Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007

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Ethnomedicinal importance of Gandrayan (Angelica glauca Edgew.) in the North-Western Indian Himalayan Region

Gandrayan (Angelica glauca Edgew., Family Apiaceae) is a high value medicinal herb and it is native and endemic to the Indian Himalayan Region. Its aromatic roots are used as spice and beside this the industrial demand of its essential oil is increasing for modern herbal medicines and aromatherapy. The present study was carried out to document its ethno-medicinal importance among local inhabitants of three Indian Himalayan...

Author(s):J. S. Butola, R. K. Vashistha, C. P. Kuniyal, A. R. Malik, S. S. Koranga and M. S. Rawat

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Antibacterial and antioxidant activities of different cultivars of Zingiber officinale Roscoe grown in Sikkim Himalaya

Antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of different solvent extracts of five cultivars of Zingiber officinale were investigated. Out of the test organisms, Staphylococcus aureus was found most susceptible to chloroform extract of majhauley cultivar (26±0.1mm), while there was no activity recorded against Escherichia coli. The highest total phenol and flavonoid contents were recorded in the chloroform extract of...

Author(s):Sushen Pradhan, Arvind Kumar Goyal , Shiva Kumar Sharma and Pratap J. Handique

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Medicinal plants used in the treatment of livestock diseases in Berebere district of Bale zone, Oromia region, Ethiopia

An ethnoveterinary study of medicinal plants used by local people of Berbere District was carried out from June 25 to September 5, 2015 The study was focused on utilization of medicinal plants to treat various livestock health problems by people of the study area. The data were gathered using semi-structured interview, participant observation and personal interviews. A total of 69 informants (55 male and 14 female) in the...

Author(s):TILAHUN TOLOSSA JIMA

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Quantitative Analyses of Phytochemical and Trace Elements Contents of Daily Detox, Herbal Tea Consumed in Nigeria

Background: Tea is one of the commonest drinks in most homes. Many people consume tea due to its unique taste and associated health benefits. Several medical disorders such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus have been linked to the excessive generation of free radicals and oxidative stress. Studies conducted on Daily detox, a tea consumed by many Nigerians have been limited to qualitative assessment...

Author(s):Orimadegun BE , Bolajoko, EB , Onyeaghala AA , and Ademola-Aremu, OO

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TOWARDS ACCOMPLISHING THE ROLL BACK MALARIA INITIATIVE: PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND ANTIMALARIAL ACTIVITY OF ETHANOLIC LEAF EXTRACT OF RICINUS COMMUNIS L. (EUPHORBIACEAE)

Malaria is a major debilitating disease caused by Plasmodium species and spread by female Anopheles mosquitoes. This research was conducted to determine the efficacy of ethanolic leaf extracts of Ricinus communis L. against Plasmodium berghei (NK65) infection in mice. Phytochemical components of the extract were analyzed and elucidated in order to reveal the constituents with antimalarial potentials. The safety of the...

Author(s):Abdulhamid Ahmed, Mansur Liadi Yusuf, Sulaiman Sani Kankara and Umar Lawal

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Effects of methanolic calyx extract of Hibiscus sabdariffa on body weight, blood cholesterol and liver marker enzymes in Wistar rats

Eighty male albino rats were used to investigate the effects of methanolic calyx extract of Hibiscus sabdariffa on body weight, blood cholesterol and liver enzymes markers. Twenty-eight days oral administration of 100, 200, 400 and 800 mg/kg body weight of the extract showed a significant (p

Author(s):Emmanuel I. Nnamonu , Vincent C. Ejere , Edmund C. Mbegbu , Chiemekam S. Ezechukwu and Anthony O. Ejim

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An investigation on environmental factors affecting the distribution of medicinal plants in North East Iran

The objective of this research was to investigate the effect of environmental factors on distribution of medicinal plants in Chaharbagh rangelands in North East Iran. Sampling of vegetation was performed in quadrats positioned in the study area using a randomized-systematic method. Vegetation data including medicinal plants and their density were estimated quantitatively within each quadrat. The topographic conditions...

