Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3804

Table of Content: 17 March, 2017; 11(11)

March 2017

Oxidative stabilization of palm olein with isoespintanol (2-isopropyl-3,6-dimethoxy-5-methylphenol) isolated from Oxandra cf xylopioides

Antioxidants are used to retard oxidative processes and improve the sensory and nutraceutical quality of cooking oils. Isoespintanol, a monophenol isolated from Oxandra cf. xylopioides, has shown a greater free radical scavenger ability than thymol (biosynthetic analog).  Isoespintanol antioxidant capacity was evaluated and compared to butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT). Cytotoxicity, thermal stability and effect on...

Author(s): Karol Zapata, Juan P. Arias, Farid B. Cortés, Camilo L. Alarcon, Diego L. Durango Restrepo and Benjamín A. Rojano

March 2017

Effects of Commiphora swynnertonii on weight and plasma cholesterol levels in Rattus rattus

Experimental studies that aimed to determine the effects of crude aqueous resin extracts of the Commiphora swynnertonii on plasma cholesterol levels and weight changes were carried out in rats (Rattus rattus). A total of 24 experimental rats divided into four groups with equal sample size (n=6) were used. Group one (G1) served as negative control that received 0.5ml of distilled water (0 mg/kg) orally. Groups 2 (G2), 3...

Author(s): Mdegela, R. H., Bakari, G. G., Simon, S. and Mosha, T. E. C.