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: 2281

Table of Content: February 2023; 17(2)

February 2023

Prevalence and possible psychoactive effects of hair cream use among students

In the last decade, there have been different mental health challenges among students due to academic stress, especially during examinations. This has led to the need to explore the relationship between psychoactive ingredients, behavioral responses and academic stress in relation to the use of hair creams. The objectives of the study were to identify hair creams containing psychoactive ingredients in use by female...

Author(s): Francis Adebayo Folaranmi, Ayodapo Oluwadare Jegede and Oluwole Isaac Adeyemi

February 2023

Acute and sub-acute toxicity evaluation of aqueous stem bark extract of Zanthoxylum Zanthoxyloides (Lam.) in male Albino Wistar rats

Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides has been used for decades in traditional medicine across West African countries to treat several ailments such as malaria and pain. However, sometimes it is used without information on its toxicity level. This present work aimed to explore the toxicity level of Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides bark aqueous extract (AZZ) on albino Wistar rats after single and repeated administrations. For the acute...

Author(s): Atèhèzi TOUGOMA, Komi Sagnan ATCHRIMI, Oto-Obong Victor IDAH, Gideon Umezuruike EGESIE and Samuel Odu ODEH

February 2023

In vitro inhibition of cyclooxygenases, anti-denaturation and antioxidant activities of Malian medicinal plants

Cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) is involved in the production of prostaglandins that sustain the inflammatory process. Inflammatory cells release a number of reactive species. Furthermore, reactive oxygen species can initiate intracellular signaling cascades and enhance the expression of pro-inflammatory genes. The objective was to study the cyclooxygenase and protein denaturation inhibition and antioxidant activity of ten...

Author(s): Mahamadou BALLO, Karim TRAORE, Abdoulaye D.A. GUINDO, Seidina A.S DIAKITE, Blaise DACKOUO, Raogo OUEDRAOGO, Sékou BAH, Mahamadou DIAKITE, Rokia SANOGO and Estelle N. H. YOUL  

February 2023

Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities of methanolic extract of Elaeis guineensis Jacq. leaves (Arecaceae) and its fractions

Elaeis guineensis Jacq. is an arborescent monocotyledon of the Arecaceae family. It is a plant originated from tropical rainforest of West Africa. For centuries, it has been a source of food and a natural remedy against several pathologies. The aim of the present research was to evaluate anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities of methanolic extract E. guineensis Jacq. (Arecaceae) leaves and phytochemical groups....

Author(s): Madièye Sene, Firmin Sylva Barboza, Abdou Sarr, Fatou Kine Dione, Charlot Diatta, Mamadou Ndiaye, Awa Ndiaye-Sy and Guata Yoro Sy