The spread of antibiotic resistant pathogens is one of the most serious menaces to successful treatment of microbial diseases. Medicinal and aromatic plants are widely used as traditional medicines and constitute a major source of natural organic compounds. Semecarpus anacardium Linn (Family: Anacardium), is a plant well known for its medicinal value in Ayurvedic and Siddha system of medicine. The...
India is a focus for development of Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, Homoeopathy and another natural herbs based health science (AYUSH). Ayush Pharmaceutical industry having great possible and contingency for saundarya prasadka category (herbal cosmetic) development in future. Natural beauty is blessing and cosmetics help in presenting and increaning the beauty and personality aspects of human beings. Sau...
Antispasmodic activity of the ethanolic extracts of different parts of Nyctanthes arbortristis Linn. was estimated using guinea pig ileum preparation against acetylcholine. Anthelmintic activity was tested following the method described by Kailashraj and Kurup, using earthworm (Pheretima posthuma). The extracts exhibited antispasmodic activity, which was less than that of piperazine citrate. The e...
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, ...
Solid lipid nanoparticle proved appropriate as prolonged release formulation for lipophilic drugs. The present work dealt with the preparation of the antifungal lipophilic drug nystatin into solid lipid nanoparticles ((Nyst-SLNs).) formulation for topical delivery with the aim to prolong its release and effectiveness. Hot homogenization and ultrasonication were applied in the production of (Nyst-S...
Embelia ribes Burm F. is large scandent shrub, disturbed throughout India and belongs to the family Myrsinacae. It is commonly known as false black pepper or Vidanga. E. ribes grows in semi-evergreen and deciduous forests at an altitude of 1,500m found in central and lower Himalayas, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bengal, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh throughout India. Embelia ribes h...
PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING, QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF FLAVONOIDS AND MINERALS IN ETHANOLIC EXTRACT OF CITRUS PARADISI
Like most other plants Citrus paradisi contain various secondary metabolites with great potentials. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the phytochemicals by using quantitative and qualitative analysis of ethyl acetate, ethanol, n-hexane and aqueous extracts with the help of standard techniques. The findings from quantification and phytochemical screening showed the presence of alkaloids, flavono...
The benefits of Probiotics have been recognized and explored for over a century. Probiotics consist of bacteria or yeasts and can be considered functional foods that can re-colonize and restore the microflora symbiosis of the intestinal tract. Several health benefits associated with the Probiotics in various diseases includes Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Colon Cancer, Rotavirus-associated dia...
DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF RP-HPLC METHOD FOR QUANTITATIVE ESTIMATION OF RITONAVIR IN BULK AND PHARMACEUTICAL DOSAGE FORMS
A simple, precise, specific and accurate reverse phase HPLC method has been developed for the determination of Ritonavir in bulk and pharmaceutical dosage forms. The chromatographic separation was achieved on Symmetry C18 (4.6 x 100mm, 3.5 μm) column using a mixture of Buffer: Acetonitrile (50:50) as the mobile phase at a flow rate 1.0 ml/min. Linearity was observed in concentration range of 50-1...
Lornoxicam (chlortenoxicam) is a non steroidal anti- inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the oxicam class with analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties. It is available in oral and parental dosage formulation. Lornoxicam is a Yellow or slightly yellow powder. It is slightly soluble in water, soluble in hydrochloric acid, slightly soluble in methanol. A simple spectrophotometric method was ...