Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3834

Table of Content: 16 November 2011; 5(26)

November 2011

Eleutherococcus senticosus as a crude medicine: Review of biotechnological effects

Eleutherococcus senticosus (Rupr. et Maxim.) Harms (=Acanthopanax senticosus, Araliaceae), also called Siberian ginseng, Ciwujia in Chinese and Gasiogalpi in Korean, is a woody medicinal plant, distributed in the cold regions of Northeast Asia. E. senticosus (ES, thereafter) has been found to possess efficacies on strengthening spleen and nourishing kidney in the theory of Traditional Chinese...

Author(s): Sun Yan-Lin, Liu Lin-De and Hong Soon-Kwan,

November 2011

Gloriosa superba L. (family Colchicaceae): Remedy or poison?

This article gives an overview of medicinal uses and poisonous properties of Gloriosa superbaL., and the available literature related to these aspects drawn from studies done in areas where the species is utilized as traditional medicine or reported as poisonous. A list of 45 ethnobotanical applications practiced in 31 tropical African and Asian countries was drawn. A considerable convergence in ethnobotanical uses...

Author(s): A. Maroyi and L. J. G. van der Maesen

November 2011

Treatment of premenstrual syndrome

Author(s): Muhammad Akram, Naveed Akhtar, H. M. Asif, Pervaiz Akhtar Shah, Tariq Saeed, Arshad Mahmood and Nadia Shamshad Malik   NOT AVAILABLE

November 2011

Piper sarmentosum Roxb protects lungs against oxidative stress induced by carbon tetrachloride in rats

This study was designed to investigate the effects of Piper sarmentosum supplementation on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) induced oxidative stress in lung. Thirty-two male Wistar rats were divided into two groups; a control and a treatment group which was given 125 mg/kg body weight P. sarmentosum orally for 28 days, after which each group was further subdivided into two groups. A group was exposed to...

Author(s): Mohd Fahami Nur Azlina, Yusof Kamisah, Reeny FA Rahman and Othman Faizah

November 2011

Phytochemical and pharmacognostic studies of the leaf and stem-bark of Anthocleista vogelii (Planch)

The phytochemical screening of the powdered leaves and the stem bark of Anthocleista vogelii revealed the presence of carbohydrates, saponins, flavonoids, terpenes, sterols and phenols. Alkaloid was present in the leaves only. Moisture content, total ash value, acid-insoluble ash, water-soluble ash values and extractive values were also determined. Thin layer chromatography (TLC) analyses revealed seven spots...

Author(s): Jegede I. A., Ibrahim, J. A. and Kunle O. F.

November 2011

Ethnobotany of some useful plants of Poonch Valley Azad Kashmir

The ethnobotanical studies indicated that the inhabitants of Poonch Valley utilized 169 plant species for more than 30 domestic needs. The major usage include 68 medicinal plants, 35 fuel wood species, 35 fodder species, 24 vegetable and pot herbs, 10 veterinary medicinal plants, 24 fruit yielding plants, 14 spices and condiment species, 12 for construction and timber requirements, 13 ornamental species, 9 used as field...

Author(s): Muhammad Azam Khan, Shahzad Akbar Khan, Muhammad Akhtar Qureshi, Gulzar Ahmed, Mir Ajab Khan, Mazhar Hussain and Ghulam Mujtaba Ghulam

November 2011

Identification and characterization of saponins in extract of Ziziphi spinosae Semen (ZSS) by ultra-performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-quadrupole time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-ESI-QTOF-MSE)

This paper was designed to develop a novel method via ultra-performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-quadrupole time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-ESI-QTOF-MSE) for the analysis and identification of saponins from extract of Ziziphi spinosae Semen (ZSS). The possible fragmentation pathways were proposed on the basis of MSE data. In results, 13 saponins, including two unknown...

Author(s): Jin-Jie MA,, Li-Ping KANG, Wen-Bin ZHOU, He-Shui YU, Ping LIU and Bai-Ping MA#

November 2011

Composition of essential oils from three classes of juniper fruit from Serbia

Juniperus communis L. (Cupressaceae) is widely distributed in the forest region of Serbia. This refers especially to degraded and devastated forests and abandoned farmlands. In addition to ecological significance as a pioneer species in forest regeneration, it is also of high economic interest. Its fruit (Juniperi fructi) produces a valuable essential oil (Juniperi aetherolium). Samples of J....

