Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3799

Table of Content: 10 February, 2014; 8(6)

February 2014

Influence of oil content and yield of Foeniculum vulgare Mill. cv. Soroksary seeds by adapting different plant densities

In this experiment, the effect of different plant densities on the oil content and yield of Foeniculum vulgare Mill. Cv. Soroksary seeds was studied at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering, Karaj, Iran (Latitude 35° 47´ N and Longitude 50° 59´ E) in 2008. Different spacing studied were 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 cm and the distance between rows in all treatments was 40 cm using a complete...

Author(s): Jalal Khorshidi, Seyed Fazel Mirahmadi, Mohammad Fakhr Tabatabaei, Reza Omidbaigi and Fatemeh Sefidkon

February 2014

Phytochemical analysis and biological activity of a precipitate from Pavetta crassipes

Precipitate obtained from the aqueous extract of a Pavetta crassipes K. Schum (Rubiaceae) was analyzed for biological activity and phytochemical makeup. Phytochemical studies of the precipitate showed the presence of flavonoids. Antimicrobial studies showed that the precipitate inhibited the growths of Corynebacterium ulcerans, Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa at 6.25 mg/ml with corresponding minimum...

Author(s): Bello Isaac Asusheyi, Ndukwe George Iloegbulam and Audu Oladimeji Tokumbo

February 2014

Recovery effect of Zingiber officinale on testis tissue after treatment with gentamicin in rats

Ginger rhizome (Zingiber officinale R., family: Zingiberaceae) is used medicinally and as a culinary spice. Gentamicin is synthetic antibacterial agent antibiotic with a very broad spectrum against microbial pathogens, especially the gram-negative. The aim of this study was to investigate the recovery effect of ginger on testis after treatment with gentamicin in rats. The forty male Wistar rats were selected and...

Author(s): A. Zahedi and A. Khaki⊃

February 2014

Effects of Huanglian Jiedu Decoction (HLJDD) on fever induced by lipopolysaccharide and inflammation induced by carrageenan

This study aimed to investigate the antifebrile and anti-inflammatory effect of Huanglian Jiedu Decoction (HLJDD). The rabbits received intravenous injection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) after orally administered with HLJDD and the rectal temperatures of rabbits were monitored. The concentrations of interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) in serum were assayed using rabbit IL-1β...

Author(s): Ran Li, Lilong Jia, Xiu Dong, Juncai Liu and Haibo Li

February 2014

Comparative genetic and chemical profiling performed on Alstonia scholaris in China and its implications to standardization of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Validity of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is oppugned very often because of the bugs of quality, effectiveness, and repeatability. Standardization of TCMs is one way to make a change. How to realize standardization of TCMs and with what measures to shape the quality control system, is provoking much debate in the TCM field. Genetic and chemical profiling were comparatively performed on Alstonia scholaris in China...

Author(s): Zhaoyang Zhang, Xiaodong Luo, and Sheng Li

February 2014

New antioxidant and cholinesterase inhibitory constituents from Lonicera quinquelocularis

A phytochemical investigation on the ethyl acetate soluble fraction of Lonicera quinquelocularis (whole plant) led to the isolation of three new and two known compounds. The crude extract and the various soluble fractions were screened for cytotoxic activities. The ethyl acetate soluble fraction was found to be more cytotoxic. The chloroform soluble fraction showed moderate activity while the other fractions and crude...

Author(s): Dilfaraz Khan, Wang Zhao, Saeed Ahmad and Shafiullah Khan,