Emblica officinalis

Publication Title: 
Journal of conservative dentistry: JCD

AIM: To compare the effect of 20% aqueous extract of Terminalia chebula and Emblica officinallis with chlorhexidine as an anticaries mouthwash - an in vivo study. METHODOLOGY: 20% aqueous extract of Terminalia chebula and Emblica officinalis were prepared. Forty five high caries risk patients were divided into group 1,2,3 [ n=15]and asked to rinse with 20% aqueous extract of Terminalia chebula and Emblica officinalis, 0.2% Chlorhexidine for 40 seconds respectively.

Author(s): 
Velmurugan, Arumugam
Madhubala, Manavalan Madhana
Bhavani, Sreekrishnapillai
Satheesh Kumar, Kasinathan Subbaian
Sathyanarayana, Srinivasan Sai
Gurucharan, Natanasikamani
Publication Title: 
Phytotherapy research: PTR

Eleven decoctions, obtained from indian plants widely used in ayurvedic medicine, have been investigated as a possible source of molecules exhibiting biological activity on the interaction between DNA and NF-kB, a transcription factor involved in the expression of proinflammatory genes. Cystic fibrosis (CF) cell line stimulated by TNF-? has been used as inflammatory cellular model to determinate interleukin-8 (IL-8), one of the most relevant pro-inflammatory mediator in CF regulated by the NF-kB.

Author(s): 
Guerrini, Alessandra
Mancini, Irene
Maietti, Silvia
Rossi, Damiano
Poli, Ferruccio
Sacchetti, Gianni
Gambari, Roberto
Borgatti, Monica
Publication Title: 
Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology

Ayurveda is considered as the "science of life," because the ancient Indian system of health care focused views of man and his illness. India has an age-old heritage of traditional herbal medicine. Conventional drugs usually provide effective antibiotic therapy for bacterial infections, but there is an increasing problem of antibiotic resistance and a continuing need for new solutions. Hence, now herbal drugs are being preferred to synthetic antibiotics. 'Triphala' is a well-known powdered preparation in the Indian system of medicine (ISM).

Author(s): 
Prakash, Shobha
Shelke, Anup U.
Publication Title: 
Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The role of plant extracts and Ayurvedic polyherbal preparations in treating various ailments has been acknowledged since time immemorial. Studies based on the effect of these extracts in treatment of different diseases have also been well documented. Indian medicinal literature also emphasizes the synergistic effect of polyherbal drugs in restoring and rejuvenating immune system. This review focuses on the immunomodulatory potential of the polyherbal preparation, Triphala and its three constituents, Terminalia bellerica, Terminalia chebula and Emblica officinalis.

Author(s): 
Belapurkar, Pranoti
Goyal, Pragya
Tiwari-Barua, Preeti
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