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2022 ◽  
pp. 1-7
Shadab Ahmad ◽  
Alka Raj Pandey ◽  
Suriya Pratap Singh ◽  
Sushmita Singh ◽  
Koneni V. Sashidhara ◽  

2021 ◽  
Vol 11 ◽  
Pranay Wal ◽  
Nikita Saraswat ◽  
Ankita Wal ◽  
Rashmi Saxena Pal ◽  
Deepa Maurya

Background: Diabetes mellitus is a disease and endocrine disorder and it's a growing health problem in various countries. The prevalence of diabetes rises worldwide including South Africa 5.4% in 2025 increases as expected. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated the diabetes mellitus problem in adults 173 million in developing counties. In this research observation of glucose levels indicated the diabetic state in Wistar rats by resulting from Streptozotocin administration and using a Metformin as a standard dose. This study demonstrated the acute oral toxicity and subacute oral toxicity of ethanolic extract of Saraca asoca leaves and Asparagus racemosus roots and showed the antidiabetic activity. Objective: To perform acute toxicity studies and sub-acute toxicity of the polyherbal ethanolic extract on the vital organ and isolated organ and record and noticed the visible changes on organs of each group of Wistar rats. Explore the hypoglycaemic action of the polyherbal extract of Saraca asoca and Asparagus racemosus. Methods: Wistar rats were divided into required groups for toxicity study first is acute oral toxicity 5,50, 300,2000 mg/kg body weight. Subacute oral toxicity studies were performed by administering a 250, 500, 1000mg/kg body weight. For demonstrating the antidiabetic activity the animals divided into 5 groups 1 normal control given saline group 2 standard dose Metformin compulsory dose groups 3 Streptozotocin-Induced diabetic 150mg/kg body weight body weight, groups 4 ethanolic extracts at a 100mg/kg groups 5 ethanolic extract 200mg/kg. On the last day of all the dosing period examined the Blood glucose levels and body weights of rat and histopathology studied were done by animal sacrifice and cut organs such as tissue pancreas, spleen, heart, lungs, liver, and kidney, placed on the slide and done a microscopic examination. Data selection has been complete by research papers from many databases such as NCBI, Web of science and Science direct and PubMed from year 1989 to 2020 by utilize research. skeywords such as “Antidiabetic”, “Saraca indica”, “Asparagus racemosus”, “ethanolic polyherbal extract”, “oral toxicity study”, “histopathology”, “Streptozotocin. Results : The polyherbal ethanolic extract of Saraca asoca and Asparagus racemosus at a dose of 100mg/kg and 200mg/kg was showed better effects against Streptozotocin-Induced diabetic 150mg/kg body weight body weight. All the extracts showed significantly (P <0.05) and it is safe and non-toxic nature by performed a toxicity study acute and subacute oral toxicity and the bodyweight are also improved, no inflammation and erosion are seen on any organs of Wistar rat by demonstrated a histopathology analysis. Conclusions: The polyherbal ethanolic extract of Saraca asoca and Asparagus racemosus showed hypoglycaemic activity against STZ-induced diabetes in experimental Wistar rats in Wistar rats. The results are shown beneficial effects of these ethanolic extract it helps in improving the changes in lipid metabolism, and protect the organs of Wistar rat liver, kidney, spleen, pancreas, lungs, heart against due to impairment of blood glucose and also in body weight. All organs were weighted and cut the tissue of organs and stained from eosin dye and changes observed by microscopy photos. no signs of inflammation and erosion.

2021 ◽  
Vol 9 (9) ◽  
pp. 1951-1957
Kinjal Unadkat ◽  
Muthiah Daniel ◽  
Dilip K. Jani

Background: In the current scenario, plant-based traditional medicines are providing a base for treating various diseases. It has been reported that 80% of the population of the world depends upon traditional medicine. It has been also shown that many factors like habitat, climate, temperature, season etc can affect the quality of medicinal plants. The study was conducted to explore such Ayurvedic documented literature with pharmacognostical study. Aim: To study macroscopic and microscopic characters of the drug samples collected in four different seasons according to Ayurveda classics. Materials & Methods: In the present study, four samples of Asparagus race- mosus were collected in four different seasons- Grishma, Pravrut, Sharad and Shishira Ritu (May, June, October, and January) based on Ayurveda classics for comparing the pharmacognostic characters so that they can be dis- tinguished from each other. Results and Discussion: The influence of seasons on four different samples was observed in terms of the sizes of roots, xylem vessels, phloem, raphide bundles of calcium oxalate etc. Conclusion: The seasons on the roots of Shatavari exhibited an effect in macroscopical and microscopical characters. Thus, it can be said that the season for collection of the drug has an important role to validate the factors that influence the potency of the drug. Keywords: Ayurveda, Shatavari, Asparagus racemosus, Dravya Sangraha Kala, Pharmacognostical study

