Seeds

Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Primary insomnia is a common health issue in the modern world. We conducted a systematic review of the auricular therapy, aiming to evaluate whether there are advantages of auricular acupuncture with seed or pellet attachments for the treatment of primary insomnia. METHODS: A search of relevant literatures was performed on major medical databases, including Medline, Embase, CENTRAL, CBM, CNKI, VIP, Wanfang Data and so on. Risk of bias evaluation, meta-analysis, sensitivity analysis and evidence rating of all extracted information were conducted also.

Author(s): 
Lan, Ying
Wu, Xi
Tan, Hui-Juan
Wu, Nan
Xing, Jing-Jing
Wu, Fu-Sheng
Zhang, Lei-Xiao
Liang, Fan-Rong
Publication Title: 
Phytotherapy research: PTR

Nelumbo nucifera, also known as sacred lotus, has primarily been used as food throughout the Asian continent, and its medicinal values have been described in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The purpose of this study is to systematically characterize the chemical profiling and pharmacological activities of N. nucifera. Herein, we critically reviewed and analysed the phytochemical and pharmacological reports of N. nucifera.

Author(s): 
Sharma, Bhesh Raj
Gautam, Lekh Nath S.
Adhikari, Deepak
Karki, Rajendra
Publication Title: 
Phytotherapy research: PTR

Screening was done of some plants of importance in the Ayurvedic system of traditional medicine used in India to treat enteric diseases. Fifty four plant extracts (methanol and aqueous) were assayed for their activity against multi-drug resistant Salmonella typhi. Strong antibacterial activity was shown by the methanol extracts of Aegle marmelos, Salmalia malabarica, Punica granatum, Myristica fragrans, Holarrhena antidysenterica, Terminalia arjuna and Triphal (mixture of Emblica of fi cinalis, Terminalia chebula and Terminalia belerica).

Author(s): 
Rani, Phulan
Khullar, Neeraj
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Terminalia chebula (Combretaceae) has been widely used in Ayurveda for the treatment of diabetes. In the present investigation, the chloroform extract of T. chebula seed powder was investigated for its antidiabetic activity in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats using short term and long term study protocols. The efficacy of the extract was also evaluated for protection of renal functions in diabetic rats.

Author(s): 
Rao, Nalamolu Koteswara
Nammi, Srinivas
Publication Title: 
Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition

A study was conducted to evaluate some plant parts (already tested for their antimethanogenic activity in in vitro gas production test in the authors' laboratory) as feed additive to combat methane emission from sheep. Sixteen male sheep with average body weight of 29.96±1.69 kg (22 months of age) were divided into four groups in a randomized block design. The animals were fed on a diet containing forage to concentrate ratio of 1:1. The concentrate fraction composed (in parts) of maize grain, 32; wheat bran, 45; deoiled soybean meal, 20; mineral mixture, 2 and common salt, 1.

Author(s): 
Patra, A. K.
Kamra, D. N.
Bhar, R.
Kumar, R.
Agarwal, N.
Publication Title: 
Research in Veterinary Science

The development of anthelmintic resistance has made the search for alternatives to control gastrointestinal nematodes of small ruminants imperative. Among these alternatives are several medicinal plants traditionally used as anthelmintics. This present work evaluated the efficacy of ethyl acetate, acetone, and methanol dried leaf and seed extracts of five medicinal plants were tested in vitro ovicidal and larvicidal activities on Haemonchus contortus.

Author(s): 
Kamaraj, C.
Rahuman, A. Abdul
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Molecular Medicine

To evaluate whether an aqueous seed extract of Terminalia chebula Retzius inhibited development of atopy in vivo, we used a 2,4-dinitrofluorobenzene (DNFB)-induced animal model of atopic symptoms to investigate the effects of the extract. We measured CD4+ cell numbers by hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining, and determined the expression levels of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9, interleukin (IL)-31, and T-bet genes, in this animal model.

Author(s): 
Nam, Dong-Yoon
Lee, Jin-Man
Heo, Jin-Chul
Lee, Sang-Han
Publication Title: 
Journal of Environmental Radioactivity

Seeds of Artocarpus hirsutus Lam., Garcinia xanthochymus Hook., Saraca asoca Roxb., Rourea minor Gaertn., Pterocarpus marsupium Roxb., Terminalia chebula Retz., Aporusa lindleyana (Wt.) bail., Holoptelea integrifolia Roxb. and Oroxylum indicum (L.) Vent. were collected from different regions of Western Ghats and exposed to different doses of gamma radiation using Co-60 source. The effect of irradiation was examined on germination, growth and vigor parameters.

Author(s): 
Akshatha, null
Chandrashekar, K. R.
Publication Title: 
Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy

A green one step facile synthesis of graphene nanosheets by Terminalia chebula (T. chebula) extract mediated reduction of graphite oxide (GO) is reported in this work. This method avoids the use of harmful toxic reducing agents. The comparative results of various characterizations of GO and T. chebula reduced graphene oxide (TCG) provide a strong indication of the exclusion of oxygen containing groups from graphene oxide and successive stabilization of the formed reduced graphene oxide (RGO).

Author(s): 
Maddinedi, Sireesh Babu
Mandal, Badal Kumar
Vankayala, Raviraj
Kalluru, Poliraju
Pamanji, Sreedhara Reddy
Publication Title: 
Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Aedes aegypti Linn is one of the most important mosquito species. The vectors are responsible for causing deadly diseases like dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever. Several chemical pesticides used to control these dengue vectors caused severe toxic significances on human health and other non-target beneficial insects. Therefore the current investigation has been made to access the bio-efficacy of the crude seed extracts of T. chebula against the dengue vector Ae. aegypti. The GC-MS analysis of crude seed extracts of T.

Author(s): 
Thanigaivel, Annamalai
Vasantha-Srinivasan, Prabhakaran
Senthil-Nathan, Sengottayan
Edwin, Edward-Sam
Ponsankar, Athirstam
Chellappandian, Muthiah
Selin-Rani, Selvaraj
Lija-Escaline, Jalasteen
Kalaivani, Kandaswamy

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