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: 17 February, 2014; 8(7)

February 2014

Antioxidant and anticancer activities of Moringa oleifera leaves

Moringa oleifera leaves extracted with methanol and dichloromethane were screened for antioxidant activity. The in vitro cancer antiproliferative and chemopreventive properties were also investigated. Radical scavenging assays with 1, 1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and 2,2´-azino-bis 3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid (ABTS) were used to determine the antioxidant activity. The antiproliferative assay was...

Author(s): Suphachai Charoensin

February 2014

Antibacterial and cytotoxic antibacterial potential of ethanol extract and fractions from Aristolochia galeata Mart. ex Zucc

The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the phytochemical, antibacterial and cytotoxic activities of ethanol extract and hexane, dichlorometane, ethyl acetate and hydroethanolic fractions from Aristolochia galeata’s rhizomes. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum lethal concentration (MLC) were evaluated by the broth microdilution assay to investigate the antibacterial activity of various...

Author(s): Álan Alex Aleixo, Vidyleison Neves Camargos, Ana Cláudia dos Santos Pereira Andrade, Karina Marjorie Silva Herrera, Rosy Iara Maciel de Azambuja Ribeiro, Kamilla Monteiro dos Santos, Juliana Teixeira de Magalhães, José Carlos Magalhães, Luciana Alves Rodrigues dos Santos Lima and Jaqueline Maria Siqueira Ferreira

February 2014

An anatomical study of medicinal species Ajuga orientalis L. (Lamiaceae) from Turkey

Ajuga orientalis (Lamiaceae), with a wide distribution area in Turkey, is a traditionally used medicine in the treatment of some skin diseases in Anatolia. The aim of this study was to determine the anatomical characteristics of the root, stem, leaf, petiole, calyx and corolla of  medicinal species of A. orientalis in cross sections. As a result of the study, it was found out that the pith rays of the root composed...

Author(s): Ä°lkay ÖZTÜRK ÇALI

February 2014

Phytochemical and in vitro anti-bacterial properties of Hibiscus sabdariffa L (Roselle) juice

The anti-bacterial properties of aqueous and ethanol extracts of the calyces of Hibiscus sabdariffa on five bacteria genera, namely, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhi, Shigella  dysenteriae and Streptococcus mutans were evaluated using agar well and disc diffusion methods. Six bioactive compounds were identified from phytochemical analysis of the juice extract of H. sabdariffa. Analysis...

Author(s): Alaga T. O., Edema M. O., Atayese A. O., Bankole M.O.

February 2014

Evaluation of whitening efficacy and safety of the water extract from bamboo shavings

This aim of this study was to evaluate the whitening efficacy of the water extract from bamboo shavings (WEBS) in malignant melanoma cells (B-16) of mice. The safety of WEBS was evaluated by the acute oral toxicity test, the repeated skin irritation test and the acute eye irritation test was also evaluated. WEBS showed strong inhibitory effects against the activity of tyrosinase in B-16 cells in a dose dependent manner,...

Author(s): Zhang Jianyou, Gong Jinyan, Lu Baiyi, Wu Xiaoqin and Zhang Ying