Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3749

Table of Content: 17 October, 2017; 11(39)

October 2017

Chemical composition, antibacterial and antimycoplasma activities of four Eugenia species growing in Brazil

The aim of this study was to evaluate the chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of four unexplored Eugenia species: Eugenia brevistyla, Eugenia handroana, Eugenia catharinae and Eugenia stigmatosa. Eight extracts and eighteen fractions were screened for their antibacterial activity against some selected bacteria including Mycoplasma. Phytochemical screening revealed that the plants were rich in terpenes and...

Author(s): Adrielli Tenfen, Ariela M. Boeder, Catarina C. Bella-Cruz, Alexandre Bella-Cruz, Caio M. M. Córdova and Valdir Cechinel-Filho

October 2017

Gastroprotective effect of the aqueous fraction of hydroacetonic leaf extract of Eugenia uniflora L. (Myrtaceae) (pitanga) against several gastric ulcer models in mice

Eugenia uniflora L. (Myrtaceae) is popularly known in Brazil as pitanga or ibitanga. The infusion of E. uniflora leaves is being used in folk medicine as anti-diarrheal. The present study sought to evaluate the gastroprotective potential of the aqueous fraction of hydroacetonic leaf extract of pitanga (AFHP). The leaf powder of pitanga was extracted with 50% acetone using an overhead stirrer apparatus at room...

Author(s): José Luís Rodrigues M., Dayane Moreira da S., James Oluwagbamigbe F., Emerith Mayra Hungria P., Eric de Souza G., Anderson Luiz F., Suzana da Costa S. and Elson Alves C.

October 2017

Immunoregulatory activity of root bark of Cassia sieberiana D.C. in a modified adjuvant-induced arthritis in rat

The present study seeks to evaluate the immunoregulatory effects of extracts of the root bark of Cassia sieberiana, a plant used in Ghana for various painful inflammatory conditions, in a modified adjuvant arthritis model induced by administration of very low dose of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MT) – carrageenan mixture in the rat. A volume of 0.1 mg kg-1 heat killed MT in paraffin oil was mixed with equal volume...

Author(s): Kofi Donkor, Eric Woode and Laud Kenneth Okine