Author(s):Behmanesh, B , Heshmati, G. A. and Mahiny, A. S.

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Chemical composition and phytotoxcity of Juniperus phoenicea needles

Leachate (100, 200, 300, 400 and 500 g/l), aqueous (10, 20, 30 and 40 g/l) and organic (petroleum ether, chloroform and acetone, at 2000, 4000 and 6000 ppm) extracts of Juniperus phoenicea needles were tested on radish, lettuce, barley and tomato, to evaluate their phytotoxicity. Pot cultures were conducted by incorporation needles powder (50 and 100 g/kg) in soil and by irrigation with their leachate and aqueous...

Author(s):Kmar M'barek, and Rabiaa Haouala

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Antimicrobial potential of parasitic plant Cuscuta reflexa with Nerium oleander host plant successive extract against selected test microbes

Cuscuta reflexa is a parasitic plant having many medicinal properties and used as traditional medicine in Ayurveda for the treatment of various disorders. In the present research work, researchers have investigated antimicrobial ability of C. reflexa with Nerium oleander host plant successive extracts against selected human pathogenic bacteria. Escherichia coli (MTCC 730), Proteus vulgaris (MTCC 1771), Staphylococcus...

Author(s):Pooja Saini , Ekta Menghani and Rekha Mithal

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Evaluation of the aqueous and methanolic fresh leaf extracts of Cnidoscolous aconitifolius for anxiolytic activity

Cnidoscolous aconitifolius promotes anxiolysis in humans. Fresh leaf extracts are claimed to possess greater anxiolytic activity as compared to dry leaf extracts. This study investigated the anxiety alleviating activity of two fresh leaf extracts {aqueous fresh leaf extract (AFLE) and methanolic fresh leaf extract (MFLE)} and a dry leaf extract {methanolic dry leaf extract (MFLE)} of C. acontifolius. Swiss albino mice...

Author(s):Adebiyi O. A. , Adebiyi O. O. and Adu T. S.

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Ameliorative effect of glabridin on the structure and function of pancreas in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats

Several studies highlight beneficial effect of glabridin as an anti-hyperglycemic agent. However, the protective mechanisms of glabridin on improvement of pancreatic islets damage due to streptozotocin (STZ) exposure have not been adequately investigated. In the present study, we aimed to elucidate the effects of glabridin on restoration of pancreatic islet architecture, at least in part by restoring collagen I and...

Author(s):Jongdee Nopparat, Wipapan Khimmaktong, Paweena Sanpradit, Rapeepan Kongnual

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The “Doctrine of Signatures” in herbal prescriptions in Ikale and Ilaje communities of Ondo State, Southwestern Nigeria

The knowledge and application of the notion of “doctrine of signatures or correspondences” was evaluated among the Ikale and Ilaje people of Ondo State, Southwestern Nigeria. Information was solicited by administering questionnaires to one hundred and five (105) informants. Periodic field observations were also made. The research yielded 60 plants belonging to 37 families. The plants have characteristics such as colour,...

Author(s):Aworinde David Olaniran, Erinoso Sakiru Morenikeji, Ogundele Alimi Adeyemi, Teniola Olasimbo Anuoluwapo and Ojo Samuel Omoniyi

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Antioxidant, DNA protective and antibacterial activities of Terminalia bellerica extracts

Terminalia bellerica Roxb., commonly known as Beleric myrobalan, is a well-known large deciduous tree with various pharmaceutical properties. However, scientific information on T. bellerica, growing in India, as regards to its phytochemical constituents and pharmacological properties is very limited. With this in view, this study investigated the antioxidant, DNA protective and antibacterial activities of different parts...

