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 March 2014; 8(11)

March 2014

In vitro killing rate of Euphorbia heterophylla and Pterocarpus lucens extracts minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) on some clinical bacterial isolates

In vitro antibacterial activity of methanol and ethanol leaf extracts of Euphorbia heterophylla and Pterocarpus lucens were investigated against six bacterial clinical isolates using the tube dilution and agar diffusion methods. Salmonella typhi was the most susceptible to methanol leaf extracts of E. heterophylla with a zone of inhibition ranging from 16 to 24 mm for 12.5 to 100 mg/ml concentration. This was followed...

Author(s): S. A. Adegoke, L. O. Ogundipe and D. A. Agada

March 2014

Antimicrobial potential and bioactive constituents from aerial parts of Vitis setosa Wall.

Plants still represent untapped sources of novel compounds with potential therapeutic effects. Hence, the present investigation was carried out to study the in vitro evaluation of antimicrobial potential and to assess the bioactive constituents of the aerial parts of Vitis setosa Wall. The powdered aerial material was extracted with different solvents and examined for antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli,...

Author(s): Rajagopal Gobalakrishnan, Periyasamy Manikandan, Rameshbabu Bhuvaneswari

March 2014

Behavioural assessment of Mikania micrantha Kunth roots in Wistar albino rats

The present study was designed to evaluate the adaptogenic activity of methanolic and aqueous extract of roots of Mikania micrantha kunth in Wistar albino rats using different experimental models such as anoxia stress tolerance, swimming endurance and immobilisation stress. The plant was subjected to preliminary phytochemical screening. The parameters like anoxia stress tolerance and swimming endurance time were...

Author(s): Sibi P. Ittiyavirah and Sajid K.P.