Publication Title: 
Food and Chemical Toxicology: An International Journal Published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association

We have undertaken the studies to investigate the presence of various activities of the leaf extract of Ashwagandha (Lash), a commonly used shrub in Indian traditional medicine, Ayurveda. In the present study, we studied the effect of Lash against MNNG-induced genotoxicity in onion root tip cells. We report that Lash offered substantial protection against the mutagenic effects of MNNG.

Rani, G.
Kaur, K.
Wadhwa, R.
Kaul, S. C.
Nagpal, A.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Medicinal Food

Allium cepa (Family Liliaceae) is a reputed Indian medicinal herb that is prescribed as an effective remedy for several ailments in the Ayurvedic system of medicine. The aim of this study was to evaluate its efficacy against various events responsible for Type I allergic reactions. A herbal fraction (ALC-02) from A. cepa (bulb) inhibited histamine release and attenuated intracellular calcium levels in Compound 48/80-induced rat peritoneal mast cells. It also prevented Compound 48/80-mediated systemic anaphylaxis while lowering histamine levels in plasma.

Kaiser, P.
Youssouf, M. S.
Tasduq, S. A.
Singh, S.
Sharma, S. C.
Singh, G. D.
Gupta, V. K.
Gupta, B. D.
Johri, R. K.
Publication Title: 
Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America

There is no universally accepted treatment regimen and no evidence-based literature to guide management of hypertrophic scars. This article summarizes the existing literature regarding topical treatments such as silicone gel sheeting and ointment, onion extract, vitamin E, pressure garment therapy, massage therapy, and topical imiquimod 5% cream in the management of hypertrophic scars.

Foo, Chong Wee
Tristani-Firouzi, Payam
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine

BACKGROUND: Hitherto available sources from literature mentioned several wild growing Allium species as "edible" or "medicinally used" but without any further specification. METHODS: New data were gained during recent research missions: Allium plants were collected and shown to the local population which was asked for names and usage of these plants. RESULTS: Information was collected about current medical applications of sixteen wild species, nine of which belong to different sections of Allium subgenus Melanocrommyum.

Keusgen, Michael
Fritsch, Reinhard M.
Hisoriev, Hikmat
Kurbonova, Parvina A.
Khassanov, Furkat O.
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