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 December, 2014; 8(48)

December 2014

Ethnobotanical and pharmacological properties of Aloe vera: A review

Aloe vera belongs to the family of Alliaceae commonly known as Ghrit Kumari which is a popular medicinal plant. It has been used for centuries for its curative and therapeutic potential. More than 200 active ingredients of medical importance have been isolated from its inner gel. A. vera is rich in anthraquinones, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, natural sugars and fatty acids. It has been used for an array of...

Author(s): Sandeep Kumar and J.P. Yadav

December 2014

Promoting nursery enterprise in high altitude villages: A participatory approach for conservation and commercialization of Himalayan threatened medicinal plants

Conservation of threatened species through cultivation is anticipated to be helpful in sustainable supply of raw material of high value Himalayan medicinal plants. However, adequate production of planting material of medicinal plants is essential for promoting mass scale cultivation of potential species and also, it can be a profitable enterprise for rural communities. Utilization of traditional agro-ecological...

Author(s): Chandra P. Kuniyal, Vijay P. Bhatt , Jitendra S. Butola, and Rakesh C. Sundriyal,  

December 2014

In vitro antibacterial action on methicillin-susceptible (MSSA) and methicillin-resistant (MRSA) Staphylococcus aureus and antitumor potential of Mauritia flexuosa L. f.

Mauritia flexuosa L.f. (Arecaceae), commonly known as the buriti palm, is used in traditional medicine in Brazil. Oil from fruits is used for wound healing of skin burns and as an anti rheumatic agent. The stem pith is used to treat dysentery and diarrhea. The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vitro antibacterial and cytotoxic activities of M. flexuosa L.f. extracts and fractions. Crude ethanol extracts (EtOH)...

Author(s): Ezequias Pessoa de Siqueira, Anderson Assunção Andrade, Elaine Maria de Souza-Fagundes, Jonas Pereira Ramos, Markus Kohlhoff, Yule Roberta Ferreira Nunes, Maria das Dores Magalhães Veloso, Fernanda Fraga Campos, Susana Johann, Tânia Maria de Almeida Alves, Carlos Leomar Zani and Betania Barros Cota