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Shrivastava N.,Samrat Ashok Technological Institute | Datar M.,Samrat Ashok Technological Institute | Saxena R.C.,Pest Control and Ayurvedic Drug Research Laboratory
Biosciences Biotechnology Research Asia | Year: 2010

The plant Alstonia scholaris has been used in different system of traditional medication for the treatment of diseases and ailments of human beings. It is reported to contain various alkaloids, flavonoids and phenolic acids. It has been reported as antimicrobial, antiamoebic, antidiarrhoeal, antiplasmodial, hepatoprotective, immunomodulatory, anti-cancer, antiasthmatic, free radical scavenging, antioxidant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, anti-fertility and wound healing activities. There are also reports available for the traditional use of this plant for its cardiotonic, anti-diabetic and anti-arthritic properties. Many isolated constituents from Alstonia scholaris lack the reports of pharmacological activities, which support its further pharmacological studies. It is considered as one of the best Indian medicinal Herb. An attempt has been made to highlight the medicinal bark through the pharmacognostic studies. Priminary identification of phytoconstituents was performed. Source


Lone F.A.,Government Degree College | Lone S.,University of Pune | Aziz M.A.,k-Technology | Malla F.A.,Pest Control and Ayurvedic Drug Research Laboratory
International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences | Year: 2012

This paper reports an ethnobotanical study conducted during the year 2010 and 2011 in the tribal areas of District Kupwara. The study was aimed to document the traditional folklore knowledge of the local people about the use of different plants or their products. A large number of people belonging to various tribal groups or races were interviewed during field trips and asked questions regarding the traditional use of plants. The data collected reveals that about 48 plant species belonging to 30families find use in day to day life including medicinal, aromatic and cultural. Source


Patel S.,Vikram University | Jat S.S.,Pest Control and Ayurvedic Drug Research Laboratory | Meena P.K.,Pest Control and Ayurvedic Drug Research Laboratory | Patel R.,Pest Control and Ayurvedic Drug Research Laboratory | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology | Year: 2010

The study showed the effect of Vitex negundo crude extracts on mast cells degranulation activity. It was noticed that 100mg/kg.dose of the herbal drug when given p.o. to the albino rats showed 72% mast cells stabilizing activity which was similar to the standard drug Prednisolone .Only 20% cells were found disrupted the detail phytochemistry of extract showing this activity is under the process. Source

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