Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3765

Table of Content: 10 June, 2013; 7(22)

June 2013

Evaluation of selected pesticidal plant extracts against major cabbage insect pests in the field

An evaluation of fresh extracts from three locally available pesticidal plants in Central Uganda was carried out against two important cabbage insect pests in the field in order to assess their potency for pesticidal application. This followed the farmers’ view that these plants could have pesticidal features as they had been observed to protect leafy crops against pests. Results suggest that Euphorbia...

Author(s): J. Mwine⊃, C. Ssekyewa⊃, K. Kalanzi⊃ and P. Van Damme⊃

June 2013

Trichomes diversity in the tropical flora of Pakistan

Trichomes diversity from the study of foliar epidermal anatomy has been studied for 51 species belonging to 40 genera and 20 families. In the studied plant species, 10 different types of trichomes were observed for both glandular and eglandular types. Among these species, 38 are amphitrichomic while the remaining 13 are either epitrichomic or hypotrichomic. The most frequent types of trichomes were attenuate and...

Author(s): Gulzar Khan, Faqi Zhang, Qingbo Gao, Zia-ur-Rehman Mashwani, Khalid Rehman, Mir Ajab Khan and Shilong Chen

June 2013

Antibacterial, antifungal and phytotoxic activities of Luffa cylindrica and Momordica charantia

Plants are important for their medicinal value because they contain numerous compounds with therapeutic value. Keeping in mind this aspect, traditionally important plants, Luffa cylindrica and Momordica charantia, were screened for antibacterial, antifungal and phytotoxic activities. The n-hexane fraction of L. cylindrical exhibited good (64%) and crude methanolic extract, moderate (58%)...

Author(s): Bashir Ahmad and Abid Ali Khan

June 2013

Isolation and anti-inflammatory effects of maturin acetate from the roots of Psacalium peltatum (Asteraceae)

Anti-inflammatory effects of maturin acetate (MA) isolated from the roots of Psacalium peltatum were investigated using in vitro and in vivo models. Inhibitory effects of increasing concentrations of MA on the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines (TNF-α and IL-1β) by lypopolysaccharide (LPS)-activated peritoneal macrophages were measured in vitro. MA at 75 µg/ml...

Author(s): Nadia A. Rojano-Vilchis, Manuel Jimenez-Estrada, A. Nieto Camacho, Armando Torres Avilez, Robert. A. Bye, Victor M. Chavez Avila, M. Canales-Martinez, K. S. Martinez-Elizalde and M. A. Rodriguez-Monroy

June 2013

Antitermitic activity and phytochemical analysis of fifteen medicinal plant seeds

The present study was designed to evaluate the phytochemical composition (qualitative and quantitative) as well as the antitermitic activity of EtOH (ethanol) seed extracts of fifteen medicinal plants. Different bioassay were used for the determination of phytochemical constituents and flavonoids, saponins, tannins and alkaloids contents were found to ranged from 0.65 to 15.18%, 0.54 to 8.60%, 0.08 to...

Author(s): Mazhar Abbas, Muhammad Shahid, Munawar Iqbal, Fozia Anjum, Sumaira Sharif, Sohail Ahmed and Tajnees Pirzada

June 2013

Variation in essential oil composition of Mentha longifolia var. chlorodichtya Rech.f. and Ziziphora clinopodiodes Lam. growing in different habitats

Essential oils obtained by hydrodistillation of the aerial parts of Mentha longifolia (L.) Hudson var. chlorodictya Rech. f. collected from two different locations in Iran and three populations of Ziziphora clinopodiodes Lam. were analyzed by gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). 98.47 and 96.99% of  total oils in M. longifolia were...

Author(s): Mina Jamzad, Ziba Jamzad, Fahimeh Mokhber, Salma Ziareh and Mohammad Yari

June 2013

Efficacy and safety of Ziabites (an Iranian traditional medicine compound) on glycemic control in type 2 diabetic patients

This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Ziabites on glycemic control in type 2 diabetic patients. The samples consisted of 31 subjects and the doses of Ziabites were equally administered orally in the form of capsule before the breakfast, lunch and dinner. The doses were given for 4 weeks. Ziabites capsule contains Portulaca oleracea L.Rhus coriaria L. and Punica...

Author(s): Majid Asghari, Mohsen Naseri, Zari Sabet, Ali Davati, Mohammad Kamalinejad, Mohammad Reza Jalali-Nadoushan, Akbar Shaali, Sasan Doost and Masoud Alamshekan

June 2013

Hab-o Shefa (an Iranian traditional medicine compound) in withdrawal syndrome and its effects in acute detoxification of opiates addict: A randomized, double blind, clinical trials

Hab-o Shefa is a natural traditional Iranian medicine (TIM) product that many centuries used as a replacement for opium addiction treatment. In this randomized, double blind, controlled, clinical trial the effect of Hab-o Shefa was studied in the treatment of opiates addiction. In a double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial, 90 in-patients with opiates dependency that received an assisted self-help intervention,...

Author(s): Seyed Mohammad Nazari, Mohsen Naseri, Azarakhsh Mokri, Ali Davati and Mohammad Kamalinejad

June 2013

Ethnobotanical profile of Tehsil Takht-e-Nasratti, District Karak, Pakistan

The present study was carried out to extract ethnobotanical data through interview, using semi-structured questionnaire and personal observation in Tehsil Takht-e-Nasratti, District Karak, Khyber Pakhtun khawa, Pakistan. We documented the use of 161 plants belonging to 57 families including 22 trees, 23 shrubs, 104 herbs, 9 grasses and 3 parasite species in present investigation. The locals used 118 (73.3%) species...

Author(s): Musharaf Khan, Farrukh Hussain and Shahana Musharaf

June 2013

Herbal medicine use among diabetes mellitus patients in Northern Cyprus

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic, metabolic disease which may result in further complications. Traditional herbal medicines are used all over the world by diabetic patients. It is estimated that more than 1000 plant species are used against diabetes as folk medicine. Medical authorities such as World Health Organization encourage research on herbal medicines to come up with alternatives for treatment of diabetes,...

Author(s): Dudu Özkum, Ömrüm Akı and Hale Zerrin Toklu,