Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3684

Table of Content: 17 April, 2015; 9(15)

April 2015

Traditional medicinal plants used by Kunama ethnic group in Northern Ethiopia

Utilization of medicinal plants is almost as old as the history of mankind. Semi-structured interview, guided field walk, group discussion and market survey were used to collect ethnobotanical data in Tahitay Adiyabo and Kafta Humera districts in northern Ethiopia. A total of 47 informants (30 males and 17 females) were selected purposefully from three sub-districts: Lemlem (n = 27), Adi-Goshu (n = 10) and Hilet-Coca (n...

Author(s): Meaza Gidey, Tadesse Beyene, Maria Adele Signorini, Piero Bruschi and Gidey Yirga

April 2015

Haematological parameters, semen characteristics and sperm morphology of male albino rat (wistar strain) treated with Aloe vera gel

Haemograms, semen characteristics and sperm morphology of the male albino rat (wistar strain) treated with Aloe vera gel was studied. A. vera gel has been widely used for both medicinal and non-medicinal purposes. Fifteen male clinically healthy albino rats weighing between 0.15 to 0.24 kg and 16 to 20 weeks of age were randomly assigned to three groups A, B and C. Groups A and B were the experimental groups while Group...

Author(s): Matthew Olugbenga Oyeyemi and Olumide Samuel Ajani

April 2015

Antioxidant and α-amylase inhibition activities in vitro of various solvent extracts of Thymus schimperi Ronniger

Thymus schimperi Ronniger is a wild endemic herb to Ethiopia, and is traditionally used as food flavoring, preservative as well as medicinal ingredient. This paper reports the total phenolic and flavonoid contents, antioxidant capacity and α-amylase inhibition activity of various solvent extracts of the dried leaves. The acetone extracts contained the highest total phenolic content (122.0±11.6 mg GAE/g)....

Author(s): Engeda Dessalegn, Geremew Bultosa, Gulelat Desse Haki and H. P. Vasantha Rupasinghe