Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3753

Table of Content: 25 August, 2013; 7(32)

October 2013

Evaluation of combinatory effects of Anadenanthera colubrina, Libidibia ferrea and Pityrocarpa moniliformis fruits extracts and erythromycin against Staphylococcus aureus

Anadenanthera colubrina, Libidibia ferrea and Pityrocarpa moniliformis are widely used in Caatinga and our group has demonstrated their biotechnology potential. This work evaluated the combined action of erythromycin with extracts obtained from fruits of A. colubrina(ACHE), L. ferrea (LFHE) and P. moniliformis (PMHE) against Staphylococcus aureus. The...

Author(s): Luís Cláudio Nascimento da Silva, Rita de Cássia Mendonça de Miranda, Edelvio de Barros Gomes, Alexandre José Macedo, Janete Magali de Araújo, Regina Célia Bressan Queiroz de Figueiredo, Márcia Vanusa da Silva and Maria Tereza dos Santos Correia

October 2013

Assessment of mineral substances level and antioxidant potential in leaves of three guava tree varieties

Guava tree leaves are used empirically for the treatment and prevention of several pathologies, however, few studies report the chemical composition and the biological activity of the species. In this context, this study was conducted with the objective of evaluating the chemical composition and the antioxidant activity of the leaves of Paluma, Pedro Sato and Século XXI cultivars. The leaves were oven dried at...

Author(s): Juliana Mesquita Freire, Celeste Maria Patto de Abreu, Custódio Donizette dos Santos, Cláudia Mendes dos Santos and Anderson Assaid Simão

October 2013

Molecular mechanisms that underlie the sexual stimulant actions of ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosocoe) and garden rocket (Eruca sativa L.)

The effects of extracts and subfractions of Zingiber officinale rhizomes, Eruca sativa seeds and sildenafil on the sexual behavior of male rats and their effects on the intracavernosal pressure (ICV), intracavernosal cyclic cyclic guanosine monophosphate (GMP) and dihydrotestosterone plasma level were examined. The sexual behavior was followed for four hours using infra-red video cameras to...

Author(s): Tawfeq A. Alhowiriny, Adnan J. Al-Rehaily, Kamal E. H. El Tahir, Areej M. Al-Taweel and Shagufta Perveen

October 2013

Variability and genetic diversity assessment in physic nut (Jatropha curcas L.)

A trial was conducted to assess genetic parameters and diversity in physic nut (Jatropha curcasL.). Data were collected on ten biometric traits during year 2007 to 2008 and 2008 to 2009.Genotype Indira Gandhi Agricultural University (IGAU)-Raipur ranked first for seed yield (0.269, 0.492 kg/plant) in year 2007 to 2008 and 2008 to 2009, respectively. In 2007 to 2008, dry fruit yield/plant accounted...

Author(s): Hariom Kumar Sharma, Arvind Shukla, Arvind Kumar, Alok Shukla, Shashi Bhushan Choudhary and Jawahar Lal Jatothu

October 2013

Application of Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt and Azadirachta indica A. Juss in the control of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus

Parasitism is one of the main problems that affect livestock. Commercial acaricides have been used in order to control tick, but these chemicals have been responsible for the development of drug resistance and residues in the environment. Changes in the concept of production determined the search for natural measures, which guarantees animal sanity along with safety of the produced food. This essay had as an objective,...

Author(s): Erika Cosendey Toledo de Mello Peixoto, Amanda Figueiredo, Sylvia Marquart Fontes Novo, Emília Paiva Porto, Fillipi Valadares, Luciana Pereira da Silva, Regildo Márcio Gonçalves da Silva

October 2013

Crude extracts and semi-fractions from Myracrodruon urundeuva with antibacterial activity against American type culture collection (ATCC) strains of clinical relevance

The objective of this study was to investigate the antibacterial activity of crude and semi-pure extracts obtained from Myracrodruon urundeuva (Aroeira do sertão) against clinically important ATCC bacterial strains by preparative thin layer chromatography (TLC). The results indicate potential activity as assessed by minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC)...

Author(s): Carvalho Michelle da Silva, Ferreira Bárbara Caroline Mota, Magalhães Daniel Rodrigues, Oliveira Dario Alves and Valério Henrique Maia

October 2013

In vitro gastric H+/K+-ATPase, anti-Helicobacter pylori, anti-muscarinic and anti-oxidant, activities of a gastroprotective purified fraction of Phyllanthus emblica fruit

Parasitism is one of the main problems that affect livestock. Commercial acaricides have been used in order to control tick, but these chemicals have been responsible for the development of drug resistance and residues in the environment. Changes in the concept of production determined the search for natural measures, which guarantees animal sanity along with safety of the produced food. This essay had as an objective,...

Author(s): Rifat-uz-Zaman M., Muhammad Shoaib Akhtar and Muhammad Shafiq Khan

October 2013

Apoptotic and antiproliferative activity of olive oil hydroxytyrosol on breast cancer cells

Breast cancer is a major worldwide public health concern for women. It still remains the second most prevalent form of cancer which is terminal despite the advances made in the therapeutic approach. Polyphenols in olive oil and leaves have been known for their medicinal properties. The objective of the present study was to investigate the anti-cancer effect of hydroxytyrosol and to determine the mechanisms underlying...

Author(s): Maha H. Elamin, Zeinab K. Hassan, Sawsan A. Omer, Maha H. Daghestani,Ebtesam M. Al-Olayan, Promy Virk, Mai A Elobeid and Osama B. Mohammed

October 2013

Chemical composition and biological activities of essential oils and solvent extracts of Origanum vulgare subsp. glandulosum Desf. from Tunisia

This study aimed to quantify the active biological compounds in Origanum vulgare subsp.glandulosum Desf. Analysis of the chemical composition essential oil from Tunisia was carried out using gas chromatography-mass spectral (GC-MS). The antioxidant capacities of essential oil and extracts were evaluated using free radical scavenging, ferric reducing antioxidant power assay and metal chelating effects. The...

Author(s): Afef Béjaoui, Abdennacer Boulila and Mohamed Boussaid