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Inventi Impact - Ethnopharmacology

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    Quarterly published in print and online ‘Inventi Rapid/Impact: Ethnopharmacology’ publishes high quality unpublished as well as high impact pre-published research and reviews catering to the needs of researchers and professionals. The journal covers all the areas under ethnic medicines. It welcomes articles pertaining to empirical knowledge of medicinal substances and their toxic potential as passed-on by oral tradition; scientific study of indigenous medicines; search for pharmacologically unique principles from existing indigenous remedies; formulation, manufacturing and quality control aspects of ethnic medicines.

  • MOSQUITO LARVICIDAL ACTIVITY OF RHIZOPHORA MUCRONATA
    P Dinesh, T Ramanathan*    Download Full Text

    Mangroves are salt tolerant plants able to grow in extremely saline habitats and tolerate salinity by various ecophysiological mechanisms. The fresh leaves of Rhizophora mucronata were collected from Krusadai Island, Mandapam, Rameswaram. Mosquitoes are one of the most dangerous vectors among the group of arthropods. Infections due to mosquitoes are a major worldwide health problem, with high ende...

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  • PHARMACOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF ANALGESIC AND CNS DEPRESSANT ACTIVITY OF A FLAVONOID GLYCOSIDE RUTIN HYDRATE
    P Naga Subrahmanyeswari*, P Srinivasa Babu, Lakshmi Sravanthi    Download Full Text

    The main aim of present study was the investigation of the analgesic and CNS depressant activities of rutin hydrate. Anxiety and depression are wide spread psychiatric disorders affecting around 5% of population. Furthermore, it is difficult to predict how the patient will respond to any given treatment. In the traditional system of medicine, many plants and formulations have been used to treat an...

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  • ANTIBACTERIAL AND ANTHELMINTIC ACTIVITIES OF AQUEOUS AND ALCOHOLIC EXTRACTS OF ACACIA CONCINNA (SHIKAKAI) PODS
    Vinaykumar Medisetti*, Ganga Rao Battu, Parvin Begum Sheik, Susmitha Samineni, Pushpa Ruthala, Ratnaraju Pothula    Download Full Text

    The currently available antibiotics and anthelmintic drugs from synthetic origin suffered with problems like gastro intestinal disturbances, undernourishment, anemia, eosinophilia, pneumonia and the high cost led to the evaluation of medicinal plants as alternative sources. The antibacterial activity tested by cup plate method and anthelmintic activity tested on Indian earth worms, Pheretima posth...

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  • PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL AND ANTI-CANCER INVESTIGATIONS ON NERIUM OLEANDER LEAVES
    A Sanjeeva Kumar*, S K Ammara Sadaf, Y Keerthana, K Laxma Naik, K Mahima, G Manesha, K Marudhvathi, J Ravindra Reddy    Download Full Text

    Present study was aimed to evaluate the phytochemical and anti-cancer activity of Nerium oleander leaves in selected cell lines in-vitro. Nerium oleander leaves were collected from local cultivating areas near to Anantapuramu, shade dried, mechanically made into powder. The powder was subjected to extraction by cold maceration method. The methanolic extract of Nerium oleander leaves was subjected ...

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  • ROLE OF ANNONA SQUAMOSA JUICE AS AN ANTIOXIDANT AND NEUROPROTECTIVE AGENT
    Kailash Sharma*, Milind Parle, Monu Yadav    Download Full Text

    Stress is an event that we all experience it in our daily life, diverges into multiple human disorders. Long term stressful episodes may cause oxidative damage, neuroinflammation and neurotransmitter imbalance that may lead to mental disorder such as anxiety, psychosis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s. Consumption of nutritional diets loaded with therapeutic constituents, may endow with beneficial ef...

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  • HEPATOPROTECTIVE ACTIVITY OF DESMODIUM OOJEINENSE (ROXB.).H. OHASHI AGAINST CCL4 INDUCED HEPATOTOXICITY
    Jayadevaiah K V*, Ishwar Bhat K, Bharathi D R, Vijaykumar M M J, Rajashekar K V    Download Full Text

    The objective of this study was to investigate the hepatoprotective activity of ethanolic extract of stem bark of Desmodium oojeinense (Roxb.). H. Ohashi against carbon-tetrachloride induced hepatotoxicity in wistar rats. The hepatoprotective activity of the ethanolic extract was assessed in CCl4 induced hepatotoxic rats. Alteration in the levels of biochemical markers of hepatic damage like SGOT,...

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