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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Wild edible plants used by migratory shepherds for their livelihood in the Himachal Pradesh of the Western Himalayas, India

The present study was carried out in Himachal Pradesh to obtain information on the edible plants used by the migratory shepherds. The shepherds started their migration in July from the five villages namely Chitkul, Rakchham, Batseri, Sangla and Kamru of Kinnaur district. Questionnaire for the survey, personal field visits and participatory observations were done to collect information about the use of various plants by...

Author(s):Radha Chauhan, Sunil Puri

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Evaluation of cytotoxic and antitumor activity of perillaldehyde 1,2-epoxide

The study aimed to evaluate cytotoxicity and antitumor activity of perillaldehyde 1,2-epoxide (PE), a p-menthane monoterpene derivative against four human tumor cell lines ovarian cancer (OVCAR-8), colon carcinoma (HCT-116), glioblastoma (SF-295) and leukemia (HL-60) using the colorimetric MTT assay. PE showed a high degree of inhibition of cell proliferation (GI = 95.66 to 99.71%) and IC50 16.14 μM (± 1.86), 23.61 μM (±...

Author(s):LUCIANA NALONE ANDRADE ANDRADE, Patrícia Severino Severino, Ricardo Guimarães Amaral Amaral, Grace Anne Azevedo Dória Dória, Andressa da Silva Silva, Melina Alves Alves, Ricardo Luiz Cavalcante Albuquerque Júnior Júnior, Maria Claudia Santos Luciano Luciano, Cláudia Ó Pessoa Pessoa, Adriana Andrade Carvalho Carvalho, Damião Pergentino de Sousa De Sousa

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Aristolochic acids in herbal medicine: Public health concerns for consumption and poor regulation of botanical products in Nigeria and West Africa

Aristolochic acids are naturally occurring biomolecules found in plants of the genus Aristolochia and Asarum belonging to the family Aristolochiaceae. They are reported to be carcinogenic and nephrotoxic; and are implicated in kidney diseases, aristolochic acid nephropathy (AAN) which may result in kidney failure, other health complications and possibly death. Aristolochic acids are highly genotoxic and are linked to...

Author(s):Okhale

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Effect of dosage of methanol and omidun extracts of root of V. paradoxa on hematological parameters of diarrhea-induced Albino rats

Investigation was carried out on the effects of 50mg/mL and 100mg/mL concentration of methanol and omidun extracts of root of V. paradoxa on hematological parameters of diarrhea induced albino rats. A total of 5 test organisms ((Shigella dysenteriae, Salmonella typhi, Escherichia coli ATCC 25922,Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli ‘EPEC ATCC 43887’, Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli ‘EHEC ATCC 43889’) associated with...

Author(s):Falana M. B

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Medicinal Plant Use and Conservation Practices by Communities in the Togo Plateau Forest Reserve, Ghana

Abstract The use of plants for medicine has constituted an important aspect of primary healthcare delivery system of people throughout the world for many centuries. Nonetheless, information on medicinal plants and their conservation are still lacking in some areas, including the Togo Plateau Forest Reserve in Ghana. This paper investigates the ethnobotany of the Togo Plateau Forest Reserve, Ghana, to document the...

Author(s):Gilchrist Faith Kwaku Dogor, Ruby Ama Nyarko, Alexander Anning and Alfred Oteng-Yeboah

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Effects of aqueous mango leaf (Magnifera indica) on alloxan-induced diabetes in albino rats “Rattus rattus”

Studies on the medicinal (hypoglycemic) potential of Magnifera indica (M. indica) have been documented. However, little may still be known about the dose level and the effects it may have on haematocrit, liver enzymes and body weight of a diabetic individual. The present study was designed to investigate the hypoglycemic effect of aqueous M. indica leaves extract on alloxan-induced diabetes in albino rats Rattus rattus....

Author(s):Andong

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Assessment of Antioxidant and Antidiabetic Properties of P. nitida Seed Extracts

The objective of the present study was to investigate the antioxidant potential as well as the inhibitory potential of the seed extracts of Picralima nitida on α-amylase and α-glucosidase enzymes. The methanolic, aqueous and coconut water extracts were obtained using 70% methanol, distilled water and coconut water respectively. Antioxidant properties were studied in vitro using DPPH (1, 1-diphenyl-2-pricrylhydrazyl)...

Author(s): Kemi Feyisayo Akinwunmi, Chizi Victor Amadi

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The Effect of Chloroform Extract of Chasmenthera dependens Roots on some Liver marker enzymes on Carbon Tetrachloride (Ccl4) Induced Hepatotoxicity in Wistar Albino Rats.

This study evaluated the phytoconstituents of the chloroform extract of Chasmenthera dependens (C. dependens) roots and the effect of the extract on the liver serum/homogenate enzyme activities of carbon Tetrachloride Induced hepatoxicity in Wistar Albino Rats. Twenty-four (24) female albino rats were used for this study and were divided into groups of four rats each: Groups I rats were normal control. Hepatotoxicity was...

Author(s):CHIOMA ASSUMPTA ANOSIKE, JUSTUS NMADUKA NWACHUKWU, CHINEDU SAMUEL OGBOZOR, CHIDI AUGUSTINE MADUEKEU

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A Review of the Ethnomedicinal uses of pteridophytes for treating various human ailments in India

Pteridophytes present significant evolutionary innovations such as development of true conducting system with xylem and phloem and dominant saprophytic phase. Pteridophytes are frequently used as ornamental plants because of the green long lasting large foliage and sturdy plant forms. They are being used as bio-indicators for pollution, phytoremediators, and some used as bio-fertilizers. During the invasion of land...

