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Sowmya A.,Sengamala Thayaar Educational Trust Womens College | Nagarajan V.,SASTRA University
Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences | Year: 2014

Hepatotoxicity induced in albino rats by ferrous sulphate (100mg/b-w) and their hepatoprotective effect were studied by using aqueous extracts of Azima tetracantha. Regaining of liver parameters such as glucose, protein, bilirubin, cholesterol, ALP, SOD, CAT, Vitamin E, TBARS, Albumin and globulin to normal level after the oral administration of Azima tetracantha Lam. Source

Manikandaselvi S.,Sengamala Thayaar Educational Trust Womens College | Vadivel V.,SASTRA University | Brindha P.,SASTRA University
Journal of Food and Drug Analysis | Year: 2016

In the present, work chemical composition and nutritional value of aerial parts of Cassia occidentalis L. was studied. The aerial parts of C. occidentalis possess favorable physicochemical properties with good nutritional value, such as high energy value, crude fibers, and vitamin levels. The X-ray fluorescence spectrophotometry data revealed that the sample is rich in minerals, especially in Fe, Ca, K, and Mn. Further, minerals such as Mg, Zn, Cu, Na, P, and S are present in good amount and depicted the nutritional value of the selected material. The plant sample is rich in phytochemicals such as flavonoids, alkaloids, lignin, tannins, and phenols. The presence of phytochemical constituents was confirmed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry profile and high-performance thin layer chromatography fingerprinting techniques. The findings stimulate the on-farm cultivation of C. occidentalis on a large scale to relieve the iron deficiency in local community, and it can be used as a dietary supplement to treat anemia. © 2016. Source

Gayathri U.,Sengamala Thayaar Educational Trust Womens College | Venkatraman B.R.,P.A. College | Arivoli S.,Thiruvikacollege
E-Journal of Chemistry | Year: 2011

The main purpose of this work was to exploit low cost and efficient sorbents for the removal of copper from aqueous solution using Cynodon dactylon carbon. It was observed from the experimental results that almost 90-100% copper can be removed from the aqueous solution. Adsorption kinetics and equilibrium have been investigated as a function of initial copper ion concentration. pH, contact time and adsorbent dosage. Kinetics studies suggested that the adsorption allowed first order reaction. Equilibrium data were analyzed using Langmuir and Freundlich isotherm models. On the basis of experimental results and the model parameters, it can be concluded that the carbonaceous Cynodon dactylon is effective for the removal of copper ion from aqueous solution. Source

Victoria J.,Sengamala Thayaar Educational Trust Womens College
Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology | Year: 2011

Antifungal activity of selected Indian medicinal plant extracts against the dandruff causing pathogen. Plant extracts were prepared from Citrus limon, Emblica officinalis, Trigonella foenum graecum, Vitis vinifera, Papaver somniferum and Allium cepa in different concentration. The prepared aqueous plant extracts were added to the wells of Malassezia furfur inoculated plates. The results were showed that Citrus limon extract has maximum zone of inhibition than other plant extracts, and there was no effect on Papaver somniferum and Allium cepa. Source

Manikandaselvi S.,Sengamala Thayaar Educational Trust Womens College | Vadivel V.,SASTRA University | Brindha P.,SASTRA University
Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research | Year: 2016

Objective: Capparis spinosa L. (Caper) is a perennial spiny bush that bears rounded, fleshy leaves and big white to pinkish-white flowers. It is native to the Mediterranean region and growing wild on walls or in rocky coastal areas throughout India. Even though it has been used in traditional Indian system of medicines for various human diseases, the summation of its medicinal properties is lacking. Hence, the present review focused to provide collective information regarding the medicinal value of C. spinosa. Methods: Literatures were collected from online resources like Scopus, Sciencedirect etc., related to the pharmacological activities of Capparis spinosa and the available information were summarized and given in the review. Results: C. spinosa has anthelminthic, cytotoxic, anti-inflammatory, antiarthritic, antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, cardiovascular, chondroprotective, antidiabetic, hypolipidemic, antiallergic and antihistaminic, immunomodulatory, anticarcinogenic, and antihepatotoxic activity. The phytochemicals identified in this plant were lipids, alkaloids, glucocapperin, and polyphenols. Conclusion: This review attempts to encompass the available literature on C. spinosa with respect to its pharmacognostic characters, chemical constituents, nutritional characters, various pharmacological activities, traditional uses, and modern use. © 2016, Innovare Academics Sciences Pvt. Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

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