Pichairajan Venkatesh

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ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn. (Nymphaeaceae) is a well-known aquatic plant which has been used for the treatment of several disorders including skin disease, cough, inflammation, fever and many other disorders. AIM OF THE STUDY To explore the immunomodulatory activity of extract of rhizome (NNRE) and seed (NNSE) of the plant. (More)
AIM OF THE STUDY To investigate the mast cell stabilization and antihistaminic activities of the rhizomes of Curculigo orchioides (COR). Extract of Curculigo orchioides Gaertn. (Fam. Amaryllidaceae) has been reported to possess immunostimulant, and anti-inflammatory potentials. In Indian traditional system of medicine it is also used as anti-asthmatic and(More)
Traditional systems of medicines need more evidence-based studies on both crude drugs and purified phytomolecules. Utilization of natural products as pharmacological tools could lead to a number of new major therapeutically active metabolites. Lead molecules are further screened for their potential in terms of quality control, safety assessments, and(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The major groups of phytonutrients found in plants include polyphenols, flavonoids, terpenes, amines, etc., all of which are observed to have potential anti-allergic activity. In this study, we evaluated the anti-allergic activity of the standardized extract of Albizia lebbeck with respect to the catechin, a polyphenolic phytomarker. (More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Ayurveda, derives from the Sanskrit words Ayus (life) and Veda (knowledge) is the most ancient system of traditional medicine of the world. It has been practiced in Indian peninsula since 5000 BC to offer natural ways to treat diseases and to promote healthcare. METHODOLOGY We reviewed the literature on the history,(More)
Histamine plays major roles in allergic diseases and its action is mediated mainly by histamine H(1) receptor (H1R). We have demonstrated that histamine signaling-related H1R and histidine decarboxylase (HDC) genes are allergic diseases sensitive genes and their expression level affects severity of the allergic symptoms. Therefore, compounds that suppress(More)
CONTEXT Decoctions of Baliospermum montanum Müll. Arg. (Euphorbiaceae) leaves are reported to be useful in the treatment of asthma and other respiratory complications in the Ayurvedic system. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the mast cell stabilization and antihistaminic activities of the chloroform (BMLC) and ethanol (BMLE) extracts of the leaves of Baliospermum(More)
Baliospermum montanum leaves yielded 3-hydroxy-2,4-dimethoxy-10-methyl-9-acridanone (1), an alkaloid from the CHCl₃ fraction. Spectroscopic analysis was performed to assign the structure of the new compound (1) and its absolute configuration. The compound was evaluated for its effect in anaphylaxis by estimation of the release of histamine in systemic(More)
Methanolic extracts of leaf, root, flower and aerial parts of Hypericum hookerianum were assessed for in vitro antioxidant activity using eight different models. Total antioxidant capacity, phenol and flavanol content of the extracts were determined to correlate between their antioxidant activity and constituents present therein. Results of in vitro(More)
Capsicum annuum L. (family: Solanaceae) possesses therapeutic benefits for the treatment of rheumatism, neuropathy, psoriasis, flatulence and so on. In this study fruits of four different varieties of C. annuum from four different geographical regions in India were evaluated based on their total content of capsaicin. Ethanol extracts of the fruits were(More)
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