Asok Kumar Tripathi

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Essential oil of seeds of Trachyspermum ammi (Linn.) Sprauge and its pure constituent thymol showed promising results when evaluated for larvicidal, oviposition-deterrent, vapor toxicity, and repellent activity against malarial vector, Anopheles stephensi. Thymol was 1.6-fold more toxic than the oil toward fourth-instar larvae of A. stephensi with LD50(More)
Cocaine is a popular drug of abuse and despite impressive advances in the understanding of its physiological, pharmacological, and toxic effects, its mechanism of immunosuppression at the cellular level is not well understood. In this paper we report the role of effector molecules like superoxide and nitric oxide in the antibacterial function of macrophages(More)
CONTEXT Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disorder. Habb-e-Asgand (HEA) is a polyherbal, Unani formulation widely used in the treatment of RA. Traditional systems of medicine or plant-based drugs are an attractive alternative treatment because of their professed efficacy in curing the disease. Medicinal herbs and herbal formulations are(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder. Allopathic treatments for RA have various side-effects and limitations. Majoon Suranjan (MS) is a polyherbal Unani formulation used to treat RA. Although it is widely used, evidence-based toxicity and efficacy data are not available. The present study was designed to assess the safety(More)
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