VOL-3 ISSUE-2, April 2019

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1.Evaluation of antiurolithiatic potential in Crataeva religiosa: An in vitro study

By Mayuri Napagoda, Nisansala Madhumadhavi, Kanchana Vimukthi

Pages : 1-4

The antiurolithiaticpotential of methanolic extract of bark of Crataevareligiosa was studied using crystal nucleation, aggregation and dissolution assays. The in vitro assays revealed that the above extract is capable of preventing crystal nucleation and aggregation as well as dissolving the urinary calculi. Its efficacy was comparable with cystone, a marketed polyherbal combination. Thus, the study revealed that the bark of C. religiosa was a potent and promising antiurolithiatic agent, in acc

2.First isolation of stigmasterol from the indian medicinal plant Roscoea purpurea Sm. (Kakoli)

By Abir Chandan Barai

Pages : 5-6

Kakoli (Roscoea purpurea) is an important ingredient of Chyawanprash which is well known for its anti-ageing activities since the pre-historic period. While investigating the chemical constituents of Kakoli, herein we report the first isolation and spectroscopic characterization of a phytosterol stigmasterol 1 from the leaves of Roscoea purpurea. Energy minimized structure revealed that the molecule is 1.73 nm long having a polar ‘OH’ group attached at the end of an almost planar lipophilic st