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  1. ANTI-BACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF EXTRACTS OF TACHYSPERMUM AMMI FRUITS Download Article

    Ch.Madhava Reddy, M.Vivek Vardhan, B.Shruthi, C.Mahesh Kumar, N.Sriram
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    This study was carried out with an objective to investigate the antibacterial activity of Tachyspermum ammi fruits extracts. In the present study, the anti-bacterial activity of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of Tachyspermum ammi fruits was evaluated for potential antimicrobial activity against medically important bacterial and fungal strains. The antimicrobial activity was determined using agar disc diffusion method. The antibacterial and antifungal activities of extracts were tested against Gram-positive—Staphylococcus aureus and Gram-negative—Escherichia coli human pathogenic bacteria. Zone of inhibition of extracts were compared with that of different standard drugs. The results showed that the remarkable inhibition of the bacterial growth was shown against the tested organisms. The phytochemical analyses of the plants were carried out. The antibacterial activity of the Tachyspermum ammi fruits was due to the presence of various secondary metabolites. Hence, these plants can be used to discover bioactive natural products that may serve as leads in the development of new pharmaceuticals research activities.

  2. Anti bacterial activity of Derris indica leaf extracts Download Article

    Sneha Sai, A. Lavanya, D. Kishore Kumar Reddy, M. Ramadevi, Ch. Madhav Reddy, E. Mohana roopa
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    Derris indica, family Fabaceae also known as Pongamia pinnata has various therapeutic properties. It shows activities like hepatoprotective, antirheumatic, hypoglycemic, anti bacterial etc. The plant leaves are is rich in flavanoids, alkaloids which are proved by phytochemical analysis. The aqueous, chloroform, methanolic and petroleum ether extracts were screened for anti bacterial activity using Bacillus subtilis and E. coli strain. The anti bacterial activity was performed using diffusion assay method using spread plate method. The study showed methanoilc and chloroform extracts have potent antibacterial activity. Thus Derris indica have abti bacterial activity along with other therapeutic activities.

  3. Astashine capsules: an excellent choice for eye fatique relieve Download Article

    Govind Shukla, Nagalakshmi Yaparthy, Jyothika Vanamali, G.Santosh Kumar, C.J. Sampath Kumar
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    Scientists long ago discovered that a class of naturally-occurring pigments called carotenoids held powerful antioxidant properties that are crucial for eye health. This carotenoid is called astaxanthin. Astaxanthin is produced by the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis when its water supply dries up, forcing it to protect itself from ultraviolet radiation. Astaxanthin is leaps and bounds more powerful than beta-carotene, alpha-tocopherol, lycopene, and lutein--other members of its chemical family. Astaxanthin exhibits very strong free radical scavenging activity, and protects eyes from oxidative damage. Astaxanthin is by far the most powerful carotenoid antioxidant when it comes to free radical scavenging: it is 65 times more powerful than vitamin C, 54 times more powerful than beta-carotene, and 14 times more powerful than vitamin E. Astaxanthin is far more effective than other carotenoids at "singlet oxygen quenching," which is a particular type of oxidation. The damaging effects of sunlight and various organic materials are caused by this less-stable form of oxygen. Astaxanthin is 550 times more powerful than vitamin E and 11 times more powerful than beta-carotene at neutralizing this singlet oxygen. Astaxanthin crosses the blood-brain barrier and the blood-retinal barrier which has huge implications for the health of eyes.

  4. Live Longer, Stay healthy, Feel better with Astashinecapsules Download Article

    Govind Shukla, Nagalakshmi Yaparthy, Jyothika Vanamali, C.J. Sampath Kumar
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    ASTASHINE capsule contains natural astaxanthin from Haematococcus pluvialis Astaxanthin has exceptional antioxidant activity to combat singlet oxygen when compared to other antioxidants. In particular, Astaxanthin can be used to defend against singlet oxygen damage, which are especially susceptible to aging effects.

    In this study, Astaxanthin extracted from Haematococcus microalgae powerfully quenched singlet oxygen. Results show that the quenching effect of Astaxanthin is 800 times greater than coenzyme Q10. Astaxanthin was also about 75 times greater than alpha lipoic acid, about 550 times greater than green tea catechins and about 6000 times greater than Vitamin C.the present Article reviews the role of ASTASHINE capsules as World’s most powerful Antioxidant and Anti-aging Nutrient.

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