Author(s): Milić MATOVIĆ, Biljana BOJOVIĆ and MARINA JUŠKOVIĆ

November 2011

Elemental profile of 24 common medicinal plants of Pakistan and its direct link with traditional uses

At least 15 elements can be considered as an essential nutrients for human health but their toxic concentration should also be considered for preparation of herbal medicines. 24 medicinal plants were selected for metals analysis renowned for their therapeutic medicinal use. The metals analyzed include sodium (Na), potassium (K), lithium (Li), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), iron (Fe), zinc (Zn), lead (Pb), manganese (Mn),...

Author(s): Sadia Ata, Faiza Farooq and Shabnam Javed

November 2011

Effect of weed-crop competition on growth and yield of garden cress (Lepidium sativum L.)

A field experiment to find out the effect of weed-crop competition duration that is, zero competition, competition for 40, 50, 60, 70 and 80 days after emergence and competition throughout the growing season on the growth and yield of Lepidium sativum L. was conducted at the Agronomic Research Area, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. The dominant weeds were Phalaris minor, Anagallis...

Author(s): Muhammad Shehzad, Asif Tanveer, Muhammad Ayub, Khuram Mubeen, Naeem Sarwar, Muhammad Ibrahim and Imran Qadir

November 2011

Species diversity, usages, molecular markers and barcode of medicinal Senna species (Fabaceae, Caesalpinioideae) in Thailand

The diversity of the Senna species found in Thailand and usages was investigated. Species identification was performed using morphological characters concurrently with DNA fragment sizes of the trnH-psbA spacer region.  The fourteen Senna species in Thailand are Senna alata, Senna alexandrina, Senna fruticosa, Senna garrettiana, Senna hirsuta, Senna...

Author(s): Pansa Monkheang, Runglawan Sudmoon, Tawatchai Tanee, Kowit Noikotr, Nat Bletter and Arunrat Chaveerach

November 2011

Effects of selected medicinal plants on human low-density lipoprotein oxidation, 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radicals and human platelet aggregation

The effects of the methanol extracts of 20 selected medicinal plants on free radical scavenging capacity, human low-density lipoprotein (LDL) peroxidation and platelet aggregation were investigated. The antioxidant activity was evaluated using 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging capacity and thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) assay with LDL as the oxidation substrate. The antiplatelet...

Author(s): Fadlina Chany Saputri and Ibrahim Jantan

November 2011

Anticlastogenic effect of aqueous extract from water yam (Dioscorea alata L.)

Dioscorea plants have been widely used as traditional medicine and food for health benefits. Several therapeutic properties such as anti-cough, anti-diabetic, anti-diarrhea, and anti-cancer have been reported. Although the steroidal saponins (such as diosgenin) account for some of Dioscorea’s activity, there is little information on the effective components. We have shown here that water yam...

Author(s): Tsu-Shing Wang, Chong-Kuei Lii, Yuan-Ching Huang, Jen-Yun Chang and Fang-Yue Yang

November 2011

Antimicrobial, anti-tyrosinase and antioxidant activities of aqueous aromatic extracts from forty-eight selected herbs

In the essential oil extraction process of herbs, the aqueous part of distillate was often been treated as waste. Thus, discovery of potentialities of the aqueous part of herbs will aid us to realize further applications of this byproduct. In this study, we examine the antimicrobial activity, anti-tyrosinase and antioxidant activities of 48 selected herbs which are suitable to be planted in Taiwan and Southeast Asia....

Author(s): Chih-Chien Lin, Chao-Hsun Yang, Pey-Shiuan Wu, Chang-Chin Kwan and Yi-Shyan Chen

November 2011

Effects of Camellia sinensis L. extract and cysteine on browning, growth and paclitaxel production of subcultured Taxus brevifolia L. calli

So far huge studies have been reported on antioxidant effects of Camellia sinensis L. in animal/human cells, however little is known about its impacts in plant cells/tissue culture. In this investigation, we evaluated the biological effects of C. sinensis extract and cysteine on production of paclitaxel using tissue cultures of Taxus brevifolia L. Various calli and its subcultures...

