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Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Comparative Overview
This review gives an overview of basic principles and commonalities of TIM and TCM and discusses key determinants of success, which these great traditions need to address to compete in global markets.
New anti-HIV-1, antimalarial, and antifungal compounds from Terminalia bellerica.
A bioactivity-guided fractionation of an extract of Terminalia bellerica fruit rind led to the isolation of two new lignans, together with 7-hydroxy-3',4'-(methylenedioxy)flavan and anolignan B, which possessed demonstrable anti-HIV-1, antimalarial, and antifungal activity in vitro.
Micropropagation of Hemidesmus indicus for cultivation and production of 2-hydroxy 4-methoxy benzaldehyde
After 12 months of cultivation in the field, the micropropagated plants were stable and showed uniform morphological and growth characteristic and the concentration of the root specific compound, 2-hydroxy 4-methoxy benzaldehyde per plant was 2–3 fold higher in micropropAGated plants though on unit dry root biomass basis it remained the same between two sources of plants.
Studies on the antioxidant activities of Desmodium gangeticum.
The results indicate that D. gangeticum extract has potent antioxidant activity.
Community structure and species diversity of Saddle Peak forests in Andaman Island
Saddle Peak forests, declared as a National Park, in Diglipur forest division of north Andaman, are characterized as humid tropical evergreen forests and a few species like Aglaiaandamanica, Artocarpus gomeziana, Bombax insignie were common in all the studied sites.