Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3835

Table of Content: 10 August, 2013; 7(30)

August 2013

Paullinia cupana Kunth (Sapindaceae): A review of its ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry and pharmacology

In Western markets, the extract from the seeds of Paullinia cupana Kunth, Sapindaceae, popularly known as Guaraná, is most commonly used in high-energy foods and drinks and dietary supplements. However, a broad spectrum of medicinal activities is reported for P.cupana, ranging from stimulation of the central nervous system, in cases of physical or mental stress, to appetite suppression. It can also...

Author(s): Lidilhone Hamerski , Genise Vieira Somner and Neusa Tamaio

August 2013

Antioxidant capacities of Amaranthus tristis and Alternanthera sessilis: A comparative study

The aim of the present study was to compare the phytochemical and radical scavenging activities in the stem and leaf fractions of two species in Amaranthaceae family Amaranthus tristis and Alternanthera sessilis. Total flavonoids and phenolics were estimated using aluminium chloride and Folin-Ciocalteau methods, respectively; radical scavenging activities of the extracts were determined by 2,...

Author(s): Shanmugaraj Bala Murugan, Aziz Reshma, Ramamoorthy Deepika, Srinivasan Balamurugan and Ramalingam Sathishkumar

August 2013

Extraction of a novel biopesticide obtained from agricultural weeds useful for medicinal plants

The major problem faced in agriculture is the weeds and the pests. In order to remove or kill the weeds and the pests, there is a large scale use of weedicides and pesticides that leads to dual expenditure at the cost of crop maintenance. Weeds are rarely considered a priority despite the fact that all the farmers know that majority of their variable costs and time is devoted to eradicate them. The objective of the work...

Author(s): Manish Krishna, Taruna Khemchandani and Balaji R. Raja

August 2013

Quantitative and chemical profiles analysis of the root of Morinda officinalis based on reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography combined with chemometrics methods

A reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method was developed to evaluate the quality of Morinda officinalis through establishing chromatographic fingerprint and simultaneous determination of four anthraquinone compounds, namely 2-hydroxy-3-hydroxymethyl- anthraquinone, 2-hydroxy-1-methoxy-anthraquinone, rubiadin-1-methyl ether and rubiadin. The chromatographic separation was performed...

Author(s): Yan-Bin Wu, Jian-Guo Wu, Cheng-Jian Zheng, Ting Han, Lu-Ping Qin, Jin-Zhong Wu and Qiao-Yan Zhang

August 2013

Neuroprotective response of the hippocampus region of the brain to Withania somnifera and Asparagus racemosus root extract: An in vitro study

Neuroprotective effects of two medicinally important herbs Withania somnifera (WS) andAsparagus racemosus (AR) were investigated in primary hippocampal neuron cell culture. The root extracts of WS and AR were obtained by Soxhlet extraction using distilled water as solvent. The 7 to 8 days old hippocampal cells in culture were treated with100 µM Glutamate (Glu) for 10 min at room...

Author(s): Maheep Bhatnagar, Prahlad Meena, Satyendra Barbar and Chetan Joshi

August 2013

In vitro antimicrobial activities of Glycyrrhiza glabra and Fagonia arabica

The aim of this study was to test the antimicrobial activities of crude chloroform, hexane, ethyl acetate and ethanol extracts of the leaves Glycyrrhiza glabra (GG) and Fagonia arabica (FA) against bacteria (Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus epidermidis,Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis). Antimicrobial properties of G. glabra and F. arabica were tested...

Author(s): Fatima Syed, Rifat Jahan, Aftab Ahmed and Shafiullah Khan

August 2013

Antifungal activity of Satureja hortensis alcoholic extract against Aspergillus and Candida species

Pharmacological and biological investigations have justified the traditional application ofSatureja hortensis as a natural source of compounds for food conservation, as well as in the treatment of ailments including inflammatory diseases, cramps, muscle pains, nausea, indigestion, diarrhea, and infectious diseases. Regarding to the low number of reports ofSatureja hortensis antifungal activities, we focused on...

Author(s): Kambiz Diba, Kamaleh Ghabaie, Behnam Heshmatian and Mitra Sharbatkhori

August 2013

Evaluation of anthelmintic activity of some members of family Moraceae

The present investigation was developed to evaluate the anthelmintic activity of some members of family Moraceae. The selected plants were Ficus bengalensis, Ficus religiosa, Ficus glomerata, Morus indica and Morus laevigata. Anthelmintic activity was carried out by the preparation of methanolic extracts of different parts of these selected plants. For anthelmintic activity, the...

Author(s): Tahira Aziz Mughal, Samia Arshad and Sana Mahboob