, tannin, total flavonoid, total carotenoid, vitami...