Effect of the extract of Hypericum perforatum on neurodevelopment of regions related to pain control and convulsion
Hypericum perforatum (HP) is well-known by the population of the world as herb with antidepressant effect. Its various components, such as hypericin and hyperforin, provide many other effects for this plant, for example, antinociceptive and anticonvulsant. The aim of this work was to determine whether HP administration during pregnancy can cause changes in neurodevelopment related to pain control and seizures in rats...
Response of Rheum australe L. (rhubarb), (Polygonaceae) an endangered medicinal plant species of Kashmir Himalaya, to organic-inorganic fertilization and its impact on the active component Rhein
Many medicinal plant species, including Rheum australe L. (rhubarb), are being exploited from the wild source at an alarming rate. This has resulted in the loss of biodiversity of the species. Roots of R. australe have been used in traditional medicine for years for treating various kinds of diseases. The species has been ruthlessly harvested from the wild source and has become endangered. Consequently, preventing the...
Protective effect of eucalyptus oil on pulmonary destruction and inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in rats
Eucalyptus oil (EO), an essential oil isolated from Eucalyptus leaves, was examined for its effect on lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and Klebsiella pneumoniae-induced COPD in rats. The COPD model was induced by instilling intratracheally with LPS and K. pneumoniae. The test compound, EO (30, 100 and 300 mg/kg), prednisone acetate (10 mg/kg) or vehicle was instilled intragastrically after three weeks exposure to LPS and K....