Gireesh M. Ankad

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BACKGROUND Achyranthes coynei Sant. (Family: Amaranthaceae) is a rare endemic medicinal plant used by local traditional practitioners to treat various diseases. The plant has been reported for promising antibacterial and antioxidant activities. However, the plant is not explored for its phytocompounds, especially triterpenoids. OBJECTIVE TO STUDY THE(More)
Aim of the study was to evaluate antioxidant activity and total phenolic content of Achyranthes coynei; an endemic plant used in treatment of several diseases in the same lines that of Achyranthes aspera by traditional practitioners of Belgaum region. Efficiency of extraction methods was studied for aerial parts (leaves, stem, and inflorescence) extracted(More)
BACKGROUND Sida L., is a medicinally important genus, the species of which are widely used in traditional systems of medicine in India. Pharmacologically, roots are known for anti-tumor, anti-HIV, hepatoprotective, and many other properties. Phenolic antioxidants help in reducing oxidative stress occurring during treatment of such diseases. OBJECTIVE The(More)
Chloroxylon swietenia DC is a traditional medicinal plant used to treat various disorders. To support its traditional utility as medicine, the present work aims at screening the antimicrobial activity and determining total phenolic and flavonoid contents with their antioxidant potential. Essential oils and methanolic extracts of leaves and bark were(More)
BACKGROUND Nothapodytes nimmoniana (Grah.) Mabb. is a high valued medicinal plant endemic to Western Ghats of India, distributed in fragmented populations. The plant is valued for potent anticancer drug camptothecin (CPT). OBJECTIVE The study compares and expounds variation in CPT content from leaves and stems of N. nimmoniana obtained from three(More)
BACKGROUND 'Vrikshayurveda', an ancient science of plant life described by Surapala, has clearly outlined a systematized agricultural practice that insisted on the use of Kunapa jala (KJ) and Pancha gavya (PG) to enhance the yield and quality of plants. OBJECTIVE An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of KJ and PG on growth, physiological,(More)
Spermacoce hispida L. is one of the important medicinal plants used in traditional systems of medicine. It is observed that, several times it is difficult to differentiate the plant from the other allied species from the same genus, Spermacoce, especially, when they are in drug form. Therefore, the present study aims to document the differences in the(More)
BACKGROUND Piper trichostachyon is a wild, endemic Piper species from Western Ghats of India. The folklore healers of Belagavi region use this plant, similar to Piper nigrum. AIMS The present study investigates the comparison between P. nigrum and P. trichostachyon using pharmacognostic parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS Pharmacognostic evaluation was(More)
Allophylus cobbe is a small tree and an ethnomedicinally important plant species belonging to the family Sapindaceae, traditionally used to treat various ailments. Previous work on the species led to show ethanolic extracts to be active against Ranikhet disease virus and have showed effects on central nervous system and hypothermia. However, literature on(More)