Author(s):Uniyal

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Utilization, Cultivation Practice and Economic Role of Medicinal Plants in Debre Markos Town, East Gojjam Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia

Medicinal plants are plants that are useful for primary health care and as remedy for diseases and injury, and plants used traditionally for foods and drinks and which are believed to be good for health. Despite the wide role of medicinal-plant, traditional utilization and management practices are not well documented specifically in Debremarkos town. Thus, this study was conducted to assess utilization and cultivation...

Author(s):YEBIRZAF YESHIWAS MELESE, Esubalew Tadele Agidew

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Sub-chronic toxicity studies on the methanol stem bark extract of Uapaca togoensis (pax) in adult Wistar Rats

The stem bark and leaves of Uapaca togoensis has been used in traditional medicine to treat fever, epilepsy, rheumatism, vomiting and fatigue. The present study was designed to evaluate the acute and sub-chronic toxicity profile of the methanol stem bark extract of Uapaca togoensis as there are no reported toxicological studies on the plant. Preliminary phytochemical screening revealed the presence of alkaloids, steroids,...

Author(s):AMINA BUSOLA OLORUKOOBA, BEN AHMED CHINDO and JANE I EJIOFOR

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Quantification of bioactive compounds in Leucas biflora through high performance liquid chromatography

L. biflora (Vahl) R. Br. is ethnobotanically considered as cancer plant. It is arare medicinal plant. It is applied for the treatment of conjunctivitis, nasal bleeding, white discharge etc. For the medicinal property identification and quantitation of the bioactive compounds in this plant not been reported previously. Therefore, high performance liquid chromatography fingerprinting profile has been reported till date....

Author(s):Pal

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Ethno-Botanical Study on the use and knowledge of medicinal plants at three kebeles of Fedis district of Oromiya regional state; adjacent to the Babile Elephant Sanctuary, Eastern Ethiopia.

This study was carried out to collect and document indigenous knowledge on medicinal plants among the traditional healers of Fedis district of Oromiya regional state, East Ethiopia. The ethnobotanical data were collected from 36 traditional healers (24 male and 12 female) using semi-structured questionnaire, observation and guided field walks. The survey identified 64 medicinal plants distributed into 39 families and 59...

Author(s):AMBERBIR ABEBE

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Determination of the total phenolic content and spectral study of the herbal drug, Chromolona odorata Linn by spectrophotometric method

Chromolaena odorata is a medicinal plant that is widely used in folk medicine many Nigerian communities for treatment of several ailments and diseases. In particular, local formulations of the herbal plant are used to treat wounds, burns and skin infections. The plant extracts have also shown anticancer, antidiabetic, hepaprotective, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. The aim of the study was to...

Author(s):Nworie

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Evaluation of the wound healing properties of methanolic bark extract of Samadera indica Gaertner in vivo

In the present study, bark samples of Samadera indica were collected, allowed to shade dry for a week, then coarsely powdered and was extracted with methanol by soxhlation process. The extract was used for wound healing experiment. In the wound healing study using excision wound model, 18 healthy Albino rats of four each with average body weight of 150-200 g was selected randomly for the study, which will be divided into...

Author(s):Rama Bhat, P.

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OPTIMIZATION OF EXTRACTION, CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF ESSENTIAL OIL FROM BLACK CUMIN ( NIGELLA SATIVA L.) SEEDS BY USING CLEVENGER DISTILLATION

Essential oils are secondary metabolities that are highly concentrated substances extracted from flowers, leaves, stems, roots, seeds, barks, resins, or fruit rinds. Essential oils have been recognized as some of the most promising compounds in the development of novel products particularly in the pharmaceutical, agricultural, food and perfumery industries. Black cumin (Nigella sativa L.) belonging to family Rannunculaceae...

Author(s):Demis

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Antifungal efficacy of crude extracts of Azadirachta indica and Vernonia amygdalina against Pathogenic Aspergillus niger (ATCC 16404)

This research work was conducted to assess the potency of ethanolic and hot water extract of Azadirachta indica and Vernonia amygdalina against pathogenic Aspergillus niger (ATCC 16404). Potato Dextrose Agar was the medium under which the antimicrobial sensitivity test was carried out. Streptomycin solution was also added to the medium to selectively inhibit the growth of bacterial cell. The results showed that, higher...

Author(s):Ninkuu, V, Adetunde, L.A, Sackey I and Diedong P

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Ethnobotanical study on medicinal plants used by indigenous people in Tenta District, South Wollo, Ethiopia

Ethnobotanical study on medicinal plants was conducted in Tenta District, South Wollo, Ethiopia from December 2016 to May 2017. Data were collected using guided field walk, semi-structured interview, group discussion and direct field observation. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics and response compared with chi-square test. The results documented 121 species of medicinal plants under 98 genera and 53 families...

Author(s):Tibebu Tefera and Mesele Yihune

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An Evaluation of the antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of Allium ampeloprasum var Iranicum, Echinophora platyloba L and Pistacia atlantica kurdica

The main aims of this study have been finding out the antioxidant and antimicrobial activities and preliminary phytochemical screening of three traditional plants of Iran namely, Allium ampeloprasum var. iranicum, Echinophora platyloba L and Pistacia atlantica kurdica were studied. In this experimental study, the maceration technique was used to prepare alcoholic extract. The effect of extract was analyzed based on disk...

Author(s):Avin Aghemiri, Asrin Aghemiri and Alireza Massiha

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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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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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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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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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