African Journal of
Pharmacy and Pharmacology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pharm. Pharmacol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0816
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPP
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 2184

Table of Content: 22 January, 2018; 12(3)

January 2018

Traditional medicinal plants used for the treatment of diabetes in the Sudan: A review

The prevalence of metabolic disorders such as diabetes among population is of increasing concern worldwide. Sudan is a developing country, where several areas frequently depend on folk medicine. Several herbal preparations have been used in folklore practice in Sudan for the management of diabetes with claims asserting their hypoglycemic effect. Basic research relating to these plants are reviewed in this paper with the...

Author(s): Sakina M. Yagi and Ahmed I. Yagi  

January 2018

Evaluation of antihypertensive and vasorelaxant effects of Heimia salicifolia (family: Lythraceae)

There are reports of the presence of vasodilatory alkaloids in Heimia salicifolia extracts. The action mechanisms of the potential antihypertensive effect of such alkaloids have not however, been elucidated. The objective of the present study was to corroborate the antihypertensive and vasorelaxant activities of the isolated alkaloids from H. salicifolia, and to characterize their vasorelaxant actions. A chloroform...

Author(s): Elizabeth A. Guzmán-Hernández, David Segura-Cobos, Dante Amato, José Guillermo Ávila-Acevedo and Beatriz Vázquez-Cruz