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Alcoholic extract of the stems of Coscinium fenestratum, a medicinal plant indigenous to India and Sri Lanka used in ayurveda and siddha medicine for treating diabetes, was studied for its carbohydrate metabolism effect and antioxidant status in streptozotocin-nicotinamide induced type 2 diabetic rats. Oral administration of C. fenestratum stem extract in(More)
Natural resources in general and plant materials in particular are receiving more attention due to their safety as pharmaceutical excipients. Present work assessed the potential of a natural polysaccharide, pectin to mask the bitter taste of ambroxol hydrochloride, by microencapsulation technique, and its possibility to formulate as a fast disintegrating(More)
Hygeia journal for drugs and medicines' is a half yearly international peer reviewed, open access journal specifically intended to publish papers concerning various aspects of Pharmaceutical sciences like Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Research on traditional and alternative medicnes etc. Original, informative and scientific research and review articles are(More)
Hygeia journal for drugs and medicines' is a half yearly international peer reviewed, open access journal specifically intended to publish papers concerning various aspects of Pharmaceutical sciences like Pharmaceutical Biology and other related fields. Original, informative and scientific research and review articles are invited for publication in the(More)
'Hygeia: journal for drugs and medicines' is a half yearly international journal specifically intended to publish papers concerning Pharmaceutical Sciences like Medicinal Chemistry, Original and informative scientific research and review articles are invited for publication in the journal. Manuscript should be typewritten, strictly following the "(More)
SUMMARY The antidiabetic potential of berberine was evaluated in a streptozotocin-nicotinamide induced type 2 diabetic rat model. On administration of graded doses of berberine to normal and experimental diabetic rats for 12 days, a significant (p<0.05) reduction was observed in fasting blood glucose levels. However, serum insulin levels failed to be(More)
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