Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3835

Table of Content: 17 February, 2013; 7(7)

February 2013

Ethnobotany and folk medicinal uses of major trees and shrubs in Northern Iran

This research was carried out to introduce important useful plants and their medicinal characteristics in Heyrat indigenous region. Approximately 16 medicinal species of trees and shrubs belonging to 12 families were recorded. It is found that all these plants are used by the rural people in traditional uses and food consumption, and that the main species of them included: Borago officinalis, Arctium lappa,...

Author(s): Amir Sasan Mozaffari Nejad, Abolfazl Kamkar, Archana Giri, and Aziz A Pourmahmoudi    

February 2013

Insight into the functional and medicinal properties of Medicago sativa (Alfalfa) leaves extract

This research was carried out to evaluate the phenolics and flavonoids content of Medicago sativa leaves extract and to characterize the phenolics and flavonoids profiles using reversed phase-high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC). The antioxidants, anti inflammatory and xanthine oxidase (XO) inhibitory activities of the extract were also determined. The obtained result showed that the total...

Author(s): Ehsan Karimi, Ehsan Oskoueian, Armin Oskoueian, Vahid Omidvar, Rudi Hendra and Hani Nazeran    

February 2013

Ethnomedicinal plants used for different ailments by the tribals of district Raisen (M.P.), India

The present investigation was carried out for documentation of native medicinal plants which are exploited for medicinal purposes in the Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh. The district is rich in repository economically as well as ethnomedicinally for important for plants. Information was collected from tribals using interview and semi-structural questionnaires among the traditional medicine men of the area. First hand...

Author(s): Zahoor Ahmad, Shaukat Saeed Khan, Aijaz Ahmad Wani and Fatima Khan    

February 2013

Effects of an herbal formula on the prevention of steroid-induced osteonecrosis in rabbits

The objective of this study is to investigate the alterations of inflammation in the steroid-induced avascular osteonecrosis of femoral head with/without an intervention agent.Twenty-seven healthy New Zealand rabbits were included and randomized into 3 groups. Group A (the control group, n=9) received a single gluteal injection of physiologic saline at a dosage of 20 mg/kg. Group B (the steroid group,...

Author(s): Wu Zhihong, Ji Chunliang, Li Hui, Qiu Guixing, Gao Cunji and Weng Xisheng    

February 2013

Evaluation of some medicinal properties of Ceiba aesculifolia subsp. parvifolia

The bark of Ceiba aesculifolia subsp. parvifolia is used for the treatment of diabetes, kidneys maladies, tumors, gastritis, and wounds by the people of San Rafael, Coxcatlan, Puebla. The aim of this work was to investigate antimicrobial activity, general toxicity, and antioxidant activity of the bark of this species. The methanol extract was obtained by maceration. After obtaining the methanol...

Author(s): J. Orozco, M. A. Rodriguez-Monroy, K. E. Martínez, C. M. Flores, M. Jiménez-Estrada, A. Durán,  R. Rosas-López, L. B. Hernández and M. Canales    

February 2013

Investigation on arbuscular mycorrhizal alliances in some threatened medicinal herbs of Burdwan district, West Bengal, India

Perseverance of conventional herbal medicines is increasing gradually throughout the world. Considering the growing demand of ethnomedicinal plants in therapeutic treatments to our primary health care system and the role of vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizae (VAM) fungi for enhanced production of active secondary metabolites by the medicinal plants, the present work was undertaken to survey the arbuscular mycorrhizal...

Author(s): Rebeca Ghanta, Sikha Dutta and Radhanath Mukhopadhyay    

February 2013

Evaluation of the hepatoprotective activity of some plants belonging to the tribe Cynareae growing in Egypt

In an attempt to confront the growing problem of liver diseases in Egypt and worldwide, some plants belonging to the tribe Cynareae were evaluated for their hepatoprotective activities. The aerial parts of Carduus getulus, Centaurea alexandrina, Centaurea calcitrapa, Cynara cornigera and Onopordum alexandrinum, the leaves of Cynara scolymus and the seeds of C. cornigera and O....

Author(s): Samah M. El Sohafy, Saleh I. Alqasoumi, Aly M. Metwally, Abdallah A. Omar, Masouda M. Amer , Mohammed I. Abou Shoer, S. A. El Toumy and Maged S. Abdel-Kader,    

February 2013

In vitro antibacterial efficacy of some important traditional medicinal plants in India against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus strains

Historically, bacteria have been the cause of some of the most deadly diseases and widespread epidemics of human civilization. Many plants are known for their ethno-medicinally importance in the region of western Uttar Pradesh, India but their sensitivity against hospital isolated Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) human pathogenic bacterial strains...

Author(s): Abdul Viqar Khan, Qamar Uddin Ahmed, Athar Ali Khan and Indu Shukla    

February 2013

Gonadosomatic index of female Wister rats treated with graded concentration of Aloe Vera gel

Aloe Vera (Av) gel with its multiple beneficial effects has also been associated with some side effects. The gonadosomatic index of female Wistar rats treated with graded concentration of Av gel was investigated. Seventy two sexually mature female Wistar rats weighing 140 to 255 g and 16 to 20 weeks of age were randomly grouped into four. The group A (control) rats were given distilled water while the...

Author(s): Ajala Oluwasola Oluwatoyin, Oyeyemi Matthew Olugbenga, Fayomi Adetunji Peter and Olaniyan David   .

February 2013

Chemical composition and toxicities of the essential oil derived from Hyssopus cuspidatus flowering aerial parts against Sitophilus zeamais and Heterodera avenae

Water-distilled essential oil from Hyssopus cuspidatus Boriss (Family: Labiatae) from the aerial parts at the flowering stage was analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Thirty-nine compounds, accounting for 96.78% of the total oil, were identified and the main components of the essential oil of H. cuspidatus flowering aerial parts were thymol (19.65%), trans-pinocamphone...

Author(s): Hong Tao Li, Na Na Zhao, Kai Yang, Zhi Long Liu and Qi Wang    

February 2013

Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used by Bapedi traditional healers to treat erectile dysfunction in the Limpopo Province, South Africa

To conduct an inventory of medicinal plants commonly used by Bapedi to treat erectile dysfunction (ED), 34 healers from 17 municipalities were interviewed during the first half of 2011. These municipalities covered Capricorn, Sekhukhune and Waterberg districts located in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. A total of 21 plant species belonging to 15 families, mostly from the Apocynaceae, Asteraceae,...

Author(s): Sebua S Semenya and Martin J Potgieter    

February 2013

Antioxidant activity of Melilotus officinalis extract investigated by means of the radical scavenging activity, the chemiluminescence of human neutrophil bursts and lipoperoxidation assay

Plants have been useful sources of new biologically active compounds. However, traditional ethno-medical approaches may draw attention to one or other clinical claim, but only specific scientific investigation can validate their effects. The aim of this study was to examine whether an extract of Melilotus officinalis leaves interferes with reactive oxygen/nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) during the course of human...

Author(s): Pier Carlo Braga, Monica Dal Sasso, Norma Lattuada, Laura Marabini, Rossella Calò,  Raffaella Antonacci, Aldo Bertelli, Mario Falchi and Paola Verducci