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: 2145

Table of Content: 29 Septembr, 2015; 9(36)

September 2015

Anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities of Holoptelea intrigofolia (Roxb.) planch fruit extract on laboratory animals

The methanolic extract of the fruit of Holoptelea intrigofolia (Roxb) Planch was investigated for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities in animal models. The extract at 100, 150 and 200 mg/kg body weight reduced significantly the formation of edema induced by carrageenan. In the acetic acid-induced writhing model, the extract showed a good analgesic effect characterized by reduction in the number of writhes...

Author(s): Affan Zahid, Ghazala H. Rizwani and Hina Zahid

September 2015

The role of artemether as a possible drug for treatment Blastocystis hominis infection: In vivo and in vitro studies

The study is carried out to evaluate the in vitro and in vivo effect of treatment of artemether against Blastocystis hominis infection. In addition, transmission electron microscopic examination (TEM) and histopathological studies of B. hominis were carried out. The effect of artemether on Blastocystis viability showed reduction in viability 7 and 15% after 1 h in the group treated with 500 and700 µg/ml,...

Author(s): Zeinab Hassanein Fahmy, Eman Aly and Olfat Hammam

September 2015

Toxicity of food colours and additives: A review

Majority of consumer goods are required to be presented with good aesthetics in order to improve acceptability in terms of colours and in some instances taste. When related to food, beverages and drug products, additives are usually added to mask un-inviting colours, obscure offensive odours and increase taste. Food additives therefore include colourants, sweeteners, preservatives and anti-caking agents. Admissible...

Author(s): Olusegun E. Thomas and Olajire A. Adegoke