Chandana Choudhury Barua

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Wound healing activity of methanolic extract of leaves of Alternanthera brasiliana Kuntz was studied by excision and incision wound model (in vivo) in Sprague Dawley rats and by Chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) model (In vitro) in 9-day-old embryonated chicken eggs. In excision wound model, compared to the control group, per cent contraction of wound was(More)
Lung cancer is the major cause of cancer-related mortality and is a growing economic burden worldwide. Chemoprevention has emerged as a very effective preventive measure against carcinogenesis and several bioactive compounds in diet have shown their cancer curative potential on lung cancer. Naringenin (NRG), a predominant flavanone found in citrus fruits(More)
CONTEXT The floral richness of the North-East Indian region cannot be neglected in context to its medicinal importance. Achyranthes aspera Linn. (Amaranthaceae; Prickly Chaff flower) is an indigenous plant species of this region. Although the local traditional healers have ethnomedical knowledge on the use of this plant, there is no scientific study on(More)
Chrysin, a naturally occurring flavone, abundantly found in numerous plant extracts including propolis and in honey is one of the most widely used herbal medicine in Asian countries. Nowadays, chrysin has become the foremost candidate exhibiting health benefits, owing to its multiple bioactivities such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic,(More)
Drymaria cordata hydroethanolic extract (DCHE) at 25, 50 and 100 mg/kg (p.o.) was administered to study anxiolytic effect. Different models for anxiolytic activity viz. Hole board, Open field, Elevated plus maze, Light/dark exploration model were used. In the hole board model, there was dose dependent and significant increase in the numbers of head pokes(More)
Anxiety related disorders are the most common mental illnesses and major cause of disability in man. Anxiolytic activity of methanol extract of leaves of A. brasiliana (L.) Kuntze (MEAB) was evaluated using hole board (HB), open field (OF), elevated plus maze (EPM) and light/dark exploration test (LDE) in mice. Its locomotor activity was studied using(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the analgesic and anti-nociceptive activity of hydroethanolic extract of Drymaria cordata Willd. MATERIALS AND METHODS Wistar rats and Swiss albino mice were used for studying analgesic and anti-nociceptive activity of Drymaria cordata hydroethanolic extract (DCHE) at doses 50, 100 and 200 mg/kg p.o. Various models viz. acetic acid(More)
Article history: Received on: 12/10/2013 Revised on: 31/05/2013 Accepted on: 19/10/2013 Available online: 31/10/2013 Alternanthera brasiliana Kuntze is a neotropical native species used against inflammation, cough and diarrhea etc. Traditionally it is used as hemostatic in north east India, but its excellent wound healing activity in excision, incision,(More)
Diabetic nephropathy is a serious microvascular complication for patients associated with diabetes mellitus. Recent studies have suggested that NF-κB is the main transcription factor for the inflammatory response mediated progression of diabetic nephropathy. Hence, the present study is hypothesized to explore the renoprotective nature of BAY 11-7082 an IκB(More)
Cancer chemoprevention is a strategy taken to block, reverse or retard the multistep process of carcinogenesis, including the blockage of its vital morphogenetic milestones viz. normal-preneoplasia-neoplasia-metastasis. Naturally occurring phytochemicals are becoming increasingly popular over synthetic drugs for several reasons, including safety, efficacy(More)