Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3693

Table of Content: 23 November 2011; 5(27)

November 2011

Effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and phosphorus concentration on plant growth and phenols in micropropagated Aloe vera L. plantlets

The objective of this work was to investigate the effect of two arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and different phosphorus (P) concentrations on growth and phenolic concentration inAloe vera L. plantlets obtained from micropropagation. Plantlets were multiplied in vitro, acclimatized and inoculated with Glomus claroideum or Glomus fasciculatum at three P concentrations, that is, 0.3,...

Author(s): Sergio Mota-Fernández, José David Álvarez-Solis, Miguel Abud-Archila, Luc Dendooven and Federico A. Gutiérrez-Miceli

November 2011

Antinociceptive profiles and mechanisms of orally administered Aster Koraiensis extract in the mouse

In the present study, the antinociceptive profiles of Aster koraiensis extract (AKE) were examined in ICR mice. AKE administered orally (200 mg/kg) showed an antinociceptive effect as measured by the tail-flick and hot-plate paw-licking tests. In addition, AKE attenuated the writhing numbers in the acetic acid-induced writhing test. Moreover, the cumulative response time of nociceptive behaviors induced by an...

Author(s): Soo-Hyun Park, Yun-Beom Sim, Seon-Mi Kim, Yu-Jung Kang, Jin-Koo Lee, Soon-Sung Lim, Jin-Kyu Kim and Hong-Won Suh,

November 2011

Erythrophleum africanum Afzel. (Caesalpiniaceae), an African toothpick: Phytochemical screening, total flavonoid content and antioxidant activity

Erythrophleum africanum is an endangered West African medicinal plant because of the large-scale use of its stems as toothpicks. Phytochemical screening (preliminary test and thin layer chromatography (TLC) method), a quantitative analysis of total flavonoids, anthocyanidins and radical scavenging activity (2,2’-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH)  method) of stems of E. africanum were undertaken....

Author(s): KADJA Amani Brice, MAMYRBÉKOVA-BÉKRO Janat Akhanovna, BENIE Anoubilé, BOUA Boua Benson, N’GAMAN Kohué Christelle and BEKRO Yves-Alain

November 2011

Validation of a high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method for the quality control of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) formulation, Traditional Chinese formula Huanglianjiedutang (HLJDT)

The aim of this study was to optimize a high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method for the simultaneous quantification of the four main compounds geniposide, berberine, baicalin and crocin present in the Traditional Chinese formula Huanglianjiedutang (HLJDT). This formula contains Coptidis Rhizoma, Radix Scutellariae, Cortex Phellodendri and Fructus Gardeniae in a ratio of 1.5: 1: 1:...

Author(s): Baolin Bian, Agnieszka Lower-Nedza, Jianfang Song, Hongjie Wang and Adelheid Brantner

November 2011

Intervention study of Ginkgo biloba extract in rat model of lipid-induced insulin resistance

Our research focused on the correlation between IR and glucolipid metabolism, vascular endothelial dysfunction and steatohepatitis. Then to provide evidence of Ginkgo on early-stage prevention of IR related diseases in a rat model. Forty male SD rats were equally randomized to four groups: normal group, model group, Ginkgo group and rosiglitazone group. Blood samples and serum biochemical indicators were...

Author(s): Jinwei Xia, Xiuzhen Zhang, Xiyun Ye, Jiang Liu, Lishan Wang and Yuan Zhong

November 2011

Antioxidative and neuroprotective effects of Loranthus parasiticus (L.) Merr (Loranthaceae) against oxidative stress in NG108-15 cells

The antioxidative and neuroprotective effects of Loranthus parasiticus (L.) Merr(Loranthaceae) were investigated for the first time. L. parasiticus ethanol extract (LPEE), L. parasiticus ethyl acetate fraction (LPEAF), and L. parasiticus aqueous fraction (LPAF) were evaluated and exhibited antioxidative activity in a dose-dependent manner. LPAF exhibited the lowest...

Author(s): Daniel Zin Hua Wong and Habsah Abdul Kadir

November 2011

Anti-microbial efficacy and biochemical analysis from different parts of Acacia nilotica L. and Ricinus communis L. extracts

The present study was under taken to explore the potential of Acacia nilotica L and Ricinuscommunis L as antimicrobial agents in relation with various important bio-molecules and to check their correlation as antimicrobial agent. In present study water and methanol extract (20%) of different parts of A. nilotica and R. communis showed good inhibition against Gram positive...

Author(s): S. Habib Naqvi, M. Umar Dahot, M. Rafiq, M. Yakoub Khan, Imran Ibrahim, Khalid H. Lashari , Asghar Ali and A. L. Korai

November 2011

Status of management of diabetes mellitus by traditional medicine practitioners in Nigeria

Traditional medicine (TM) as practiced in Nigeria is involved with the management of diseases such as (HIV/AIDs), malaria, tuberculosis, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, fungal infections, and cancerous growths among others. Diabetes mellitus is a universal health problem affecting human societies at all stages of development. The prevalence of diabetes mellitus has been increasing steadily in Nigeria and this trend...

