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: 25 April, 2014; 8(16)

April 2014

Antioxidant capacity of essential oils extracted from Lippia sidoides, Ageratum fastigiatum, Ocotea odorifera, Mikania glauca and their major components

Essential oils are biologically important and a large number of studies to evaluate their antioxidant activities have been performed. The aim of this work was to evaluate the antioxidant capacity of the essential oils of Lippia sidoides, Ageratum fastigiatu, Ocotea odorifera, Mikania glauca and their major components, using different assays. The essential oil of L. sidoides exhibited the highest antioxidant capacity,...

Author(s): Luiz Gustavo de Lima Guimarães, Maria das Graças Cardoso, Juliana Andrade, Maria Luisa Teixeira, Marcos de Souza Gomes and Samísia Maria Fernandes Machado

April 2014

Management of indigenous medicinal plants in Nigeria using phenological information

Available information on medicinal plants indicates habitat loss and has heightened the need for more proactive conservation strategies. Conservation efforts in this direction resulted in an eco-pharmacological survey in the West African sub-region by three countries (Nigeria, Ghana and Republic of Benin) to assess frequently used medicinal plants. The result of the socio-economic study based on utilization pattern...

Author(s): Oni, P. I., Jimoh, S. O. and Adebisi, L. A.

April 2014

In vitro anti-arthritic and thrombolytic activities of methanolic extract of Protium serratum leaves

The present study was engineered to find out the anti-arthritic and thrombolytic activity of methanolic extract of Protium serratum by using in vitro method. Methanolic extract of P. serratum was assessed with the inhibition of protein denaturation model which was used to evaluate anti-arthritic potential and this extract assessed with human blood to evaluate thrombolytic effect. The extract showed remarkable...

Author(s): Mohammed Aktar Sayeed, Mohammad Mamun Ur Rashid, Mohammad Fazlul Kabir, Rashedul Alam, Md. Saiful Islam, Rana Dhar and A. T. M Yusuf

April 2014

A review on pathophysiology of ischemic-reperfusion injury of heart and ameliorating role of flavonoids and polyphenols

Ischemia-reperfusion (IR) syndrome is defined as injury caused by the restoration of coronary flow after a period of ischemia. The pathophysiology of ischemia-reperfusion injury involves cellular effect of ischemia, reactive oxygen species and inflammatory cascade. Flavonoids and polyphenols possess unique antioxidant properties and other protective activities which are beneficial for ischemia-reperfusion injury. It is...

Author(s): Jiban Debnath and L. K. Nath