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Cardamom, the fruits of Elettaria cardamomum Maton. (Zingiberaceae) commonly known as "Heel khurd" is used in Unani system of medicine to treat gastrointestinal disorders. A crude methanolic extract (TM), essential oil (EO), petroleum ether soluble (PS) and insoluble (PI) fractions of methanolic extract, were studied in rats at doses of 100-500, 12.5-50,(More)
The ill effects of green revolution include residues of extensively used chemical pesticides in various environmental components. The present study was designed to analyze the levels of organochlorine pesticide residues along with chemical composition in buffalo milk samples collected from different localities of Delhi. Milk monitoring can yield information(More)
Kidneys are the organs that have numerous biological roles. Their primary role is to maintain the homeostatic balance of body fluids by filtering and secreting metabolites (such as urea) and minerals from the blood and excreting the nitrogenous wastes along with water, as urine. Because the kidneys are poised to sense plasma concentrations of ions such as(More)
Small cardamom known as 'Heel Khurd’ (fruits of Elettaria cardamomum Maton.) and large cardamom 'Heel Kalan’ (fruits of Amomum subulatum Roxb.) are used in Unani System of Medicine to treat gastrointestinal disorders. These seeds are used as stomachic (Muqavvi-e-Meda), desiccant (Mujaffif), resolvent (Muhallil), digestive (Hazim) carminative (Kasir-eRiyah),(More)
From centuries ago man has been using herbs for medicinal purposes, in traditional system of medicine like Unani, Ayurveda, Chinese medicine number of herbs and drugs of plant origin are found to be useful in curing of various ailments. Oak galls (Mazu) is an out growths formed on the young twigs of the dyer's oak, Quercus infectoria (Fagaceae), as a result(More)
Natural products and dietary components have earlier been proven as potential chemoprotective agents, and continuous efforts are in progress to search for such new products. Gentamicin, an aminoglycoside antibiotic, is widely used for treating the infections caused by many gram negative bacteria. However, besides other unwanted effects, the drug causes(More)
Withania somnifera Dunal commonly known as Asgandh or Ashvaganadha is one of the most potent aphrodisiacs used in traditional systems of medicine. It is common herb found throughout the dried and subtropical parts of India. The root and leaves of plants are used for medicinal purposes. In traditional systems of medicine particularly Ayurveda and Unani the(More)
Herbicide usage has increased dramatically during the last two decades coinciding with the change in farming practices and increasingly intensive agriculture. This study thus assesses herbicide occurrence in the ground water of Delhi i.e. Atrazine and Simazine herbicide. Liquid-liquid extraction with dichloromethane and methanol as extracting solvents were(More)
'Gulnar farsi', male abortive flowers of Punica granatum L., are used for the treatment of diabetes mellitus in Unani medicine. Oral administration of its aqueous-ethanolic (50%, v/v) extract led to significant blood glucose lowering effect in normal, glucose-fed hyperglycaemic and alloxan-induced diabetic rats. This effect of the extract was maximum at 400(More)