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: 8 January, 2013; 7(1)

January 2013

Evaluation of antidiabetic and antioxidant activity of aerial parts of Hyptis suaveolens Poit.

Hyptis suaveolens Poit. (Lamiaceae) commonly called curry leaf and savanna plant which is abundantly found in farmlands. Traditionally, the plant is used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus, fever, eczema, cancers and headache. The present study was aimed to investigate the in vitro antioxidant and anti-diabetic potential of aerial parts of H. suaveolens Poit at dose levels of 250 and 500...

Author(s): Praveen Singh Nayak, D. M. Kar and Shweta Purohit Nayak

January 2013

Hepatoprotective effects of Justicia adhatoda L. against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) induced liver injury in Swiss albino mice

Medicinal plants are believed to be a precious natural reservoir and have been continuously studied for their pharmacological activities against various ailments, liver being no exception. Leaves of Justicia adhatoda L. are being extensively used against many human ailments. Hepatoprotective effects of J. adhatoda L. leaves and flowers were investigated on carbon tetrachloride...

Author(s): Umara Afzal, Muhammad Gulfraz, Shahzad Hussain, Farnaz Malik, Sadaf Maqsood, Imam Shah and Sidra Mahmood

January 2013

A study on the anti-inflammatory effect of aromatic rhinitis spray

The aim of this study was to study the anti-inflammatory effect of a compound containing volatile oils of Flos magnoliae, Centipeda minima and Mentha haplocalyx. The anti-inflammatory effect of the compound was investigated using xylene-, egg white- and cotton pellet-induced inflammation method. The medium- and high-doses of the compound (0.04 and 0.08 ml/kg)...

Author(s): Heping Li and Ning Ma

January 2013

The effect of honey gel on cesarean incision pain: A triple blind clinical trial

Honey is considered as a remedial in the Qur'an. Today, honey is used in wound healing and pain relief. This study was designed to assess the effects of honey gel on postoperative pain and analgesic need after cesarean section. This triple blind randomized clinical trial was conducted on women who underwent cesarean section in Imam Ali Hospital, Iran. Patients were categorized into three groups: drug (37 patients),...

Author(s): Marjan Ahmad Shirvani, Maryam Nikpour, Mohammad Azadbakht, Seyede Zahra Banihosseini and Roya Zanjani

January 2013

Efficiency of intrathecal glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor on nitric oxide and nitric oxide synthase activity in rat with neuropathic pain

The aim of this study was to investigate the efficiency of intrathecal glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) on nitric oxide (NO) and nitric oxide synthase (NOS) activity following a spinal nerve ligation (SNL) of male Sprague Dawley rats. The rats were randomly divided into four groups: normal (control), sham-operated, SNL (SNL followed by a physiological saline injection into the subarachnoid space), and...

Author(s): Jian-Rong Guo, Dong-Lin Jia, Hua-chun Shen,Feng Xu, Yi-Wei Zhang,Yi Shao and Yong-Jun Su