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 January, 2014; 8(3)

January 2014

In vitro antibacterial activity and phytochemical analysis of some medicinal plants

Essential oils of medicinal plants have been used traditionally against pathogenic bacteria that caused infectious disease in human and microbial spoilage of food and have been used safely in herbal medicine as antibacterial compounds. In the present study, the antibacterial activities of the oils were evaluated against human and animals pathogenic bacteria. In this assay, the selective plants reported ethnobotanical...

Author(s): Mohammadi Abolfazl, Amrollahi Hadi, Malek Frhad and Nazari Hossein

January 2014

Effects of aluminum toxicity on the growth and antioxidant status in Jatropha curcas seedlings

In the present study, the effects of aluminium (Al) concentrations on growth, superoxide dismutase (SOD), peroxidase (POD), catalase (CAT) and phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL), EC 4.3.1.5) activities in Jatropha curcas L. seedlings were investigated. To carry out such investigations, J. curcas embryos were germinated and grown in vitro under Al concentrations of 0, 0.5, 1, 2 and 3 mM over a...

Author(s): Chao Ou-yang, Shun Gao, Lan-ju Mei, Tsair-Wang Chung, Lin Tang, Sheng-hua Wang and Fang Chen

January 2014

A review on therapeutic potential of Nigella sativa (kalonji) seeds

Nigella sativa name as black seed or Kalonji seed belongs to family of rananculacea. It is widely grown in different part of world and is an annual herb cultivated in India and Pakistan, Phytochemically; it contains fixed oil, protein, alkaloids saponin and essential oil. N. sativa has been reported to possess potent antioxidant, hepatoprotective, antiparasitic, anticancer, antidiabetic, antimicrobial, antiparasitic,...

Author(s): S. V. Tembhurne, S. Feroz, B. H. More and D. M.Sakarkar

January 2014

Protective effects of Launaea procumbens against oxidative adrenal molecular, hormonal and pathological changes in rats

The aim of the study was to investigate the protective effects of Launaea procumbens methanolic extract (LM) against CCl4-induced molecular, hormonal and pathological abnormalities in rats. Male Sprague Dawley rats were provided by National Institute of Health (NIH) Islamabad and orally fed with 100, 200 mg/kg body weight of LM after 48 h of CCl4 treatment (3 ml/kg body weight, 30% in olive oil) biweekly for 4 weeks....

Author(s): Rahmat Ali Khan, Muhammad Rashid Khan, Sumaira Sahreen and Jasia bokhari

January 2014

The medicinal characteristics of alcohol-extraction-water-precipitation fraction from Swertia mussotii Franch.

The alcohol-extraction-water-precipitation fraction of Swertia mussotii Franch. (SME-d) had been proved to be hepatoprotective without toxicity in previous report. In this article, high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), rat experiment and P450 model tests were employed for studying the pharmacology characteristics of SME-d. The results showed that the contents of sweroside, swertiamarin, mangiferin,...

Author(s): Ping Lv, Lixin Wei, Yuzhi Du, Yuanchan Xiao and Min Peng

January 2014

Toward a clinical research framework for collaboration among selected stakeholders in traditional herbal medical practice in seme and gem sub-locations in Nyanza province, Kenya

Both World Health Organization (WHO) and Kenya government have recognized the role of herbal traditional medicinal practice in primary health management due to the observation that 80% of the rural communities consult traditional healers before they go for the orthodox medical services. The traditional herbal practice remains familiar and artitional, thus least developed and hence the patients do not get the best values...

Author(s): Job Isaac Jondiko Ogoche