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 June 2014; 8(22)

June 2014

Chemical composition and antinociceptive activity of the essential oil of Piper mollicomum and Piper rivinoides

The analysis of chromatographic profiles of the essential oil of Piper mollicomum and Piper rivinoides for Multidimensional gas chromatography (MDGC) allowed the identification of 18 compounds in essential oil of Piper mollicomum (EOPM) and 19 compounds in essential oil of Piper rivinoides (EOPR), being β-ocimene and α-pinene which are the major compounds, respectively. In the test of writhing induced by...

Author(s): Stefânia P. de Souza, Simone S. Valverde, Nathalia F. Costa, Andrea S. Calheiros, Keila S. C. Lima, Valber S. Frutuoso and Antônio L. S. Lima

June 2014

Bioactivity-guided studies on the antiinflammatory activity of extract of aerial parts of Schwenckia americana L. (Solanaceae)

The antiinflammatory activity of the methanol:methylene chloride extract of the aerial parts of Schwenckia americana L. (Solanaceae) (SAE) and its mechanisms were evaluated. Bioactivity-guided studies on SAE and its fractions was done using the egg albumin-induced rat paw edema as activity guide. Further screening for anti-inflammatory activity was accomplished using the xylene-induced ear edema and cotton...

Author(s): Nwabunike, I. A., Ezike, A. C., Nwodo, N. J., Udegbunam, S. O. and Okoli, C. O.

June 2014

Standardization of Hibiscus Schizopetalus (Mast) Hook according to World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines

Hibiscus schizopetalus (Mast) Hook (Malvaceae) is a shrub with spreading or usually drooping branches, attaining a height up to 13 feet (4 m) and found in east of tropical Africa. It is also a common ornamental shrub cultivated in Pakistan. The pharmacognostic standards for the flower and leaves of H. schizopetalus were done for the first time and this...

Author(s): Hina Zahid, Ghazala H. Rizwani and Huma Shareef

June 2014

Exploration of the anti-diabetic effect of the matured seeds of Dioclea reflexa

The study aimed at exploring the anti-diabetic effect of the seed flour of Dioclea reflexa on alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Thirty Wistar rats of both sexes were exposed to respective doses of the seed flour and the standardized drugs (Gliclazide 6.1 mg/kd body weight and Metformin 60 mg/kg body weight) according to the group specifications.  The seed flour at a dose of 2 g/kg body weight per oral once daily was...

Author(s): Adepoju Adeyinka GK and Balogun O.M.

June 2014

Biotechnical application of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi used in the production of foliar biomolecules in ironwood seedlings [Libidibia ferrea (Mart. ex Tul.) L.P.Queiroz var. ferrea]

Libidibia ferrea, popularly known as ironwood is a medicinal plant of the Caatinga, in semi-arid Brazil. It is used for traditional medicine because it has bioactive compounds. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) have been shown to improve the production of biomolecules in some plants. The objective of this study was to select efficient AMF for optimizing the growth and production of bioactive compounds in L. ferrea...

Author(s): Francineyde A. Silva; Fábio S. B. Silva and Leonor C. Maia