Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
Start Year: 2007
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DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6457[Article Number: 9D7CDE566303]
New therapies for leukemia are urgently needed due to adverse side effects, tumor resistance and lack of selectivity of many chemotherapeutic agents in clinical use. Ageratum conyzoides has been used in folklore medicine for managing leukemia and other cancers. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the effects of fractions, sub-fractions and purified compounds from the ethanol leaf extracts of A. conyzoides against... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6435[Article Number: 621556C66310]
Due to the rapid increase in the number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, medicinal plants are being studied as new and promising alternatives to conventional antibiotic treatment. The crude hexane, ethyl acetate and methanol extracts from Pimenta dioica, Pimenta jamaicensis and Pimenta racemosa were quantitatively assessed to determine their antimicrobial susceptibility and potency using zones of inhibition methods,... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6439[Article Number: E80978066243]
The objective of this study was to evaluate the content of anthocyanin and total phenols, in some wild bilberry populations, grown in natural conditions in northern Albania. This study aimed at identifying the wild bilberry populations, whose fruits are rich in anthocyanin and as such, can be selected and cultivated for production in the future. Thirteen bilberry fruit (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) samples were collected... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6462[Article Number: 7461AE466222]
The objective of this study is to conduct an ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used in management of depression among Hausa tribes in order to establish an informational data base. An ethnobotanical survey was conducted in December 2015 in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. Data were collected based on an oral interview with the aid of semi structured questionnaire. Only data from willing respondents were obtained... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6447[Article Number: 6FB63B966224]
Investigations have proved the presence of components such as cinamaldehyde, cinamyl acetate and phenolic compounds in Ocotea quixos, these components have been attributed to antimicrobial disinfectants, antifungal and healing activities. It is important to point out that, to evaluate any biological activity, it is necessary to have standardized extracts to obtain reliable and reproducible results. The present... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6438[Article Number: F38AA5566091]
Saudi Arabia has a unique floral diversity due to its remarkable diversity in the ecological habitats. Many plant species are widely applied in traditional medicine to treat several diseases. In the present study, ethnobotanical survey of plant species in Tabuk Region (Saudi Arabia) was carried out describing their uses in treating skin diseases. The results showed that a total of 51 plants species belonging to 40... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6432[Article Number: C1DA96166103]
Plants have been used from ancient times in India for various systems of medicine like ayurveda, unani, homoeopathy, allopathy, siddha, ethnic, etc., to attempt cares for diseases and to relieve physical and mental sufferings. The aim of the study was to ascertain multiple usages of Uraria lagopoides in the outskirts of Mayurjharna and presence of phytochemicals in leaves and roots through standard tests for metabolites... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6382[Article Number: 0E0D5A066037]
Agave sisalana is a plant belonging to the Agavaceae family. Sisal juice is constituted of steroidic saponins which are precursor molecules of many pharmacologically active steroids. These precursor molecules can act in brain structures that are related to the modulation of emotional disorders. They can act on energy metabolism or directly on the absorptive process of fats. The objective of this research was to identify... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6412[Article Number: 7B3C12565868]
The approximately 125 species of the genus Calea L. (Asteraceae) are distributed throughout tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. Some species have medicinal properties. Based on popular knowledge, different phytochemical and pharmacological activities have been the focus of research. This review aims to provide an overview of the current state of knowledge of medicinal uses, chemical constituents, and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6413[Article Number: 28E0EDF65743]
Garcinia cola also known as “bitter cola” (Guttiferae) is a plant with a wide usage of its parts for various medicinal purposes. The seeds are chewed as aphrodisiac and for the treatment of coughs, dysentery and liver inflammation. Morinda lucida (Rubiaceae) commonly called “great morinda” has been shown to have antimalarial and anti-pyretic activities. This study aimed at evaluating the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2015.5874[Article Number: 58D1EE065745]
