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: March 2009; 3(3)

March 2009

Accessibility of medicines and primary health care: The impact of the revolving drug fund in Khartoum State

This paper presents a comprehensive evaluation of a country where a revolving drug fund (RDF) has lasted for fifteen years and serves more than three million patients annually, with more than SDG 2.8 million (Sudanese Pound) (US$11.1 million) annual turn over. Regardless of the fact that the supply of medicines and improvement in public health facilities utilization are among the main objectives of user fees policy,...

Author(s): Gamal Khalafalla Mohamed Ali

  • Article Number: 8DBFF7C33305

March 2009

Herbalism and resources for the development of ethnopharmacology in Mount Cameroon region

Tropical forests are a biologically lavish and diverse ecosystem with plants whose potential value as a natural pharmacy is yet to be discovered. The native people have for centuries used plants as medicine. There is a need to stimulate traditional healers to evaluate the strong and weak aspects of indigenous knowledge base and to devise methods to test and improve knowledge. The study uses a combination of primary and...

Author(s): E. N. Ndenecho

  • Article Number: CE31F7933350

March 2009

Essential oil from gum of Pistacia atlantica Desf.: Screening of antimicrobial activity

The essential oil from the gum of Pistacia atlantica Desf. grown in Algeria was obtained by the hydrodistillation method, and its antimicrobial activities against the growth of clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli andStreptococcus pyogenes were evaluated using three different methods; agar disc diffusion and dilution broth methods and minimum inhibitory...

Author(s): B. R. Ghalem and B. Mohamed

  • Article Number: 628E8BA33400

March 2009

Antimicrobial activity evaluation of the oleoresin oil of Pistacia vera L.

The hydrodistilled essential oils from Pistacia vera.L stem exudates have been tested against three bacteria (Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus andProteus spp) using three methods: agar disc diffusion, determination of MIC (minimum inhibitory concentration) and in the liquid phase by Maruzella method.The results obtained showed that essential oil resin...

Author(s): B. R. Ghalem and B. Mohamed

  • Article Number: 2DF436633428

March 2009

Anti-inflammatory activity of methanolic extract of Eclipta prostrata L (Astearaceae)

The methanol extract of leaves of Eclipta prostrata Linn was investigated for anti-inflammatory activity in albino Wistar rats. The methanolic extract administered by the oral route at a concentration of 100 and 200 mgkg-1 showed the significant dose dependent anti-inflammatory activity in carrageenin and egg white induced hind paw oedema in rats. Anti-inflammatory activity of the tested extract was...

Author(s): G. Arunachalam, N. Subramanian, G. P. Pazhani and V. Ravichandran

  • Article Number: DB06E2233449

March 2009

Antibacterial evaluation of selected Moroccan medicinal plants against Streptococcus pneumoniae

In Morocco, most people particularly in rural areas use medicinal plants to treat diseases. In order to find new anti-pneumococcal extracts, an ethnobotanical survey has been conducted in different regions of Marrakech (south of Morocco). Four plants often cited by traditional practitioners (Marrubium vulgare, Thymus pallidus, Eryngium ilicifolium and Lavandula stoechas) are tested againstStreptococcus...

Author(s): K. Warda, M. Markouk, K. Bekkouche, M. Larhsini A. Abbad, A. Romane and M. Bouskraoui

  • Article Number: 35C476B33535