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 September, 2014; 8(33)

September 2014

Challenges in research and development of phytomedicines in semisolid pharmaceutical forms

The research and development of new drugs is a slow process that involves costs, requires physical, material and qualified human resources. The purpose of this study was to examine the research of recent years exposed on the challenges and obstacles to production and design of semisolid pharmaceutical forms from extracts or isolated compounds from medicinal plants. This study is an integrative review. The sample...

Author(s): Mônica Cristiane Soares Mendes and Rivelilson Mendes de Freitas  

September 2014

Physicochemical characterization and in vitro evaluation of the photoprotective activity of the oil from Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill. seeds

Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill. is a cactus widely cultivated in northeastern Brazil due to its enormous growth potential and multiple uses. This study aimed to perform physicochemical characterization and in vitro evaluation of the photoprotective potential in the region of ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation of the oil from O. ficus-indica (L.) Mill. seeds. For physicochemical characterization of the oil, the following...

Author(s): Cinthya Maria Pereira de Souza, Diego Pereira Gabriel dos Santos; Bruno Samid Aragão Soares, Cleildo Pereira de Santana, Alexsandra Conceição Apolinário, Emídio Vasconcelos Leitão da Cunha, Bolívar Ponciano Goulart de Lima Damasceno, Valdir Florêncio da Veiga Junior, Davi Pereira Santana, and José Alexsandro da Silva,