The families Violaceae (alternatively known as Alsodeiace or Leoniaceae or Retrosepalaceae) comprise twenty genera and about 800 species. Viola serpens belongs to family Violaceae and commonly known as “Banafsa”. It is a small glabrous, perennial herb, which is found throughout India in moist woods and hilly districts. The essential oil of aerial parts of V. serpens, were extracted by steam distillation. The... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2016.6274[Article Number: C9E170D65702]
An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants was conducted in Abay Chomen District, Western Ethiopia from September 2014 to August 2015. This study documents indigenous medicinal plant utilization, management and the threats affecting them. Ethnobotanical data were collected using semi structured interviews, field observations, preference and direct matrix ranking with traditional medicine practitioners. The data were... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6381[Article Number: E2A746165704]
Datura stramonium more commonly known as Jimson weed or thorn apple is a wide growing flowering plant which has been employed by the local community to treat several ailments in Ethiopia. The purpose of the present work was to assess the antibacterial activity of ethanol, methanol, acetone, chloroform and water extracts of Datura stramonium leaf extracts using broth dilution and agar well diffusion methods against human... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2016.6271[Article Number: 996A93365680]
Pancreatic lipase is considered an important target for the control of hyperlipidemia. Several plants, especially those rich in phenolic metabolites, have been shown to have anti-hyperlipidemic activity and are considered a good alternative for obesity prevention. Extracts of the stem bark of Endopleura uchi (Huber) Cuatrec (Humiriaceae) were evaluated for the inhibitory activity on the pancreatic lipase enzyme, as well... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6339[Article Number: AE7E1F965624]
For many years, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used to treat patients with intestinal adhesion. However, no meta-analysis has been previously conducted to investigate the benefits of TCM therapy in patients with such disorder. This paper aims to summarize the beneficial effects of applying TCM as an adjuvant in patients with intestinal adhesion through conducting a meta-analysis. Until October 2016, seven... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6385[Article Number: 1AF2FD965381]
Annona vepretorum Mart. is a medicinal plant endemic to Brazil, popularly known as "araticum", “bruteira” and “pinha da Caatinga”. In this study, the chemical composition of different leaf extracts obtained from this species was evaluated. Chemical compounds were isolated by silica gel column chromatography, resulting in a mixture of steroids (β-sitosterol and stigmasterol) and a... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6356[Article Number: 13BECD065387]
This study aimed to document information on the use, conservation and threats to medicinal plants in Cheha district, Guraghe Zone, Southern Ethiopia. Thirty informants were randomly selected from four kebeles. Of which, 10 key informants were selected purposively by criteria of age, gender and indigenous knowledge. Ethnobotanical data was collected through semi-structured interview, guided field observation and group... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6421[Article Number: BAD97B765220]
Tobacco use is a leading cause of cancer morbidity and mortality. Out of several possible components of tobacco, the free radical present in tobacco induces oxidative stress which ultimately leads to the damage of DNA. In the present study, an attempt was made to find the natural potential tobacco free radical scavenger, by using different standard assays. Viola odorata has been known for diverse therapeutic... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6379[Article Number: 905123365073]
Newcastle disease virus is a paramyxovirus which causes Newcastle disease in birds. Investigation was done on the effect of leaf extract of Phyllanthus amarus against Newcastle disease virus (NDV) using an in-ovo assay. Nine to eleven day-old viable embryonated chicken eggs (ECE) were used for the assay, these were divided into six groups of six eggs each. Methanol, aqueous and n-hexane extracts of the plant leaves were... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6405[Article Number: E6CF46A65075]
Melon cultivation is frequently heavily reliant on synthetic fungicides, including products used to control gummy stem blight caused by Stagonosporopsis cucurbitacearum. The essential oils used in controlling plant pathogens may offer an alternative to chemical pesticides. This study evaluated the effectiveness of essential oils to control the gummy stem blight in melon plants. In vitro tests were carried out using... Read more.
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