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 March, 2014; 8(10)

March 2014

Antimicrobial activity and phytochemical screening of various parts of Ixora coccinea

Ixora coccinea L. (Rubiaceae) has been used traditionally for a variety of ailments and also cultivated for ornamental purposes. The present study investigated antimicrobial activity of methanolic extracts of various parts of I. coccinea and determined the chemical groups of the active constituents. Antimicrobial activity was assessed using agar disc diffusion, microdilution and thin layer chromatography (TLC)...

Author(s): Mani Maran Marimuthu, Claira Arul Aruldass, Uma Mageswary Sandrasagaran, Suriyati Mohamad, Surash Ramanathan, Sharif Mahsufi Mansor and Vikneswaran Murugaiyah

March 2014

Anti-depression effect of Chimonanthus salicifolicus essential oil in chronic stressed rats

The aim of this study was to investigate the interventional effect of the Chimonanthus salicifolicus essential oil on murine chronic stress-induced anxiety. Rats model of uncertainty empty bottle was established to induce anxiety. The exploratory change, grooming and attack behaviors were observed. After 7 days training period followed by continuous 14 days’ stimulation, rats serum level of glucose (GLU), total...

Author(s): Xueli Zhou ,Yang Yu, Zhou Cheng, Shan Li, Yunguo Zhu and Xiaoling Yang

March 2014

Assessment of the antimicrobial activity of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of Piper guineense leaves

The antimicrobial activity of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of leaves of Piper guineense was determined on some bacteria and fungi, namely, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Bacillus subtilis, Candida albicans and Saccharomyces cerevisiae, using agar well diffusion method and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC). The ethanolic extract was found to show more activity than the aqueous...

Author(s): Anyanwu C. U. and Nwosu G. C.

March 2014

New cultivation approaches of Artemisia annua L. for a sustainable production of the antimalarial drug artemisinin

Artemisia annua L. is an important medicinal plant from which artemisinin was extracted to treat malaria effectively. Artemisinin is isolated from the aerial part of the A. annua harvesting from the wild is causing loss of genetic diversity and habitat destruction. The use of controlled environments can overcome cultivation difficulties and could be a means to manipulate phenotypic variation in bioactive compounds and...

Author(s): Nadali Babaeian Jelodar, Arvind Bhatt, Kamaruzaman Mohamed and Chan Lai Keng