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: 2201

Table of Content: April, 2020; 14(3)

April 2020

Chemical composition of essential oil of Melissa officinalis L. and antioxidant activity from Boa Vista-RR, Brazil

In this work, the chemical composition of the essential oil of lemon balm (Melissa officinalis L.) was determined by CG-FID.In the essential oil of M. officinalis,there area total of 22 chemical constituents, among them are geranial (34.6%), neral (26.0%), γ-caryophyllene (7.5%), caryophyllene oxide (5.3%), -pinene (5.3%) and sabinene (3.6%); it also has antioxidant capacity and total phenolic compounds in vitro....

Author(s): Ismael Montero Fernández,  Pedro Rômulo Estevam Ribeiro,  Selvin Antonio Saravia Maldonado, Vany Perpetua Ferraz, Ricardo Santos Alemán, Jhunior Abrahan Marcia Fuentes and Luis Antonio Beltrán Alemán  

April 2020

Biological activities of Bonsupari (Caryota urens L.) fruits

In Asian subcontinent, Caryota urens L. plant is well known. Its leaf has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. The work aims to analyze the composition of the plant’s fruit extract and its aqueous and organic soluble fractions for its cytotoxic, thrombolytic, antioxidant, membrane stabilizing and antimicrobial properties. 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging activity assay,...

Author(s): Tasnuva Sharmin, Md Shahidur Rahman, Sirajis Salekin and Kamrun Nahar  

April 2020

A preliminary study to assess knowledge, preferences, and perception of adult population of Karachi about scored and colored oral solid dosage form

Beyond the pharmacological activity, the differences have been observed in the preferences of solid dosage form on the basis of color and swallowing difficulty in the studies conducted by a different researcher. The aim of the study is to insight the perception of the general population of Karachi about the color, scoring and splitting of tablets. A convenience sampling technique was used to collect data. Knowledge,...

Author(s): Aatka Ali, Madiha Mushtaque, Sarah Jameel Khan, Sidra Kanwal Ali, Tahmina Maqbool, and Rida Masood  

April 2020

Antihyperglycaemic and antioxidant activities of Sansevierialiberica as justification for its antidiabetic claims

Diabetes has become a global emergency because of its high prevalence, morbidity and mortality while the available hypoglycaemic drugs possess various adverse effects and are expensive. This has necessitated a continuous search for cheaper antidiabetic agents of plant origin with fewer or no side effects. The study evaluated the antihyperglycaemic activities of the methanol extract of Sansevieria liberica Gerome and...

Author(s): Aanuolu Jesudunni Ajileye, Marcus Durojaye Ayoola, Anthony Adebolu Elujoba and Kemi Feyisayo Akinwunmi