Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
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DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6353[Article Number: 2512C1564393]
Members of the genus Arisaema (Araceae) are perennial understory herbs that were traditionally used in medieval Japan in the treatment of flesh wounds resulting from warfare to prevent tetanus. This study aimed to elucidate the distribution of Arisaema in the ruins of fortresses dating from the medieval period in Japan. Two hypotheses were tested: that Arisaema are commonly found in the ruins of fortresses in central... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6376[Article Number: 8A3D83564145]
The endemic Chilean edible plant Gunnera tinctoria (Nalca) is highly appreciated in the south of Chile by the small farmers. Nevertheless, no background exists about his secondary metabolites. In the present study, in the leaf from G. tinctoria was investigated the content of bioactive compounds like coumaric acid, ascorbic acid and total phenols; the antioxidant capacity was evaluated by... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6366[Article Number: 2788F9F64150]
Water-soluble polysaccharide was isolated from Poria cocus by enzyme-assisted method using orthogonal methodology. By single factor test and orthogonal group, the extraction conditions of water-soluble polysaccharide were investigated, such as liquid-solid ratio, temperature, time and pH. The optimum conditions for single factor were as follows Enzyme concentration (%), Extraction temperature oC, Extraction time/h,... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6371[Article Number: 8E7286764097]
Lippia sidoides Cham. (Verbenaceae) is a species native to the Brazilian northeast, widely used in popular medicine. Its leaves were used for the isolation of endophytic fungi and extraction of metabolites. Among them, three were selected according to fungitoxicity tests against the maize phytopathogenic fungus, Curvularia lunata (Wakker). However, the objective of this study was to identify the role of L. sidoides... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2016.6200[Article Number: B58A46C64104]
Questionnaire based cross sectional study design was conducted from November 2015 to April 2016 in Dale Sadi district area, Kellem Wollega Zone of Oromia regional state of Ethiopia, to identify potential medicinal plants used for treatment of the livestock ailments. In this study 50 species of medicinal plant species were identified which were categorized under 32 different families. Among the medicinal plants 45(90%)... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6361[Article Number: 9726FDA63917]
A potential approach to valorize citrus peel (P) in addition to seed (S), which remain wastes of the juice abstraction manufacturing, is to custom them as accepted bionematicides. However, information on the limonoids as well aspolyphenolics contents of the peel and seeds of Citrus aurantium var. deliciosa were limited. In the present study, methanolic extracts of the peel and seeds of C. aurantium were analyzed using... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6329[Article Number: 8F4996C63754]
The ethnomedicinal uses of plants reported by 22 herbalists in the Rivercess County of Liberia show a rich knowledge of medicinal plant usage for both common and less common health problems. We set out with the objectives of documenting the ethnomedicinal plant knowledge and assessing gender differences in the use of the plants by male and female herbalists. Through semi-structured interviews conducted with herbalists,... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6343[Article Number: A4C830663757]
The content and chemical composition of the essential oil may vary in certain species according to the climatic period. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of seasonality on the chemical composition of the essential oil from Hyptis dilatata flowers, to perform biological activities such as antimicrobial, inhibition of acetylcholinesterase enzyme and to evaluate the toxicity of the essential oil using for... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2017.6333[Article Number: 0C14A0263567]
This study evaluated the antimicrobial activity of the ethanol extract of Annona crassiflora Mart., against the fungus, Candida albicans present in the oral microbiota. The tests showed that the fractions of ethanol extract of the root bark and wood root of A. crassiflora showed a positive result. Of the strains studied, three showed sensitivity to 12 fractions and sub-fractions of A. crassiflora (66%). In the strains... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2016.6279[Article Number: 8C830E563569]
The use of natural products with insecticidal action is a control method compatible with integrated pest management, since it reduces the impacts caused to human health and the environment. This study aimed to assess the effect of Azadirachta indica A. Juss. (Meliaceae) leaf and seed aqueous extracts, on citrus blackfly (Aleurocanthus woglumi Ashby). Citrus x latifolia Tanaka ex Q. Jiménez leaves infested with... Read more.
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.
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