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The herb Pterospermum acerifolium (Sterculiaceae) is found all over the world. This plant is also known by the names Kanakchampa, Karnikara, Muchukunda, and Matsakanda. It reaches a height of 60 feet. The plant’s leaves are frequently used as a haemostatic and in Indian proprietary medications to treat diabetes. Antioxidant, antiulcer, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, hypoglycemic, immunosuppressive, wound…
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November 10, 2021 0

Overview on Prosopis cineraria (L.) Druce: A State Tree of Rajasthan and Telangana

Cineraria Prosopis (L.) Leguminosae, Druce family, Synonym Prosopis spicigera, also known as Khejri, Janti, and Sami, is a deep-rooted, nitrogen-fixing, multipurpose tree native to India’s scorching deserts. It contributes to the region’s ecological stability by giving significant support to humans, cattle, and nutrient-depleted soils. Rajasthan and Telangana each have it as their state tree. It…
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October 21, 2021 0

Plants in Herbal Medicine; Their Traditional Uses, Chemistry and Biology

The first textbook to cover the exciting multidisciplinary areas of herbal medicine, this valuable book is a must-have. The book focuses on the traditional applications of over 400 medicinal plants that grow in the West African sub-region and other areas with similar climatic conditions. It also discusses secondary metabolic products, emphasising the existence of alkaloids,…
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September 2, 2021 0

Investigation of Bioactive Compounds and Antioxidant Activity of Excoecaria agallocha L.: Critical Overview

Mangrove survives in the most hostile environment with fluctuating tidal and saline regime. The present work focused on a detailed study on quantitative estimation of phytoconstituents and DPPH radical scavenging activity of Excoecaria agallocha L., a mangrove from Kattiparambu and Chirackal of Ernakulam District, Kerala. Preliminary phytochemical investigation indicated the presence of biologically active metabolites…
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May 26, 2020 0