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“Spicing Up” of the Immune System by Curcumin
Curcumin’s reported beneficial effects in arthritis, allergy, asthma, atherosclerosis, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, and cancer might be due in part to its ability to modulate the immune system, and these findings warrant further consideration of curcumin as a therapy for immune disorders.
The evaluation of the radioprotective effect of Triphala (an ayurvedic rejuvenating drug) in the mice exposed to gamma-radiation.
Toxicity study showed that triphala was non-toxic up to a dose of 240 mg/kg, where no drug-induced mortality was observed and the optimum protective dose of triphla was 1/28 of its LD50 dose.
The evaluation of nitric oxide scavenging activity of certain Indian medicinal plants in vitro: a preliminary study.
The present results suggest that these medicinal plants might be potent and novel therapeutic agents for scavenging ofNO and the regulation of pathological conditions caused by excessive generation of NO and its oxidation product, peroxynitrite.
Radioprotective Potential of Plants and Herbs against the Effects of Ionizing Radiation.
The results obtained from in vitro and in vivo studies indicate that several botanicals such as Gingko biloba, Centella asiatica, Hippophae rhamnoides, Ocimum sanctum, Panax ginseng and Podophyllum hexandrum protect against radiation-induced lethality, lipid peroxidation and DNA damage.
Influence of Ginger Rhizome (Zingiber officinale Rosc) on Survival, Glutathione and Lipid Peroxidation in Mice after Whole-Body Exposure to Gamma Radiation
The ZOE treatment protected mice from GI syndrome as well as bone marrow syndrome and had a dose-dependent antimicrobial activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhimurium, Escherichia coli and Candida albicans.
Radioprotection and radiosensitization by curcumin.
  • G. Jagetia
  • Biology
    Advances in experimental medicine and biology
  • 2007
This chapter gives an overview of the radioprotective and radiosensitizing effect of curcumin, a yellow pigment present in the rhizomes of turmeric that has been used in Southeast Asia to give yellow color and flavor to curries.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.), a dietary supplement, protects mice against radiation-induced lethality: mechanism of action.
The radioprotective effect of hydroalcoholic extract of ginger rhizome (Zingiber officinale; ZOE) was studied in mice and Ginger was found to scavenge *OH, O2*- and ABTS*+ radicals in a dose-dependent manner in vitro.
Evaluation of the radioprotective effect of bael leaf (Aegle marmelos) extract in mice
AME treatment reduced the symptoms of radiation‐induced sickness and increased survival, and the radioprotective action might be due to free‐radical scavenging and arrest of lipid peroxidation accompanied by an elevation in glutathione.
Evaluation of anticancer activity of the alkaloid fraction of Alstonia scholaris (Sapthaparna) in vitro and in vivo
The anticancer effect of various doses of an alkaloid fraction of Sapthaparna, Alstonia scholaris (ASERS), was studied in vitro in cultured human neoplastic cell lines and in Ehrlich ascites carcinoma bearing mice.