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: 2205

Table of Content: 22 March, 2016; 10(11)

March 2016

Antimicrobial activity of essential oil of Cordia globosa

Cordia globosa is used to treat gastrointestinal diseases in San Rafael Coxcatlan, Puebla, Mexico; however, its medicinal properties have not been investigated. This study reports the chemical composition and the antimicrobial effect of C. globosa essential oil. The essential oil of aerial parts was obtained by steam distillation and 25 compounds were identified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The major...

Author(s): Miguel Melissa, García-Bores Ana, Meraz Samuel, Piedra Elizabeth, Ávila Marisol, Serrano Rocío, Orozco Julieta, Jiménez-Estrada Manuel, Chavarría Juan Carlos, Peñalosa Ignacio,  Ávila José Guillermo and Hernández Tzasna

March 2016

DPPH radical scavenging and lipoxygenase inhibitory effects in extracts from Erythrina senegalensis (Fabaceae) DC

Erythrina senegalensis DC (Fabaceae) is a plant used in traditional medicine in Burkina Faso (West Africa) to cure several diseases such as malaria, rheumatism, abdominal pain, fibroma and infections which are always accompanied by oxidative stress. This study aimed to highlight the antioxidant activities in dichloromethane (DCM) and ethyl acetate (EtOAc) extracts of E. senegalensis stem bark and roots. We used the 1, 1...

Author(s): Fofana Souleymane, Gnoula Charlemagne, Ouédraogo Moussa, Palé Eloi, Nébié Roger HC , Nikiema Jean Baptiste, Guissou Innocent Pierre and  Simpore Jacques,

March 2016

Orthogonal test design for optimization of the isolation and purification of total favonoids from Artemisia frigida Willd using macroporous resin chromatography

In the present study, the authors aimed to use an orthogonal test design to optimize conditions for isolating and purifying total flavonoids from Artemisia frigida Willd (A. frigida) using macroporous resins. An orthogonal L9(3)4 test design was applied to select the optimum isolation and purification parameters, including the volume of sample solution, flow rate of adsorption and eluent concentration and volume. The...

Author(s): Wang Qing-Hu, Tong Qiang, Han Jing-Jing, Bao Bai-Yin-Mu-Qi-E, Wu Jie-Si, Han Na-Ren-Chao-Ke-Tu, Dai Na-Yin-Tai and Wu Rong-Jun

March 2016

Antibacterial and antifungal activities of indican (indoxyl β-D-glucoside)

Indican (Indoxyl β-d-glucoside), plant pigments found in true Indigo, are present in Indigofera genus plants, fungi and human urine. This study evaluated the antibacterial and antifungal activities of this pigment using the microdilution method. Antibacterial and antifungal activities were performed against Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans, Candida...

Author(s): Ivanise Brito da Silva, Izabela Lima Rangel, Roberta Maria de Leite Lima, Edeltrudes Oliveira Lima, Paloma Lys de Medeiros and Sônia Pereira Leite

March 2016

Bioinorganic elemental content of the Ghanaian aphrodisiac medicinal plant, Paullina pinnata Linn. (Sapindaceae)

Macro and micro element content of dried roots sample of Paullinia pinnata Linn. (Sapindaceae) in Ghana were analyzed using energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence (ED-XRF) technique. The aim was to study the possible quantitative correlation between the measured elements and the traditional usage of the plant in the treatment of sexual dysfunction or enhancing/sustaining penile erection. The analyses yielded forty-five...

Author(s): Frimpong-Manso Samuel, Magnus-Aryitey George Tetteh, Hevi Daniel, Dombi Gyӧrgy, Nyarko Alexander Kwadwo, Boamah Daniel and Awan Mohamed

March 2016

The prevalence of malaria and its therapeutic implication: A case study of Katcha Community

Malaria is highly endemic in tropical and subtropical regions of the world, including Nigeria. In view of this, the prevalence of malaria in Katcha community of Nupeland, was studied. The data presented were collated from Munawwarat Hospital. A total of 6,193 registered cases were treated. The medical cases were registered between January, 2000 and December, 2004 and malaria cases were identified using clinical signs...

Author(s): Saganuwan Alhaji Saganuwan and Mohammed Saganuwan Abdul