February 26, 2024

The Division of Biotechnology and Microbiology of Kannur College has developed a novel compound from a medicinal herb that has huge utility in situations of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and migraines and with out unwanted effects. 

The article was revealed within the scientific journal Scientific Studies (Nature Portfolio of Journals).

The brand new compound requires solely one-twelfth the dose of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine (NSAIDs), that are prescribed for numerous illnesses to ameliorate inflammatory situations and test the progress of the illnesses, mentioned a press launch. 

Nevertheless, NSAIDs aren’t superb for the long run and have unwanted effects, particularly liver toxicity. Nevertheless, a crew of researchers from the college has developed a medicinal compound obtained from a medicinal herb, Pashanbhed, scientifically referred to as  Bergenia Ligulata, methyl gallate. Often known as Kalluruki and Kallur vanchi, this herb is utilized in Ayurveda for a lot of illnesses. 

Based on the examine, experiments carried out on animals together with rats present that there are not any unwanted effects. Nevertheless, after 7 years of analysis, solely the pre-clinical analysis of utilizing the compound Methyl Gallate Artificial By-product-1 (MGSD-1) as a drug has been accomplished and the medical analysis of this might be doable if the drug firms are prepared to speculate. 

The composite was developed by a analysis crew consisting led by Professional Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sabu, M. Haridas and C.S. Saranya because the principal experimenter. The opposite members are Professor E. Jayadevi, Dr. J. Abhithaj, Dr. G. Arun Kumar, Dr. Koti Reddy Eeda (College of Science) and  Dr. Vignesh Bhatt (Mangalore College).