Amit Kar

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ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Trikatu is a very well known 'Rasayana' in Ayurveda and widely used as a polyherbal ayurvedic formulation in India. It consists of three well known plants, viz., Piper longum (PL), Piper nigrum (PN) and Zingiber officinale (ZO) in equal ratio. Trikatu has been prescribed for cough, cold, fever, asthma, respiratory problems and(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE An Ayurvedic herb, Swertia chirata (SC) have been used in treating various ailments such as hyperglycemia, leishmania, liver infections, inflammation, abdominal pain, bacterial infection, malaria etc. in Indian Systems of Medicine (ISM). AIM OF THE STUDY Study was designed to investigate the inhibition potential of the(More)
OBJECTIVE The seeds of Trigonella foenum-graecum (TFG) (family: Leguminosae) are widely consumed both as a spice in food and Traditional Medicine in India. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the inhibitory effect of standardized extract of TFG and its major constituent trigonelline (TG) on rat liver microsome (RLM) and cytochrome P450 (CYP450)(More)
The present study was aimed to develop a catechin (CA) loaded nanoemulsion based nano-gel for the protection of skin against ultraviolet radiation (UV) induced photo-damage and to ensure its enhanced skin permeability as well as bioavailability through transdermal route. The optimized nanoemulsion (CA-NE4) was prepared by spontaneous nano-emulsification(More)
BACKGROUND Andrographis paniculata, Bacopa monnieri and Centella asiatica are mentioned in Ayurveda for the management of neurodegenerative disorders. These plants and their phytomolecules, such as andrographolide, bacoside A and asiaticoside, were studied for their inhibition potential on pooled CYP450 as well as human CYP3A4, CYP2D6, CYP2C9 and CYP1A2 by(More)
The fruit of Dillenia indica L. is extensively used as a food additive. Betulinic acid (BA) is the most prominent secondary metabolite present in D. indica. This study screened the bioassay guided isolation of BA from D. indica and explored its tyrosinase inhibitory mechanism. Half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) of BA were calculated as 13.93µM and(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Ayurveda entails a scientific tradition of harmonious living and its origin can be traced from ancient knowledge in Rigveda and Atharvaveda. Ayurveda is a traditional healthcare system of Indian medicine since ancient times. Several Ayurvedic medicines have been exploiting for treatment and management of various diseases in(More)
OBJECTIVE Tinospora cordifolia is used for treatment of several diseases in Indian system of medicine. In the present study, the inhibition potential of T. cordifolia extracts and its constituent tinosporaside to cause herb-drug interactions through rat and human liver cytochrome enzymes was evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS Bioactive compound was(More)