Asthma isa disease of the human respiratory system. The ethanolic extract of the roots of Picrorhiza kurroa was evaluated for antiasthmatic activity by using in-vivo and in-vitro model in guinea pigs. Animal studies used the histamine induced broncho-constriction in guinea pigs. The extract showed a maximum degree of protection of 52.16 % which was comparable to that of salbutamol 65.83 %. The eff...
LARVICIDAL EFFECT OF THE PET. ETHER, CHLOROFORM FRACTIONS AND METHANOL EXTRACT OF BUCCHOLZIA CORIACEA ENGLE SEED
Buccholzia coriacea Engle (Capparidaceae ‘wonderful cola’) a tropical plant is used in traditional medicine in the management of diabetes, malaria and hypertension. This study aims to investigate the larvicidal activities of the Petroleum ether, chloroform fractions and methanol extract of B. coriacea seed as a potential agent in vector control for malaria. Third and fourth instar larvae of ...
STUDY OF PHYTO CHEMICAL, ANALGESIC AND ANTI ULCER ACTIVITY OF EXTRACTS OF AERIAL PARTS OF CARDIOSPERMUM HALICACABUM LINN.
The dried aerial parts of Cardiospermum halicacabum Linn were subjected to extraction using the solvents (petroleum ether, chloroform, Ethyl acetate and ethanol) in increasing order of polarity. The prepared extracts were then subjected to preliminary phytochemical analysis. It was found plant possesses carbohydrates, alkaloids, sterols, flavanoids and saponins. All extracts were selected for furt...
Collecting blood from Lab animals is necessary for a wide variety of scientific studies, and there are a number of efficient methods available. It is important to remember that blood collection can stress the animals, and may have an impact on the outcome of research data. Potential adverse affects viz. Hypovolemic shock, anemia, stress, haemorrhage, bruising, thrombosis; infection at the site of...
Skin has to bear various external traumas like wounds, burns, blisters, irritation etc. as well as topical diseases like psoriasis, vitilago, cancer and herpes. Various drug delivery systems like vesicles, microspheres, transdermal patches, nanoemulsions, microemulsions, microsponges etc. are available which are better than conventional drug delivery methods because these bypass systemic circulati...
ION EXCHANGERS: A USEFUL TOOL FOR SEPARATION AND SIMULTANEOUS PURIFICATION OF LYSOSOMAL CYSTEINE PROTEINASES, CATHEPSINS B, H AND L.
Lysosomes of mammalian tissues contain a number of cysteine proteinases such as Cathepsins B, H and L, which participate in intracellular protein degradation and are involved in various pathological disorders. These proteinases have been purified to ~ 1600 fold with ~25% yields from goat liver. These Cathepsins having similar molecular weight (~25,000 Da) were obtained as a single pool after initi...
PHYLLANTHUS RETICULATUS POIR. – AN IMPORTANT MEDICINAL PLANT: A REVIEW OF ITS PHYTOCHEMISTRY, TRADITIONAL USES AND PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES
The medicinal plants are widely used by traditional medical practitioners for curing various diseases in their day to day life. In traditional system of medicine different parts of Phyllanthus reticulatus are used for curing various ailments. Bark is used as astringent and diuretic. Leaves are antidiarrheal and roots are used for asthma. Fruit of the plant is used in inflammation. Phyllanthus reti...
Exploration of biological diversity for identification of novel bioactive molecules or therapeutically more potential than the marketed products is a continuous ongoing process for drug development research. Indian traditional therapies have been a part of our lifestyle since ages. Due to their knowing ability and applications, this knowledge has long been used as thriving sources for discovery of...
The plant Kalanchoe pinnata is widely used in ayurvedic system of medicine as astringent, analgesic, carminative and also useful in diarrhea and vomiting. Naturalized throughout the hot and moist parts of India. And lots of phytochemical and pharmacological work has done on leaves of plant but the root part is not focused. Hence we have selected roots for phytochemical analysis which will support ...
Solid lipid nanoparticles are at the forefront of the rapidly developing field of nanotechnology with several potential applications in drug delivery, research and clinical medicine, as well as in other varied sciences. Solid lipid nanoparticle (SLN) dispersions have been proposed as a new type of colloidal drug carrier system suitable for intravenous administration. Solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN...