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Title: Phytochemical and pharmacological screening of fruit of opuntia elatior mill
Researcher: Chauhan, Sanjaykumar Prakashbhai
Guide(s): Sheth, N R
Keywords: Pharmaceutical Science, Phytochemical Screening, Pharmacological screening
Upload Date: 19-Aug-2011
University: Saurashtra University
Completed Date: December, 2010
Abstract: Anaemia is defined as a reduction of haemoglobin concentration in the blood. Two billion people suffer from anemia worldwide and most of them having iron deficiency and haemolytic anaemia due to toxicants and oxidants. Bronchial asthma is characterized by increased airway reactivity to spasmogens and release of inflammatory mediators which results in acute bronchoconstriction, airway hyperresponsiveness and bronchial airway inflammation. Asthma is thought to affect about 3% of the population in most countries. About 70 80% of the world populations, particularly in the developing countries, rely on non-conventional medicine in their primary healthcare as reported by the WHO. There has been growing interest in alternative therapies and the therapeutic use of natural products, especially those derived from plants. Opuntia species (Cactaceae) are a well known and important plant widely used in several indigenous system of medicine for the treatment of various ailments, viz. asthma, inflammatory diseases, ulcer and diabetes. Betalains and phenolic compounds have been reported as the major phytoconstituents of this species. Different pharmacological experiments in a number of in vitro and in vivo models have convincingly demonstrated the ability of Opuntia species to exhibit various pharmacological activities, leading support to the rational behind several of its traditional uses. Due to remarkable biological activity of Opuntia and its constituents, it will be appropriate to develop them as a medicine. The literature study reveals that still today there is no record of phytochemical composition and pharmacological study of Opuntia elatior Mill. fruits in support of traditional and folkloric use. So present study aiming to study phytochemical and pharmacological screening of fruits of Opuntia elatior Mill., commonly known as Hathlo Thor belongs to the family Cactaceae.
Pagination: xiii, 260p.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10603/2300
Appears in Departments:Department of Pharmaceutical Science

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