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Tiwari A.P.,Central Regional Center | Sikarwar R.L.S.,Deendayal Research Institute | Dubey P.C.,Forest Research and Extension Circle
Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources | Year: 2014

The paper provided ethnomedicinal uses of 33 plant species belonging to 33 genera and 26 families used by the tribal communities of Achanakmar- Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve (AABR), Central India. These plants are mostly used to cure seminal weakness, jaundice, antidote, kidney stones, skin disease, liver and spleen enlargements, etc. Part of the plant used, dosage, mode of drug preparation and administration in different ailments and diseases are described. Ethnomedicinal survey was conducted in the remote villages of AABR during the period 2007-2010. The plants species have been arranged alphabetically with their family, local name and ethnomedicinal uses. © 2014, National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR). All rights reserved.

Agrawal P.,Institute of Chemical Technology | Laddha K.,Institute of Chemical Technology | Tiwari A.,Deendayal Research Institute
Natural Product Research | Year: 2014

This study was undertaken to isolate and quantify azafrin in Alectra parasitica (Scrophulariaceae) rhizomes. A simple method for the isolation of carotenoid, azafrin, involves solvent extraction of the dried rhizome powder using a single solvent and further purification by recrystallisation. The structure of the compound was elucidated and confirmed by thin-layer chromatography, infrared spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance spectral analysis. A specific and rapid reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method was developed for the analysis of azafrin. The method was validated for accuracy, precision, linearity and specificity. Validation revealed that the method is specific, accurate, precise, reliable and reproducible. The proposed HPLC method can be used for the identification and quantitative analysis of azafrin in A. parasitica rhizomes. © 2014 Taylor & Francis.

Tiwari A.K.,Deendayal Research Institute | Chaturvedi S.K.,Deendayal Research Institute
Indian Journal of Environmental Protection | Year: 2012

A 20 km stretch of Paiswani river has been studied for physico-chemical characteristics, biological, macrophytes and social survey. Measures to control pollution for ingress points have been suggested. In this paper, an effort was made to delineate diffuse activities along the Paiswani river and study the resulting degradation. The paper also indicates an approach to manage these activities so as to minimize adverse impacts. © 2012 - Kalpana Corporation.

Tripathi M.,Deendayal Research Institute | Sikarwar R.L.S.,Deendayal Research Institute
Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge | Year: 2013

An ethnobotanical survey was carried out during 2005 -2009 in 20 villages of the Chitrakoot region to collect the information on traditional herbal formulations from the traditional practitioners. The first hand information regarding the traditional herbal formulations such as name of plants, used parts, ingredients, mode of preparation and application, dose and duration etc. was recorded from old and experienced traditional practitioners with the help of prescribed proforma. There are 47 plant species, 45 genera and 31 families used in different ailments and diseases like malarial fever, jaundice, skin diseases, dysentery, pneumonia, bone fracture, cough and cold and urinary disorders etc. described in the present communication.

Dixit S.K.,Deendayal Research Institute | Chaturvedi S.K.,Deendayal Research Institute
Indian Journal of Environmental Protection | Year: 2015

Ground water samples were collected from different villages of Karwi Tehsil of Chitrakoot district, Uttar Pradesh. These water samples from 20 sampling points of Karwi Tehsil were analyzed for their physico-chemical characteristics. Laboratory tests were performed for the analysis of samples for pH, hardness, chloride, alkalinity, TDS, etc. On comparing the results against drinking water quality standards laid by Indian standard (IS: 10500) and World Health Organization (WHO), it is found that some of the water samples are non-potable for human being due to high concentration of one or the other parameter. The usefulness of these parameters in predicting ground water quality characteristics were discussed. Thus an attempt has been made to find the quality of ground water in and around Karwi Tehsil, suitable for drinking purposes or not.

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