Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3649


A review on the botanical aspects, phytochemical contents and pharmacological activities of Warburgia ugandensis

Youngmin Kang
  • Youngmin Kang
  • Korean Medicine Life Science Major, University of Science and Technology (UST), Republic of Korea.
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Motlalepula Gilbert Matsabisa
  • Motlalepula Gilbert Matsabisa
  • Department of Pharmacology Faculty of Health Sciences University of Free State, Bloemfontein, 9300 South Africa.
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Denis Okello
  • Denis Okello
  • Korean Medicine Life Science, University of Science and Technology (UST), Republic of Korea.
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Richard Komakech
  • Richard Komakech
  • Korean Medicine Life Science, University of Science and Technology (UST), Republic of Korea.
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  •  Received: 14 June 2018
  •  Accepted: 09 August 2018
  •  Published: 10 November 2018


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