Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3707

Table of Content: 10 October, 2013; 7(38)

October 2013

Ethnobotany of acanthaceae in the Mount Cameroon region

A study was conducted on the ethnobotany of the Acanthceaes in the Mount Cameroon region in the South West Region of Cameroon. An inventory of identified Acanthaceaes used by different individuals and traditional medical practitioners (TMPs) was established from information gathered through interviews, well semi structured questionnaires and data analyzed based on the focus data collection strategy. The research yielded...

Author(s): Fongod A. G. N., Modjenpa N. B. and Veranso M. C.

October 2013

Histological effects of Impatiens balsamina Linn. crude extract and isolate to 2-methoxy-1,4-naphthoquinone on the pancreas, stomach, duodenum, and spleen of tumor-induced Mus musculus

Impatiens balsamina Linn. is an ornamental plant with a wide range of bioactivities. This histological assessment was done as a continuation of a study that showed the anti-tumor promoting activity of its flower crude ethanol extract and isolate 2-methoxy-1,4-naphthoquinone (MeONQ) using the modified 2-stage mouse skin carcinogenicity assay. This evaluates any positive protective histological effects of the crude...

Author(s): Annabelle A. Herrera, Maria Angela B. Ocampo and Amelia P. Guevara,

October 2013

Anti-hepatitis B virus activity of total saponins isolated from Taraphochlamys affinis in vitro and in vivo

Taraphochlamys affinis have been previously shown to possess anti-hepatitis B virus (HBV) activities. To identify the active ingredients, we isolated total saponins (TSTA) from the dried herb of T. affinis and examined the inhibitory effect of TSTA on HBV in vitro and in vivo. In human liver cell line HepG2.2.15 transected with HBV, the TC50 of TSTA was 358.6 mg/ml and TC0 was 77.6 mg/ml, which suggested that the...

Author(s): Xing Lin, Shijun Zhang, Quanfang Huang, Li Zheng, Jianchun Huang, Xuerong Zhang and Renbin Huang

October 2013

Phytochemistry and pharmacology of Fagopyrum dibotrys (D. Don) H. Hara: A review

Fagopyrum dibotrys (D. Don) H. Hara, a widely used traditional Chinese herb, belongs to the family of Polygonaceae, and possesses a wide range of ethnomedicinal uses. In recent decades, a great number of chemical and pharmacological studies have been done on F. dibotrys. More than 80 compounds including flavonoids, organic acids, sterides, essential oil and amino acids, as well as vitamins have been found in the herb,...

Author(s): Hong-Sheng Ruana,b, Ling Caoc, Zhi-Bao Chena, Gui-Yan Jiaa, Xiao-Liang Zhenga, and Xue-Gong Qina

October 2013

Medicinal plants used in preparation of polyherbal ayurvedic formulation Chyawanprash

Chyawanprash has been used traditionally in Ayurvedic supplements to help strengthen your digestive system and promote food absorption, corrects hyperacidity, dyspepsia and flatulence, peptic ulcers and gastritis, boost memory power, promote cardio fitness by supporting your heart and helps in slow down the rate of normal aging and promote longevity. It also cleanse your blood and aid in the elimination of toxins,...

Author(s): Vijay D. Wagh, Snehal V. Patil, Sanjay J. Surana and Kalpana V Wagh

October 2013

In vitro regeneration and transformation studies on Pelargonium graveolens (geranium) - an important medicinal and aromatic plant

Development of improved protocols for the regeneration of Pelargonium graveolens is important for their commercial utilization. Callus was induced from leaf explants on Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium supplemented with auxins and combinations of auxins and cytokinins. Micropropagation of nodal bud explants was achieved using medium supplemented with cytokinins. The regenerated explants were acclimatized and the...

Author(s): J. F. Benazir, R. Suganthi, P. Chandrika and B. Mathithumilan

October 2013

The effect of Lycium barbarum polysaccharides on erectile function recovery in a rat model of cavernous nerve injury

     This study aimed to investigate the effect of Lycium barbarum polysaccharides (LBP) on erectile function recovery in a rat model of cavernous nerves (CN) injury. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 3 groups: ten rats underwent sham operation (sham group), ten underwent bilateral CN crush injury (injured control group) and the other ten underwent bilateral CN crush injury with an...

Author(s): Zhankui Zhao, Honglian Yu, Xiegang Ding, Bo Liu, Fei Xiao and Shiwen Li

October 2013

The effect of propolis on bacterial population isolated from necrotizing single canal tooth with chronic apical periodontitis versus chlorhexidine gluconate

     Propolis is a sticky resinous material collected from flowers and plants or other botanical sources by honey-bee. It has antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Effective debridement of the root canal system with chemical irrigants prior to obturation is the key to long-term success of endodontic therapy. An equally effective, but safe irrigant is...

Author(s): Maryam Zare Jahromi, Arezoo Tahmourespour and Samane Ziaei

October 2013

Biphasic inflammatory effects of Voacanga globosa ethanolic leaf extract in ICR mice

Voacanga globosa is an endemic plant traditionally used as remedy for boils in the Philippines. Four concentrations of the ethanolic leaf extracts (0.5, 5, 50 and 100 mg/kg bw) were administered intraperitoneally to 6 to 8 weeks old female imprinting control region (ICR) mice. Mice treated with 5 mg/kg bw V. globosa extract significantly potentiated the inflammatory response, exhibiting the highest edema index and...

Author(s): Ruth Marian S. Guzman, Reynand Jay C. Canoy,, Daile Meek C. Salvador and Elena S. Catap,