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: 2142

Table of Content: 8 June, 2015; 9(21)

June 2015

Improved gastric lesion of ulcerogenic mice treated with bark extracts and fractions of Newbouldia laevis

Newbouldia laevis is used in Nigerian traditional medicine for the treatment of various diseases including gastric ulcer. The present study was undertaken to validate the anti-ulcer potential of N. laevis stem bark. The plant was extracted using ethanol and fractionated using N-hexane, ethyl acetate and water. Phytochemical evaluation of the extract and fractions of the plant was done using standard procedures. The...

Author(s): Umeokoli Blessing Ogechukwu, Ekeh Michah Ngozi, Eze Peter, Umeyor Chukwuebuka and Abba Chika

June 2015

Pharmacognostic evaluation and antisickling activity of the leaves of Peperomia pellucida (L.) HBK (Piperaceae)

Traditional healers have been using condiments from natural sources as antisickling remedies in Southern Nigeria. This study was aimed at establishing the pharmacognostic profile and investigating the antisickling activity of the leaves of Peperomia pellucida (L.) HBK (Piperaceae). Evaluation of the fresh, powdered and anatomical sections of the leaves were carried out to determine the macromorphological,...

Author(s): T. A. Abere and S. O. Okpalaonyagu