Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
Start Year: 2007
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DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6357[Article Number: 97BC33363473]
The aim of the present study was to investigate the use and storage of medicinal plants in the Arruda quilombo community in the state of Ceará, Brazil. Semi-structured interviews were conducted for the determination of traditional knowledge. The qualitative-quantitative collective subject discourse method was used for the data analysis, focusing the discussion on six categories. The Chi-square test with a 5%... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6334[Article Number: 459AEE963476]
Since oxidative stress is an important mediator that lead or maintain inflammatory processes, the aim of this work is to evaluate the effects of Bucida buceras on inflammatory response in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW 264.7 cells and anti-inflammatory effect and redox biomarkers in carrageenan-induced paw edema in rats. B. buceras also known as “black-olive“ belongs to the Combretaceae family and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2016.6270[Article Number: 9286B3C63308]
Antioxidants are used to retard oxidative processes and improve the sensory and nutraceutical quality of cooking oils. Isoespintanol, a monophenol isolated from Oxandra cf. xylopioides, has shown a greater free radical scavenger ability than thymol (biosynthetic analog). Isoespintanol antioxidant capacity was evaluated and compared to butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT). Cytotoxicity, thermal stability and effect on... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2014.5378[Article Number: D23718E63316]
Experimental studies that aimed to determine the effects of crude aqueous resin extracts of the Commiphora swynnertonii on plasma cholesterol levels and weight changes were carried out in rats (Rattus rattus). A total of 24 experimental rats divided into four groups with equal sample size (n=6) were used. Group one (G1) served as negative control that received 0.5ml of distilled water (0 mg/kg) orally. Groups 2 (G2), 3... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2016.6320[Article Number: 6C4932063204]
Palicourea rigida Kunth (Rubiaceae), also called “bate-caixa” or “douradão”, has been used as antihypertensive, antiulcerogenic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic by traditional communities. Pharmacological potential of the ethanol extract from P. rigida (EEPR) and two quercetin derivatives were investigated. Using the high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) assay, EEPR was analyzed.... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2016.6205[Article Number: FA395E563206]
Yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius) tubers and leaves have been used widely as foodstuff and as remedy for urinary ailments, muscle pain, hyperlipidemia and diabetes mellitus. Recent studies have investigated on isolating active components for their anti-cancer potential against melanoma, cervical cancer and colon cancer. In this study, the cytotoxicity potential of hexane, methanol and DCM extracts of yacon leaves... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2016.6292[Article Number: 321494463200]
Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in selected kebeles of Jeldesa cluster, Dire Dawa Administration, eastern Ethiopia was carried out with the aim of assessing and documenting the indigenous knowledge of medicinal plants used in the communities and preserves it to be used by the next generations. Ethnobotanical data collection was carried out from September 2015 to March 2016. Three study sites (kebeles) were... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2016.6337[Article Number: 077423C63202]
The characterization of chemical constituents of hydrodistilled essential oils from the rhizomes of Distichochlamys citrea M.F. Newman and Distichochlamys orlowii Larsen & M.F. Newman collected from Pù Mát National Park, Nghệ An Province, Vietnam, was performed by means of gas chromatography-flame ionization detector (GC-FID) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) techniques. The main... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2016.6266[Article Number: 9325A2663135]
Sepsis has become one of the most frequent causes of mortality in intensive care centres. So far, there is no effective pharmacotherapy that can prevent or improve the neurological consequences and enhance survival. The goal of this study is to investigate the neuroprotective effect of lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) on behavioural dysfunctions produced in sepsis-surviving rats. Adult male rats were subjected to caecal... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2016.6317[Article Number: ED97E3D63137]
Many people in Uganda, particularly in the rural areas depend on herbal medicine for health care. Although, medicinal plants are collected from different habitats, most of them are collected from the wild. Claims indicate that men use more forest products than women; and that women prefer younger vegetation succession stages as compared to those preferred by men for harvesting medicinal plants. However, there was no... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2016.6318[Article Number: 639A8F162816]
Artemisia annua L. is a well-known source of artemisinin, an antimalarial drug. This compound has been used in traditional medicine to treat malaria for many years. The anthelmintic property of A. annua has also been attributed to artemisinin, hence the belief that artemisinin could be useful as an alternative anthelmintic to control Haemonchus contortus in livestock. The present study focused on evaluating the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6335[Article Number: 94A673D62820]
Mango is one of the tropical fruits of greater production and consumption in the world, and a rich source of bioactive compounds, with various functional properties such as antioxidant activity. In Colombia, mango’s market is very broad and diverse. However, there are very few studies that determined the content of bioactive secondary metabolites. The objective of this study was to evaluated the content of... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2016.6305[Article Number: 4D8BECE62719]
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... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2013.5216[Article Number: F30D6DD62721]
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... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2015.5910[Article Number: E59D12D62723]
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.... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2016.6080[Article Number: C75C85362701]
Neoboutonia velutina. Prain is a plant used in Cameroonian ethnomedicine for the treatment of digestive disorders such as constipation. This study was conducted to evaluate the laxative properties of aqueous and methanolic extracts of N. velutina in rats. The laxative properties as mentioned by the consulted traditional healer were firstly determined, through an evaluation of fecal emission outset, number of wet... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2016.6285[Article Number: F784CF862707]
A food grade compatible enzyme assisted extraction (EAE) technique for extracting bioactive compounds from freeze-dried Kakadu plum puree was evaluated. To optimise the extraction, a central composite rotatable design (CCRD) was conducted and effects of solvent concentration, enzyme concentration and time of reaction on extracted levels of free ellagic acid (fEA), ascorbic acid (AA) and total phenolic content (TPC) were... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2016.6165[Article Number: 55B3C6762529]
Larvicidal effects of plant extracts against larvae of Anopheles gambiae were studied in the malaria entomology laboratory at Mendefera. The aim of the study was to evaluate ethanol and hot water extracts from leaves of seven different plants, viz., Azadirachta indica, Eucalyptus globulus, Tagetes minuta, Datura stramonium, Lantana camara, Ricinus communis and Jatropha curcas, as natural larvicides against third instar... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2015.xxxx[Article Number: 22FCD8E62531]
Urtica urens is classified into the sub family of Rosales, belonging to the Urticaceae family. Their well-established beneficial properties to human health were mainly related to their phenolic content. Nettle extracts showed that an antioxidant and antimicrobial potentials. Among the different nettle extracts methanol extract (EMO) has the highest phenolic content (86.5±1.36 mg EGA/g DM) and lowest value was... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2016.6313[Article Number: 4F30B6962396]
In recent years, the number of infectious diseases linked to the occurrence of bacterial and fungal resistance has increased, leading to extensive search for new drugs to treat these infections. Species of the Asteraceae family and the genus Eupatorium, have high biological potential and are used in folk medicine to treat various diseases. This review article presents the main phytochemical and biological... Read more.
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