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Turmeric is a spice derived from the rhizomes of Curcuma longa, which is a member of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae). Rhizomes are horizontal underground stems that send out shoots as well asExpand
Bactericidal activity of medicinal plants, employed for the treatment of gastrointestinal ailments, against Helicobacter pylori.
Evaluated the anti-Helicobacter pylori activity of 50 commonly used Unani (traditional) medicine plants from Pakistan that are extensively utilized for the cure of gastrointestinal disorders to explore the natural source for pilot compounds against Helicobacterpylori revealed significant anti- Helicobacterial activity of medicinal plants which could be the potential source of new bactericidal agents. Expand
Traditional medicine Cassia absus L. (chaksu)-pharmacological evaluation.
Results revealed that the CA of Cassia absus exerts centrally acting/ganglion blocking, anti-nicotinic, non-specific muscle relaxant and curare like activities. Expand
Antimicrobial screening of some Caesalpiniaceae
The hexane and methanol extracts of sixteen plants of the family Caesalpiniaceae, collected around Karachi, Pakistan, were phytochemically screened and tested for their antibacterial andExpand
Potent bactericidal constituents from Mallotus philippinensis against clarithromycin and metronidazole resistant strains of Japanese and Pakistani Helicobacter pylori.
In the quest for potent anti-Helicobacter pylori agents, we found 70% EtOH extract of Mallotus philippinensis (LAM.) MUELL. (MPM) with strong bactericidal activity at the concentration of 15.6-31.2Expand
New phenylethanoid glycosides from Cistanche tubulosa (SCHRENK) HOOK. f. I
Four new phenylethanoid glycosides, tubulosides A (II), B (VI), C (VII) and D (VIII), have been isolated from Cistanche tubulosa (SCHRENK) HOOK. f. (Orobanchaceae), together with four knownExpand
Anti-inflammatory and cytoprotective effects of selected Pakistani medicinal plants in Helicobacter pylori-infected gastric epithelial cells.
Results of the study revealed anti-inflammatory and cytoprotective effects of selected medicinal plants which could partially validate the traditional use of these plants in GI disorders particularly associated with Helicobacter pylori. Expand
Terpenic glycosides from Pluchea indica
Abstract Investigation of the aerial parts of Pluchea indica afforded five new terpenic glycosides, linaloyl glucoside, linaloyl apiosyl glucoside, 9-hydroxylinaloyl glucoside, plucheosides A and B,Expand
Effect of resveratrol on Helicobacter pylori-induced interleukin-8 secretion, reactive oxygen species generation and morphological changes in human gastric epithelial cells.
Evaluating the effect of resveratrol on the induction of IL-8, ROS and hummingbird morphology in H. pylori-infected gastric epithelial cells found it to be a potential candidate against various H.pylori related gastric pathogenic processes. Expand
Terpene and lignan glycosides from Pluchea indica
Abstract Investigation of the roots of Pluchea indica afforded a new monoterpene glycoside, plucheoside C, three new eudesmane-type sesquiterpenes, plucheols A, B, plucheoside E and three new lignanExpand