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: 8 April, 2016; 10(13)

April 2016

Phytochemical Analysis and Evaluation of Analgesic and Anti-inflammatory Properties of Xanthoxylum fraxineum

Purpose of this study was to standardize the drug Xanthoxylum fraxineum by performing chemical analysis including FTIR and to evaluate its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties as the drug has folkloric uses as an anti- inflammatory, antispasmodic and analgesic agent. Chemical analysis revealed presence of flavonoids, alkaloids, tannins and phytosterols. Mice were employed to determine the analgesic activity by...

Author(s): Mansoor Ahmad, Faheem Ahmed Siddiqui, Mehjabeen and Noor Jahan

April 2016

In vivo hypoglycemic effect of ethanol extract and its fractions of Rhaphidophora glauca (Wall.) Schott leaves with area under curve (AUC) during oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)

This study was carried out to investigate the hypoglycemic effects of ethanol extract and its chloroform and ethyl acetate fractions of Rhaphidophora glauca (Wall.) Schottleaves in normal and glucose induced hyperglycemic mice (in vivo). Area under curve (AUC) was also calculated during oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). Ethanol extract and its fractions of R. glauca leaves at 400 and 800 mg/kg doses significantly (P...

Author(s): Mohammad Shah Hafez Kabir, Nishan Chakrabarty, Abul Hasanat, Muhammad Abdulla Al Noman, Fahima Zaheed, Mahmudul Hasan, Syed Md. Abdul Kader, Mohammed Munawar Hossain,Tanvir Ahmad Chowdhury and Shabbir Ahmad

April 2016

Efficacy and effectiveness of drug treatments in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A systematic review with meta-analysis

The results of published studies with various neuroprotectors seeking to preserve motor neuron function and improve survival in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients have poor evidence in humans, although there are several studies in animal models with positive results. A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies on drug treatment options and survival times in animal models and patients with amyotrophic lateral...

Author(s): Mirian Conceicao Moura, Maria Rita Carvalho Garbi Novaes, Yuri SSP Zago, Emanoel Junio Eduardo and Luiz Augusto Casulari

April 2016

Impact of cooking and conservation for twelve days on total polyphenols content, antioxidant and anticholinesterase activities of red onion

The objective of this work was to determine the impact of three cooking modes (boiling, steaming and microwaving) and the conservation of onion at 4°C for 12 days on total polyphenol, flavonoid, tannins, phenolic acids contents antioxidant and anticholinesterase activity of red onion: Allium cepa. The results showed that the three cooking modes caused an increase of the levels of total polyphenols, flavonoids and...

Author(s): Laib I. and Barkat M.