Author(s):Rasna Gupta and Ram Lakhan Singh

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Effect of aqueous leaf extracts of Leptadenia hastata Pers (Decne) on spermiogram and testicular histology in albino rats (Wistar strain)

This study was designed to determine the effects of prolonged oral administration of aqueous leaf extract of Leptadenia hastata Pers (Decne) on sperm concentration, sperm motility and testicular histology in Wistar rats. Rats were given graded doses (200, 400, 600 and 800 mg kg-1) of aqueous leaf extract of L. hastata orally for 28 days. Weekly changes in sperm concentration and motility as well as testicular weight and...

Author(s):Victoria Adam Maina, Innocent Damudu Peter, Dauda Yahi, Umar Kyari Sandabe and Godwin Onyeamaechi Egwu

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An ethno-veterinary survey of medicinal plants used to treat bacterial diseases of livestock in three geographical areas of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

An ethno-veterinary survey of plants used to treat certain bacterial diseases of livestock in three geographical areas of the Eastern Cape was conducted during 2013 to 2014. A purposive sampling technique was carried out using a semi-structured questionnaire and field observations to document indigenous knowledge in 48 communal households. From the respondents of the 48 households, 64.6% men and 35.4% women were...

Author(s):S. Mthi, J.M. Rust, T.L. Morgenthal and B. Moyo

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Isolation, characterization and biological activity of organic extractives from Calodendrum capense (L.f.) Thunb.(Rutaceae)

A novel prenylfuroquinoline alkaloid capensenin (1), an alkaloid confusameline (2), two furanocoumarins psolaren (3) and bergapten (4), were isolated from hexane and dichloromethane crude extracts of stem bark, leaves and fruit pericarp of Calodendrum capense. Limonin (5) was also isolated from the stem bark, while limonin diosphenol (6) was isolated from the seeds. Capensenin (1) showed weak antimicrobial activity against...

Author(s):Okwemba R. I., Tarus P. K., Machocho A. K., Wanyonyi A. W., Waweru, I. M., Onyancha J. M., Onani M. O. and Amuka O.

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Comparative quantification of Baicalein and heavy metal in various aerial parts of Oroxylum indicum (L.) Kurz from Jharkhand and Uttrakhand states of India

Oroxylum indicum (L.) Kurz (Shyonak, Indian trumpet tree, Midnight horror) belongs to the family Bignoniaceae and has been used as a single drug or as a component of certain poly-herbal drug preparations in Indian Ayurvedic system of medicine. Oroxylum indicum is reported to contain flavonoids, namely, chrysin, oroxylin-A, scutellarin, and baicalein. Baicalein is reported to have anti-cancerous activity and inhibits...

Author(s):Swati Sinha, Tapan K Nailwal and Anupam Pandey

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Pharmaceutical topical gel containing proanthocyanidin polymers-rich fraction from Stryphnodendron adstringens

The stem bark of Stryphnodendron adstringens, popularly known in Brazil as "barbatimão", has many biological activities, including antifungal activity. Considering the increasing interest of using "barbatimão" extract in the treatment of vaginal candidiasis, the aim of this study was to propose a pharmaceutical topical gel containing a proanthocyanidin polymers-rich fraction for use as a pharmacological agent in vaginal...

Author(s):Marco Antonio Costa, Andressa Blainski, Vanessa Kaplum, Marli Miriam de Souza Lima, Tânia Ueda-Nakamura, Benedito Prado Dias Filho, João Carlos Palazzo de Mello and Celso Vataru Nakamura

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In vitro antiviral activity of Brazilian Cerrado plant extracts against animal and human herpesviruses

The Brazilian savanna known as “Cerrado” is very rich in medicinal plants that are used by the local population for treatment of several illnesses. The herpesvirus is a serious problem worldwide, and affects both animal and human health. This work aimed to study the antiviral activity of eight extracts from plants natives of “Cerrado” region against human (HSV-1), equine (EqHV-1) and swine herpesviruses (SuHV-1). The...

Author(s):Marina A. Padilla, Isabela C. Simoni, Verônica Moreira H. Hoe, Maria J. Bittencourt Fernandes, Clarice W. Arns, Juliana R. Brito and João Henrique G. Lago

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