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An update on Shankhpushpi, a cognition-boosting Ayurvedic medicine.
Shankhpushpi is an Ayurvedic drug used for its action on the central nervous system, especially for boosting memory and improving intellect. Quantum of information gained from Ayurvedic and otherExpand
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Ameliorative effects of stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) on testosterone‐induced prostatic hyperplasia in rats
The present study investigated the effects of stinging nettle (Urtica dioica L.) (UD) on benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) induced by testosterone. In vitro studies were conducted to assess theExpand
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Protective effects of Echinops echinatus on testosterone-induced prostatic hyperplasia in rats
Abstract Aim Echinops echinatus is one of the plants marketed as ‘Brahmadandi’ in India. Brahmadandi has the reputation of a potent aphrodisiac and hence it should have an androgenic mode of action.Expand
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Sphaeranthus indicus Induces Apoptosis Through Mitochondrial-Dependent Pathway in HL-60 Cells and Exerts Cytotoxic Potential on Several Human Cancer Cell Lines
Purpose. The study was designed to screen Sphaeranthus indicus, Ganoderma lucidum, and Urtica dioica for their anticancer activity against human cancer cell lines. Phytochemical screening of activeExpand
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Sphaeranthus indicus Attenuates Testosterone induced Prostatic Hypertrophy in Albino Rats
The present study reports the attenuating effect of Sphaeranthus indicus extracts (SI) on prostatic hyperplasia induced by testosterone in albino rats. In vitro studies were conducted to assess theExpand
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Effect of Benincasa hispida fruits on testosterone-induced prostatic hypertrophy in albino rats.
BACKGROUND Benincasa hispida Cogn. has been used traditionally in India for the management of urinary disorders. The fruit of B hispida is used as a diuretic and the seeds have been reported toExpand
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Effects of Phyllanthus acidus (L.) Skeels fruit on carbon tetrachloride-induced acute oxidative damage in livers of rats and mice.
OBJECTIVE The present study was undertaken with a view to validate the traditional use of Phyllanthus acidus (L.) Skeels fruit as a hepatoprotective agent. METHODS The 70% ethanolic extract of P.Expand
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Ganoderma lucidum is an inhibitor of testosterone‐induced prostatic hyperplasia in rats
The aim of the present study was to find out whether Ganoderma lucidum (GL) can be used as a clinically effective medicine for the management of prostatic hyperplasia. In vitro studies were conductedExpand
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Cognition boosting effect of Canscora decussata (a South Indian Shankhpushpi)
Abstract Aim of the study In southern India, ayurvedic practitioners traditionally employ the whole herb of Canscora decussata Schult. (CD) (Gentianaceae) as a traditional ayruvedic medicine,Expand
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A simple, rapid and sensitive spectrofluorimetric method for the determination of camptothecin
Camptothecin (CPT) represents a clinically useful class of anticancer agent. Proper identification and quantitation of the CPT in the plant extracts and in-vitro cell culture extracts is fundamentalExpand
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