I.C. Chopra's scientific contributions

Publications (17)

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... Tinospora cordifolia (T.cordifolia) belongs to the menispermaceae, popularly known as "Giloya", which is a Hindu mythological term that refers to the heavenly elixir that has saved celestial beings from old age and kept them eternally young. T. cordifolia is widely used in veterinary folk medicine/ ayurvedic system of medicine as a tonic, vitalizer and as a remedy for diabetes [3] and metabolic disorders [4] . Scientific reports have described immuno-modulatory [5] , antidiabetic [6] , anti-inflammatory [7] , hepatoprotective [8] , anti-allergic [9] , and antioxidant activities of T. cordifolia [10] . ...
... Argemone mexicana Linn which grows in the dry field areas [21,22]. It belongs to the family of Papaveracea and commonly found on roadsides. ...
... geographical proximity to the major producers of opium in the world and ease of availability, one reason for the high consumption of opium in Asian countries might be a traditional belief among Eastern people and even medical staff that opium may have ameliorating effects on cardiovascular disease (CVD) as well as diabetes mellitus, hypertension and dyslipidemia. [4][5][6][7][8][9] Based on this belief, opium consumption is common among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Over the past decade, many studies have been performed to evaluate the effect of opium consumption on blood lipid and glucose profile and also on CVD. ...
... Ashwagandha, the Indian ginseng or winter cherry has been used as a valuable herb in the Ayurvedic and indigenous medical system for over 4000 years Roja et al. 1991; Chopra et al., [2]. It helps the body to adapt to various physicochemical changes and thus show great potential to fight from severe ailments. ...
... The extract of seeds has been used in snake bites, convulsions, cramps, tetanus and also in the treatment of syphilis [18]. The fruit is used in dropsy, nephritis, chronic bronchitis [19]. The seeds are considered as emetic and cathartic. ...
... The plant is a climber with bright red fruits and is reported to be highly medicinal. Its leaves are used on inflammations, roots are used against asthma and seeds promote conception [6]. The plant extract possess antioxidant [7], anticancer activity [8] and Anti-microbial [9] properties. ...
... Chitrak i.e., Plumbago is known as "Vanaushadhi plant" (a wild medicinal plant) since ancient times in India and it is interesting to note that its reference is found even in Vedas (Gogate, 2009) [11] . Chitrak literally means "agni" i.e., fire which has capacity to "burn" the disorders and it aggravates "jatharagni" digestion (Chopra et al., 1958) [5] . Latin Plumbum, lead and ago, a suffix of latin plant names meaning resemblance. ...
... Tylophora indica (family Apocynaceae) is a perennial climbing plant and has been used in the Ayurvedic system of medicine. The leaves of the plant have been extensively used in the treatment of various inflammatory and allergic disorders like bronchial asthma, bronchitis, and whooping cough (Chopra et al., 1958). The extracts of the leaves of T. indica have antiasthmatic and antiallergic potential (Shivpuri et al., 1969(Shivpuri et al., , 1972. ...
... [71] This medicinal plant is traditionally used in India, e.g. for the treatment of asthma and chronic bronchitis. [72] PIEO (7.5, 15 and 30 mg/kg) was administered ip. for four days to animals prior to LPS administration. The doses were selected based on LD 50 value and preliminary efficacy studies. ...
... The indigenous strain of Cannabis indica has been growing freely along the Himalayan foothills and adjacent plains of India for centuries. 8,15 The use of cannabis is a significant part of the religious lives of Hindus from mostly India and Nepal, and it has been represented in various Hindu scriptures. 16 The earliest mention of Bhanga (cannabis preparation) is from the Atharva Veda (2000 BC to 1400 BC), where it is described as a sacred grass alongside alternate connotations of it as Indracana (Food of Gods), Vijaya (Victory), and Amrita (gift). ...