Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3765

Table of Content: 17 October, 2013; 7(39)

October 2013

Rediscovering the medicinal properties of Datura sp.: A review

Datura is known as a medicinal plant and plant hallucinogen all over the world. Datura has a very special place in Ayurveda since all parts of the plant namely leaves, flowers, seeds, roots, have been used for a wide range of medication such as treatment of leprosy, rabies, insanity, etc. The extract of Datura, however, is a potent poison and its indiscriminate use may lead to delirium and acute poisoning that may lead...

Author(s): Neeraj O. Maheshwari, Ayesha Khan and Balu A. Chopade

October 2013

Antioxidant and free radical scavenging activity of triphala determined by using different in vitro models

     The use of antioxidants in treatment of oxidative stress-related pathologies is a possible therapeutical strategy for the future. Natural product with antioxidant properties could trigger this goal. The aim of this in vitro study was to assess the antioxidant activity of the ethanolic extract of “Triphala” (an Indian Ayurvedic formulation). The present study describes the effects by...

Author(s): Deepa Babu, Prema Gurumurthy, Sai Krishna Borra and K. M. Cherian

October 2013

Effects of a local commercial herbal cleanser on hair growth in Wistar rats

     In this present study, we evaluated the hair growth promoting effect of a local commercial herbal cleanser which contains three Chinese herbs namely, Camellia oleifera Abel., Radix Angelica sinensis and Polygonum multiflorum Thunb. In vitro toxicology testing on the human fibroblast cell line, CCD-118Sk using the tetrazolium dye (MTT) assay showed that the herbal cleanser exhibited mild cytotoxic...

Author(s): Yew Hoong Cheah, Fariza Juliana Nordin, Noor Rain Abdullah and Zakiah Ismail

October 2013

Comparative study of antioxidant and free radical scavenging properties present in various parts of Cassia auriculata Linn.

The increasing interest in powerful biological activity of plant phenolics and flavonoids outlined the necessity of determining their contents present in Cassia auriculata Linn. Antioxidant activities through biochemical assays [DPPH- radical scavenging activity, reducing power, inhibition of lipid peroxidation (TBARS)] were evaluated spectrophotometrically from 1 mg/ ml of crude extract. Interestingly, IC50 values for...

Author(s): Subramanian Deepika Priyadharshini, Arumugam Raja and Venugopal Sujatha

October 2013

Effect of drought stress on antibacterial activity of Thymus daenensis subsp. daenensis Celak.

Thymus daenensis subsp. daenensis is an endemic aromatic and medicinal plant of Iran. An experiment was conducted to study the effect of drought stress on growth and on antibacterial activity of T. daenensis subsp. daenensis Celak in pot experimental of field, Shahrekord, Southwest Iran. Plants were exposed to three drought treatments at before flowering (75 days after sowing): (1) well-watered at 100% field capacity...

Author(s): M. Ataie Kachoie, A. Ghasemi Pirbalouti, B. Hamedi, H. A. Roohi Borojeni and G. R. Pishkar

October 2013

Antimicrobial activity of selected Native American seeds

Antibacterial activity profiles of 22 seed extracts against five pathogens were evaluated using disc diffusion assay. Helenium flexuosum, Helenium autumnale, Epilobium angustifolium, Epilobium coloratum and Epilobium glandulosum showed activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Shigella flexneri and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The two Helenium species exhibited moderate activity. Bioassay guided...

Author(s): Venugopal J. Mukku, Shawn Friedland, Nicole E. Sorlie, Heather S. Donati-Lewis and Brian J. Dingmann

October 2013

Some Iranian medicinal plants to treat paralysis caused by spinal cord injury (SCI)

Despite amazing advances in treatment of many diseases, man has not yet managed to treat some medical problems. Spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the problems of today’s medicine. Scientists are through various ways of treating SCI. World Health Organization (WHO) has enumerated use of traditional medical treatments authorized for documented and substantiated cases. In Iranian traditional medicine there have been...

Author(s): Reyhaneh Abolghasemi, Abbas Mousavi Heris, and Mohsen Saberi Esfeedvajani