Author(s): Jegede, A., Oladosu, P., Ameh, S., Kolo, I., Izebe, K., Builders, P., Yahaya T., Okhale, S., Mustapha, B., Busu, S., Shittu, H. and Gamaniel, K.

November 2011

Protective effect of milk thistle and grape seed extracts on fumonisin B1 induced hepato- and nephro-toxicity in rats

Fumonisin B1 (FB1) is a mold metabolite produced by Fusarium species that is frequently found in corn worldwide, it is toxic to both liver and kidney. Hepato- and nephro-toxicity were induced in rats by feeding them with FB1 contaminated corn. Evidence of those toxicities were observed after 60 days by an increase in the serum activity alanine aminotransferase (ALT) to 78%, creatinine to 65% and urea to 30%,...

Author(s): El-Adawi H., El-Azhary D., Abd El-Wahab A. and El-Shafeey M. and Abdel-Mohsen M.

November 2011

Effects of salidroside on the protection of diabetic encephalopathy and improvement of abilities of learning and memory in rat

Salidroside, a phenol glycoside isolated from Rhodiola rosea, has been reported to have many pharmacological properties, among which are the protective effects against neuronal death. Salidroside has the best pharmacological effects at the concentration of 50 mg/kg Salidroside (po) for rodents. A diabetic encephalopathy rat model has been generated in this research. After treating with salidroside, the blood...

Author(s): Heng Zhao, Yang Zhang, Bo Liu, Ke Meng and Chunyan Wang

November 2011

Dan-Shen-Yin has integrated protective effects in diabetic atherosclerosis rat models

Dan-Shen-Yin (DSY) is a famous traditional Chinese formula. We determined its integrated protective effects mechanisms of DSY in diabetic atherosclerosis rat model. DSY (5 or 10 g/kg/day for 4 weeks) was orally administrated to the diabetic atherosclerosis rats, which were induced by nitric oxide inhibition ( L-NAME in drinking water, 1 mg/ml) plus high-fat diet. At the end of the experiments, the serum level of...

Author(s): Kuipo Yan, Yong Guo, Zhihua Xing, Xing Wei, Shengping Dai, Xinhua Sun and Min Duan

November 2011

The Cuscuta kotschyana effects on breast cancer cells line MCF7

Cuscuta kotschyana Boiss is classified as a member of Convolvulaceae family. This plant is mainly a central Asian taxon. Cuscuta is a parasitic plant that wraps around other plants for nourishment. Previous studies have indicated that Cuscuta could possess anticancer and immunostimulatory activities. The chemical constituents of Cuscuta mainly comprise flavonols like quercetin,...

Author(s): Mozhgan Farzami Sepehr , Seyed Behnameddin Jameie and Bahareh Hajijafari

November 2011

Medicinal Resources of the Miombo woodlands of Urumwa, Tanzania: Plants and its uses

A study was done to document different plants and their use for primary health care by communities around the Miombo woodland of Urumwa, Tanzania. Data collection was based on semi-structured interviews and discussion with key stakeholders. G-tests were carried out to seek differences in ethnobotanical knowledge between women and men. 110 plant species were documented to have 74 medicinal uses. Men were found to be...

Author(s): Suzana Augustino, John B. Hall, Fortunatus B. S. Makonda and Romanus C. Ishengoma

November 2011

Wound healing properties of Eucheuma cottonii extracts in Sprague-Dawley rats

Wounds are unavoidable events of life and arise due to agents that induce stress or injury. Wound has been a menace the world over and healing is a survival mechanism and represents an adaptation to the maintenance of normal anatomical structure and function. The objective of this study was to evaluate the potential wound healing properties of ethanolic and aqueous extracts of Eucheuma cottonii. A two centimeter...

Author(s): Samaneh Ghasemi Fard, Rosalina Tan Roslan Tan, Ajwad Awad Mohammed, Goh Yong Meng, Sharifah Kharidah Syed Muhamad, Karim Alwan AL-Jashamy and Suhaila Mohamed,

November 2011

Photochemical targeted drug delivery of liposomal membrane embedded photoreceptor hypericin

Hypericin embedded in liposome loaded with oxytetracyclin as a model drug was used as a drug delivery system. Two liposomal systems were prepared, sample (I) and sample (II). In sample (I), liposomes incorporated with hypericin as a photoreceptor and loaded with oxytetracyclin drug, while in sample (II), liposomes loaded with oxytetracyclin drug and incorporated with hypericin as a photoreceptor and alpha tocopherol...

Author(s): M. Shaban, M. F. Ali and Mohamed H. Gaber