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OBJECTIVES Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn. (Nymphaeaceae), also known as sacred lotus, is a well known medicinal plant. This article reviews the traditional uses, phytochemistry and therapeutic reports on different parts of N. nucifera viz. the seeds, rhizomes, leaves and flowers. This review also describes various compounds isolated from different parts of this(More)
Pueraria tuberosa (Willd.) DC is a perennial herb commonly known as 'vidarikanda', distributed throughout south east Asia. The plant's tuber is widely used in ethanomedicine as well as in traditional systems of medicine, particularly in ayurveda. It has been used in various ayurvedic formulations as restorative tonic, antiaging, spermatogenic and immune(More)
Stereospermum suaveolens (Roxb.) DC. is used in various Ayurvedic formulations to treat variety of disorders including inflammations, asthma, blood disorders, fevers, liver disorders etc. Quantification of the bioactive compound in S. suaveolens root extract (SSRE) was determined through RP-HPLC, in order to standardize the plant material with optimal(More)
Dietary spices and their active constituents provide various beneficial effects on the gastrointestinal system by variety of mechanisms such as influence of gastric emptying, stimulation of gastrointestinal defense and absorption, stimulation of salivary, intestinal, hepatic, and pancreatic secretions. Capsicum annuum (Solanaceae), commonly known as chilli,(More)
BACKGROUND Pueraria tuberosa (Fabaceae) is a well-known medicinal herbs used in Indian traditional medicines. The puerarin is one of the most important bioactive constituent found in the tubers of this plant. Quantitative estimation of bioactive molecules is essential for the purpose of quality control and dose determination of herbal medicines. The study(More)
Wedelia chinensis is a medicinal herb, traditionally used to treat variety of immunological disorders. The herb and its coumestans, wedelolactone (WL) and demethylwedelolactone (DWL) were demonstrated to possess several biological actions . This work was aimed to evaluate the in vitro immunomodulatory effect of DWL as well as the standardized Wedelia(More)
ii iii ABSTRACT This report documents experiments conducted to determine the head-loss characteristics associated with calcium silicate insulation debris accumulated on a sump screen. These experiments were performed under the direction of Los Alamos National Laboratory in facilities operated by the Civil Engineering Department of the University of New(More)
Capsicum annuum L. (family: Solanaceae) possesses therapeutic benefits for the treatment of rheumatism, neuropathy, psoriasis, flatulence and so on. In this study fruits of four different varieties of C. annuum from four different geographical regions in India were evaluated based on their total content of capsaicin. Ethanol extracts of the fruits were(More)
Chelidonium majus L. (Papaveraceae) is a medicinal herb used in various traditional systems of medicine to treat ulcer, cancer, oral infection, liver disorders, chronic bronchitis, asthma, etc. Different parts of this plant contain numerous therapeutically important alkaloidal constituents such as chelidonine, chelerythrine, sanguinarine, berberine and so(More)