Harsha V. Hegde

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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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND Genus Swertia is valued for its great medicinal potential, mainly Swertia chirayita (Roxb. ex Fleming) H. Karst. is used in traditional medicine for a wide range of diseases. Mangiferin one of xanthoids is referred with enormous pharmacological potentials. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to quantify and compare the anticancerous and(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM This study was designed to understand the effect of storage in polypropylene microcentrifuge tubes and glass vials during ultra-flow liquid chromatographic (UFLC) analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS One ml of methanol was placed in polypropylene microcentrifuge tubes (PP material, Autoclavable) and glass vials (Borosilicate) separately for(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)
The south Indian State of Karnataka, once part of several kingdoms and princely states of repute in the Deccan peninsula, is rich in its historic, cultural and anthropological heritage. The State is the home to 42,48,987 tribal people, of whom 50,870 belong to the primitive group. Although these people represent only 6.95 per cent of the population of the(More)
Achyranthes coynei is a rare, endemic perennial shrub reported from Karnataka and Maharashtra states of India. The plant is used to treat various disorders by folk healers and was proven to have antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. The present study was undertaken to evaluate microscopic and macroscopic characters of A. coynei stem, along with its(More)
BACKGROUND The herbal formulation consisting of Andrographis paniculata Nees., Cassia fistula L., Foeniculum vulgare Mill. and Cuminum cyminum L. is widely used by the local traditional practitioners in rural Northern Karnataka for spasmodic abdominal pain. OBJECTIVE The present study was undertaken to evaluate safety and spasmolytic effect of poly-herbal(More)