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 November, 2014; 8(42)

November 2014

In vivo antimalarial activity of the crude extract and solvent fractions of the leaves of Zehenria scabra (Cucurbitaceae) against Plasmodium berghei in mice

Zehenria scabra is among the Ethiopian folk medicine for malaria like fever and other infectious diseases. But it lacks apposite pharmacological investigation. This study aimed at evaluating the antimalarial activity and safety profile of Z. scabra. Plasmodium berghei was used for induction of malaria, kept in a refrigerator and maintained by serial passage of blood from mouse to mouse. The crude extract, chloroform and...

Author(s): Wubshet H. Tesfaye and Endalkachew A. Alamneh

November 2014

Anticonceptive, estrogenic and antiestrogenic potentials of methanol extract of Garcinia kola seed in rodents

The anticonceptive, estrogenic and antiestrogenic potential of methanolic extract of Garcinia kola seed in rodents was investigated. The anti-conceptive effect of extract showed that the extract dose-dependently protected female mice and rats from conception for two to three gestational periods. Changes observed in the length and weights of pups were not statistically significant relative to control. There were no...

Author(s): Grace Emmanuel Essien and Paul Alozie Nwafor

November 2014

Contribution to the knowledge of affinities of traditional medicine of Bantu of high and low lands in the territories of Beni and Lubero

The investigations were conducted during 2012 on the Nande Bantu ethnic majority in the villages of Beni and Lubero territories which are located in North Kivu province in the eastern part of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Thus 6 villages in the zone of high altitude and 6 others in the zone of low altitude have been chosen randomly, by taking the farthest ones among them. Two-hundred and forty (240) persons...

Author(s): Eric Lukwamirwe Kasika, Valentin Kamabu Vasombolwa and Jean Lejoly