Reeta Tripathi

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to determine the quality of bioactive phytochemicals in Asparagus racemosus willd roots. Asparagus racemosus willd. is generally known as Shatavari in the Indian traditional system (Ayurveda). It is a well-known herb in Ayurveda. It is grown in Sri Lanka, Nepal, tropical areas of India and the Himalayas. Ayurveda medicine is a medical system that has its origins in the Indian subcontinent. Modernized and globalized practices derived from Ayurveda traditions are complementary or alternative medicine. Ayurveda therapies and practices have been integrated into medical use and general wellness applications in the Western world. Therefore, this paper aims to present an overview of pharmacognostical, traditional, phytochemical investigations on the roots of the plant Asparagus recemosus Willd. Keywords Asparagus racemosus, phytoconstituents, pharmacognostical, phytochemical


Objective: On the basis of traditional use and Ethno pharmacological evidences Boerhavia diffusa whole plant and root part of Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari) both are widely used to enhance the immunity. But in combination there is no scientific evidence so current study was designed. Methods: Laboratory based study, namely, carbon clearance, cyclophosphamide induced immune suppression and neutrophil adhesion was designed using mice as an experimental animals in different combination of aqueous whole plant extract of B. diffusa and methanol extract of root part of A. racemosus were used as a test drug in the ratio 1:1, 1:2, and 2:1 (100 mg/kg) against the established standard drug Ashwagandha. Results: The results revealed that animals treated with combined extract (1:1, 1:2, and 2:1) at a dose of 100 mg/kg increase rate of carbon clearance from blood, there is significance alternation in blood parameter in cyclophosphamide group and also improve the Neutrophil adhesion when treated with different combination of polyherbal formulation treated groups. Conclusion: The polyherbal formulation in different ratio showing good significant immunomodulatory activity as compare to standard.

2021 ◽  
Vol 12 (1) ◽  
Daisy Savarirajan ◽  
V. M. Ramesh ◽  
Arunachalam Muthaiyan

AbstractFungal infections are among the most difficult diseases to manage in humans. Eukaryotic fungal pathogens share many similarities with their host cells, which impairs the development of antifungal compounds. Therefore, it is desirable to harness the pharmaceutical potential of medicinal plants for antifungal drug discovery. In this study, the antifungal activity of sixteen plant extracts was investigated against selected dermatophytic fungi. Of the sixteen plants, the cladode (leaf) of Asparagus racemosus, and seed extract of Cassia occidentalis showed antifungal activity against Microsporum gypseum, Microsporum nanum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes and Trichophyton terrestre. The plant antifungal compounds were located by direct bioassay against Cladosporium herbarum. IR and NMR spectrometry analyses of these compounds identified the presence of saponin (in A. racemosus) and hydroxy anthraquinone (in C. occidentalis) in these antifungal compounds. The antidermatophytic activity of plant anthraquinone and saponins with reports of little or no hemolytic activity, makes these compounds ideal for alternative antifungal therapy and warrants further in-depth investigation in vivo.

Monika D. Bhalodiya ◽  
Jayant R. Chavda ◽  
Nilesh K Patel ◽  
Ajay I. Patel ◽  
Ravi A. Manek

This study is aimed to evaluate extraction capacity of different solvents through determining total phenolic content, total flavonoid content, total saponin content, and an antioxidant assay of different solvent extracts (toluene, dichloromethane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, ethanol, methanol, water, 60% aqueous methanol, 60% aqueous ethanol and 60% aqueous acetone) of Asparagus racemosus (A. racemosus) root. The 60% aqueous methanol shows the highest extracting yield, in contrast, toluene shows the lowest yield. Highest total phenolic content (220.8±0.74mg GAE/g), total flavonoid content (219.3±0.64mg QCE/g), total tannin content (108.4±0.88mg GAE/g) were found from acetone extract. The methanol extract showed the highest saponin content (579.4±2.85mg ESE/g). Antioxidant potential determines by using various in vitro methodologies such as DPPH, FRAP, and ABTS assay. The lowest IC50 value was found in acetone extract and thus it exhibited the highest antioxidant activity. The highest correlation was found between phenolic content and the antioxidant assay. It seems that phenolic contents are responsible for free radicle scavenging activity. From the observation, it concluded that acetone extract rich with polyphenolic content and methanol extract shows the highest amount of saponin content.

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