Although the query would be easier to answer for Eflora members in Madhya Pradesh i am hopeful anyone else may also offer useful inputs. Also if anyone from Madhya Pradesh Bhopal would be able to tell me if its seeds or saplings are available in any nursery in Bhopal it would be very useful. Even after seeing the video several times I could not capture the name Tameshwar, nor is this name mentioned in connection with any plant on the net or scientific books I have, but if creeper in question is one shown in opening shots and then again towards the end in this video, it should be Argyreia nervosa Burm. I hope I am right.
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Nikunj B. Patel , Varsha J. Galani , and Bharatkumar G. Patel Nikunj B. Patel Department of Pharmacology, A. College of Pharmacy and G. Patel Varsha J. Galani Department of Pharmacology, A.
Galani Bharatkumar G. Varsha J. Galani, Department of Pharmacology, A. E-mail: moc. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. The immunomodulatory activity was also evaluated for the same doses, and treatment of ASE was done using the hemagglutination test. Both the doses of ASE showed antistress activity in all the tested models. The ASE-treated animals showed a decrease in immobility time and an increase in anoxic tolerance time in swimming endurance and the anoxic tolerance tests, respectively.
The effect of glacial acetic acid and pentylenetetrazole were also reduced by decreasing the number of writhing responses and increasing the onset of convulsions, respectively. In the cold restrained stress and aspirin-induced gastric ulcer models, ASE showed a significant reduction in the ulcer index. Pretreatment with ASE significantly ameliorated the cold stress-induced variations in biochemical levels such as increased plasma cholesterol, triglyceride, glucose, total protein, and cortisol.
ASE was also effective in preventing the pathological changes in the adrenal gland, due to cold restrained stress, in rats. In mice immunized with sheep red blood cells, the treatment groups subjected to restraint stress prevented the humoral immune response to the antigen. The immunostimulating activity of the ASE was indicated by an increase in the antibody titer in mice pre-immunized with sheep red blood cells and subjected to restraint stress.
The findings of the present investigations indicate that the ASE has significant antistress activity, which may be due to the immunostimulating property and increased resistance, nonspecifically, against all experimental stress conditions. India has vast ethnobotanical knowledge, since ancient times. Origin of all such knowledge in India is from the great tradition of Ayurveda, which is a living tradition of practice even today.
One such plant, Argyreia speciosa Linn. Argyreia speciosa, commonly known as the elephant creeper, is found throughout India except in the dry western regions, up to a feet elevation. It is cultivated in the gardens as an ornamental plant for its green leaves and beautiful rose purple flowers. The plant is extensively used in the indigenous system of medicine.
The roots of this plant have been regarded as tonic, aphrodisiac, and bitter. The roots of this plant are also used for rheumatism, gonorrhea, chronic ulcer, and diseases of the nervous system. The major constituents isolated from the plant are friedelin, ergine, agroclavine, penniclavine, chanclavine, ergometrine, quercetin, kaempferol, scopoletin, and hexadecanyl p-hydroxycinnamate.
Several investigations have proposed that this plant possesses nootropic, aphrodisiac, immunomodulatory, hepatoprotective, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antihyperglycemic, anti-diarrheal, antimicrobial, antiviral, nematicidal, antiulcer, anticonvulsant, and central nervous system-depressant activities. Hence, the present study is designed to evaluate the antistress effect of hydroalcoholic extract of A. A specimen of the plant was kept in the herbarium of our institute Voucher No.
The plant material was completely dried under the shade and powdered. Freshly prepared aqueous solution of the dried extract of A.
Preliminary phytochemical screening The hydroalcoholic extract of the Argyreia speciosa roots was tested for the presence of carbohydrates, proteins, alkaloids, flavonoids, glycosides, saponins, tannins, and essential oils using the standard procedures. Healthy Wistar albino rats of either sex — g were used for the cold restrained stress test and aspirin-induced ulceration model. The animals were housed under standard conditions, with a commercial pellet diet and had free access to water.
The animals were acclimatized to the laboratory environment for one hour before the experiments. The animals were randomly distributed into groups of six animals each.
All experiments were conducted during the light period Drugs Diazepam Ranbaxy, India was used as the standard drug positive control in various stress models. Pentylenetetrazol Sigma, USA was used to produce convulsions in mice. Aspirin Cadila Healthcare, India was used to produce ulcers in the experimental animals. All the chemicals and reagents used for the biochemical studies were commercial grade analytical reagents. Swimming endurance test The mice were randomly divided into four groups of six animals each.
On the seventh day, the mice were subjected to anoxic stress by keeping them in a confined airtight ml glass jar. The time taken for the mice to exhibit the first clonic convulsion was taken as the end point. The animals were removed immediately from the vessel for recovery and resuscitated if needed. At the end of the seventh day, writhing was induced one hour after oral and 30 minutes after intraperitoneal administration of the drug by giving 0.
The number of writhing responses produced were recorded for 20 minutes. The treatment groups were pretreated with hydroalcoholic extract of A. The onset of convulsions, duration of convulsions, and mortality protection were recorded.
These samples were used to analyze cholesterol,[ 11 ] triglyceride,[ 12 ] glucose,[ 13 ] total proteins,[ 14 ] and cortisol.
Microscopic sections of these adrenal glands were prepared and observed for histological changes. The ulcer index of the glandular mucosa was calculated according to the method of Ganguly and Bhatnagar, All the mice were immunized with sheep red blood cell SRBC , 0. On the seventh day, after initial immunization with SRBC, the mice were subjected to restraint stress for two hours. After induction of stress, blood was collected and the serum assayed for hemagglutination highest dilution giving hemagglutination was taken as the antibody titer.
Comparison between the stress control and drug-treated groups were made by one way ANOVA followed by he tukey test, P values of less than 0.
Due to the Antiaging effect, it slow downs the Aging process. It also provides a fairer complexion and rejuvenates the Skin. It has Digestive properties which strengthen the Digestive System of the body. Thus, it is a good cure to Indigestion. The Antibacterial content of this herb protects from Bacterial Attacks. Often, it hinders the risk of Bacterial Infections.
Galani Department of Pharmacology, A. College of Pharmacy and G. Galani B. Patel Department of Pharmacology, A. Patel N.
Vruddhadaru Argyreia speciosa: Uses, Remedies, Research
Nikunj B. Patel , Varsha J. Galani , and Bharatkumar G. Patel Nikunj B. Patel Department of Pharmacology, A. College of Pharmacy and G.
Argyreia Nervosa Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients
Habitat — Throughout India except in dry, western regions up to ft elevation, often cultivated. Parts used — Root and seeds. Morphological characteristics — Leaves ovate or cordate, up to 12 in. Flowers in cymes; bracts large, thin, veined, pubescent outside, glabrous inside, calyx white, tomentose outside; corolla funnel shaped, silky pubescent outside, tube somewhat inflated, rose-purple, about 2 in.