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   2004| January-March  | Volume 23 | Issue 3  
    Online since November 11, 2011

 
 
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Bronchodilator effect of alcoholic extract of Euphorbia hirta Linn
S Karpagam Kumara Sundari, CT Kumarappan, A Jaswanth, R Valarmathy
January-March 2004, 23(3):1-5
The bronchodilator effect of alcoholic extract of Euphorbia hirta Linn was evaluated at different doses (50,100 and 200mg/kg,p.o), using histamine aerosol test model. A dose dependent bronchodilator effect was observed in E. hirta pretreated animals. The extract of E. hirta at a dose of 200mg/kg was found to be more effective in histamine induced broncho constriction and a significant (p<0.001) effect was observed.
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Antibacterial studies on leaf extract of Elephantopus scaber Linn
S Suresh Kumar, P Perumal, B Suresh
January-March 2004, 23(3):6-8
Methanolic extract of Elephantopus scaber Linn was investigated for its antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus (NCIM – 2079), Escherichia coli (NCIM-2067), Bacillus subtilis (NCIM-2063), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (NCIM-2036), Proteus vulgaris (NCIM-2027) at 100 μg/disc by using disc diffusion method. The extract showed significant anti bacterial activity and were compared to chloramphenicol (30 μg/disc).
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Pharmacognostical and phytochemical studies on leaves of Dodonaea viscosa Linn
N Jawahar, R Manivannan, S Jubie, E Saiganesh
January-March 2004, 23(3):46-50
Leaves of Dodonaea viscose Linn  are used in the treatment of gout and rheumatism. This present work deals with pharmacognostical studies such as leaf constants, ash values, extractive values and also preliminary phytochemical studies of leaves of Dodonaea Viscosa Linn. 
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Prevention of Sutika-Makkal by oral administration of Katu Nimb kwath
Surekha J Dewaikar
January-March 2004, 23(3):26-33
Sutika makkal, the post delivery complication frequently occurring in women, is associated with the accumulation of blood in the uterus due to various reasons. Traditionally the Katu-Numb kwath is used for treatment of the condition. A study was carried out in 50 patients with history of complications in the delivery. They were grouped in two, one receiving the katunimb kwath and other remain as control. The treated group was relieved of the symptoms with significant results.
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Pharmacognostic studies on Gisekia pharnaceoides Linn
U Yasmin Stella, E Sasikala, G Srinivasa Rao, J Sangeetha
January-March 2004, 23(3):13-21
Gisekia Pharnaceoides Linn  is a diffuse subsucculent, glabrous herb. It is aromatic, aperient and act as powerful anthelmintic in cases of taenia. The plant possesses antibacterial, CNS depressant and anthelmintic activity. The present communication deals with the morphology, anatomy, microscopic constants, Physicochemical constants preliminary phytochemical studies and fluorescence analysis of whole plantof Gisekia Pharnaceoides Linn.
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Preliminary phytochemical studies on the roots of Cocculus hirsutus, Linn.
Sourabh Jain, Manish Lavhale, S Nayak
January-March 2004, 23(3):42-45
The roots of Cocculus hirsutus  (Linn) Diels was analyzed for preliminary phytochemical studies including physical constant (total ash, acid soluble and insoluble ash and moisture content), extractive values in different solvents (petroleum ether, benzene, chloroform, methanol and water), and phytochemical tests. The plant is well reputed in traditional system of medicine, present studies will help in further validation and standardization of the plant.
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Plants used in reproductive ailments by tribals of Nasik district (Maharashtra)
MV Patil, DA Patil
January-March 2004, 23(3):37-41
The study concerns the first-hand information gathered during ethnomedicinal surveys in Nasik district, Maharashtra, of plants traditionally used by aborigines and rural folks for the treatment of gynecological, genital and other related aspects. Uses of 25 angiospermic species belonging to 22 population. The paper gives botanical identity, family, local name, collection number and mode of administration.
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A note on the commercially exploited medicinal plnts of the velliangiri hills, Coimbatore district, Tamilnadu.
V Balasubramaniam, M Murugesan
January-March 2004, 23(3):9-12
Velliangiri hills is inhabited by many indigenous people mostly depending on ethnobotanical resources. Totally 41 species are found to be commercially exploited for medicines by these peoples. The pressure of commercial exploitation is seriously endangering many species.
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Determination of Puerarin from Pueraria tuberosa Dc by HPLC
Sateesh Kumar Chauhan, Brijpal Singh, Sudhakar Agrawal
January-March 2004, 23(3):22-25
A reverse phase High pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) method to determine puerarin in Pueraria tuberose was developed and described. The method involves separation of active compound using mobile phase consisting of acetonitrile: water: orthophosporic acid in the ratio of 32:67:01 and detecting the chromatogram at 280 nm using photodiode array detector. The sensitivity of the method was observed as 1.0 mg and linearity was observed between 1.0 mg to 8.0mg. The puerarin content of 3.02% w/w was found in crude P.tuberosa.  The proposed method in precise, sensitive, reproducible and easy to perform which can be used for detection, monitoring and quantification of puerarin in P . tuberose. 
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Macropropagation of the Indian medicinal plant Premna tomentosa willd
S Anbazhakan, S Balu
January-March 2004, 23(3):34-36
Premna tomentosa Willd .  is a moderate sized deciduous tree of apparently more economic and medicinal values. It is not commonly seen to be used by the medicinemen of Tamil Nadu now-a-days. The plant has been located in the plains and hills of Tamil Nadu, with the help of its varied vernacular names. It is in excessive biotic disturbance. It has been found to be in reproductive isolation, Hence, macropropagation of this plant has been contemplated and tried successfully for the first time. The results are reported.
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