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: 29 May, 2014; 8(20)

May 2014

Development and evaluation of antimicrobial herbal cosmetic preparation

This study was conducted to formulate a polyherbal cosmetic cream comprising plant extracts such as Glycyrrhiza glabra root, Piper betle leaves and Azadirachta indica leaves and to check their antimicrobial potential which can be used in the treatment of infectious skin diseases. Stability studies and patch test were also performed to check the efficacy of the formulations in comparison to base (control). Four types of...

Author(s): Sonika Pandey, Akanksha Seth, Rajesh Tiwari,  Sunita Singh, H. M. Behl and Suman Singh

May 2014

Antimicrobial and enzyme inhibitory assay of constituents of Lonicera lanceolata

The phytochemical study on the chloroform fraction of Lonicera lanceolata led to the first time isolation of four known compounds (1 to 4). The antimicrobial and enzyme inhibition assay of four compounds isolated from L. lanceolata are presented in this study. These compounds were screened against two human Gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus and Micrococcus luteus) and four Gram-negative ones (Escherichia...

Author(s): Kamran Tahir, Sadia Nazir, Arifullah Khan, Zia Ul Haq Khan, Rafiq Ul Islam, Muhammad Ammar and Ata Ur Rehman

May 2014

Prevention and treatment of skin infections and disorders: A novel water-based topical antidermatitic body lotion

Poor nutrition is an issue in Nigeria, with the average daily calorie intake per capita of 2,000.  This dictates unhealthy skin. To meet local demands, Nigeria imports, under different trade names, water-free dermatitic ointments indicated for the prevention and treatment of skin infections and disorders. The oily products are preferred in harmattan season and are unpopular with ladies who consciously avoid oily...

Author(s): Onyenekenwa Cyprian Eneh

May 2014

The effect of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) and its ingredients on the management of diabetes mellitus and dislipidemia

The rapidly increasing incidence of diabetes mellitus is becoming a serious threat to mankindʼs health in all parts of the world and is in a group of metabolic disorders having hyperglycemia as a common manifestation. Implication of oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of diabetes is proposed, not only by oxygen free-radical generation, but also due to non-enzymatic protein glycosylation, auto-oxidation of glucose,...

Author(s): Tahereh Farkhondeh and Saeed Samarghandian