• Publications
  • Influence
In vitro multiplication and ecorehabilitation of the endangered Blue Vanda
Rapid multiplication of endangered Vanda coerulea Griff ex. Lindl. (Orchidaceae) was achieved through culture of shoot tips of mature plants, shoot tips and leaf bases of 8-month-old axenic seedlingsExpand
Hepatoprotective studies on Hedyotis corymbosa (L.) Lam.
The results support the use of Hedyotis corymbosa as a hepatoprotective agent after it shortened hexobarbitone-induced sleeping time in mice, besides showing significant antilipid peroxidant effect in vitro. Expand
Foliar regeneration of the endangered Red Vanda, Renanthera imschootiana Rolfe (Orchidaceae)
Foliar meristem culture appears to have great potential for ex situ conservation and propagation of this extremely endangered orchid. Expand
Evaluation of hepatoprotective effects of Helminthostachys zeylanica (L.) Hook against carbon tetrachloride-induced liver damage in Wistar rats.
The results showed that significant hepatoprotective effect was obtained against CCl4-induced liver damage, by oral administration of Helminthostachys zeylanica methanolic extract as evident from decreased levels of serum enzymes and an almost normal architecture of the liver, in the treated groups, compared to the controls. Expand
Hepatoprotective studies on Sida acuta Burm. f.
Phytochemical studies confirmed the presence of the phenolic compound, ferulic acid in the root of Sida acuta, which accounts for the significant hepatoprotective effects observed in the present study. Expand
Hepatoprotective effect of three herbal extracts on aflatoxin B1-intoxicated rat liver.
It was concluded that the hepatoprotective effects of the three plant extracts observed in this study might result from their potent antioxidative properties. Expand
Anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of Drynaria quercifolia (L.) J. Smith.
The results suggest the presence of potent anti-inflammatory and analgesic principles in DQ that justifies its use for alleviating painful inflammatory conditions. Expand
Hepatoprotective effects of Pittosporum neelgherrense Wight&Arn., a popular Indian ethnomedicine.
Significant hepatoprotective effects were obtained against liver damage induced by all the three liver toxins, as evident from decreased levels of serum enzymes, glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase (SGOT) and an almost normal architecture of the liver in the treated groups, compared to the toxin controls. Expand
Micropropagation of terrestrial orchids, Anoectochilus sikkimensis and Anoectochilus regalis.
Two horticulturally important jewel orchids of the genus Anoectochilus were successfully micropropagated and were established in community pots and native forest habitat were free from any morphological and growth defects. Expand
Cytotoxic and antitumour principles from Ixora coccinea flowers.
The antitumour activity of Ixora coccinea L. (Rubiaceae) flowers was studied in comparison to intraperitoneally transplanted Dalton's lymphoma (ascitic and solid tumours) and Ehrlich ascites carcinoma (EAC) tumours in mice and inhibited tritiated thymidine incorporation in cellular DNA. Expand