Author(s): Ahmad Yari Khosoushahi, Hossein Naderi-Manesh# and Yadollah Omidi

November 2011

Inula racemosa Hook. f: A potential medicinal crop in the cold desert agro-ecosystem of North Western Himalaya, India

Inula racemosa Hook. f. (Manu), a critically endangered medicinal herb, was studied in terms of its uses and cultivation practices and problems in the cold desert environment of the Lahaul valley in the North Western Himalaya. The roots of I. racemosa are used in traditional medicine, but are also of great economic importance due to the large demand by the pharmaceutical industry. Energy and monetary...

Author(s): Yashwant S. Rawat and Colin S. Everson

November 2011

Influence of different growth media on the fruit quality and reproductive growth parameters of strawberry (Fragaria ananassa)

Organic food is getting much preference worldwide because they are free of diseases pure and possess good physiochemical features. Taking the beneficial impact of organic production, into account, this study was conducted under a poly tunnel system using five organic media mixtures including. T0: (Control) Soil + Sand (1: 1), T1 Soil + Silt + Farm Yard Manure (1: 1: 1), T2: Soil + Silt + Leaf Manure (1:...

Author(s): Riffat Ayesha, Noreen Fatima, Misbah Ruqayya, Khalid Mahmood Qureshi, Ishfaq Ahmad Hafiz, Khalid Saifullah Khan,  and Atif Kamal,

November 2011

Ethnobotanical survey of traditional medicinal plants in Tehuledere district, South Wollo, Ethiopia

An ethnobotanical survey of traditional medicinal plants was carried out in Tehuledere district, South Wollo, northeast Ethiopia from July 15, 2009 to August 30, 2009 using rapid ethnobotanical appraisal. A systematic random sampling was employed for selection of 9 study Kebeles and 67 informants. Ethnobotanical data were collected using semi-structured interview, field observation and group discussion. Data gathered...

Author(s): Mohammed Adefa Seid and Berhanu Abraha Tsegay

November 2011

Comparative tolerance of different rice varieties to sunflower phytotoxicity

The present study was conducted to investigate the phytotixic effects of aqueous extracts of dry and fresh leaf, stem and inflorescence of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) var. Hysun 33against germination and early seedling growth of four varieties of rice, namly Basmati Pak, Basmati Supper, Basmati 385 and IRRI-fine. Extracts of all the three parts of sunflower showed toxicity against...

Author(s): Uzma Bashir, Arshad Javaid and Rukhsana Bajwa

November 2011

Evaluation for antierythmic and depigmenting effects of a newly formulated emulsion containing basil extract

This study was designed to find out the effects of newly formulated topical cream (w/o emulsion) of basil (Ocimum basilicum) against its base as control on skin erythma and skin melanin.  Concentrated basil extract was entrapped in the inner aqueous phase of w/o emulsion. Newly formulated and formerly evaluated base (containing no extract) and a formulation (containing 3% concentrated extract of basil) were...

Author(s): Akhtar Rasul, Naveed Akhtar, Barkat Ali Khan, Tariq Mahmood, Shahiq uz Zaman, Atif Ali, Haji M. Shoaib Khan and Rashida Parveen

November 2011

Immunomodulatory activities of different crude fractions of Nepeta juncea

In this study, we are reporting the immunomodulatory behavior of different crude fractions ofNepeta juncia. In case of immunomodulatory study, the ethyl acetate and chloroform friction demonstrated significant modulatory effect for oxidative burst of polymorphoneutrophils, while the aqueous fraction demonstrated moderate inhibition. Hence, both the CHCl3 and ethyl acetate fractions of N. juncia are...

Author(s): Riaz Ullah

November 2011

Myrtus communis Linn. (Pharmacological activity)

Author(s): H. M. Asif, M. Akram, Shahab Uddin, Zahoor Ul Hasan, Abdul Sami, Asif Iqbal, Umar Tauseef and Abdul Bari     NOT AVAILABLE