Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3835

Table of Content: 25 February, 2013; 7(8)

February 2013

An overview on phytomedicinal approaches of Zanthoxylum armatum DC.: An important magical medicinal plant

This paper compile a review on pharmacological studies, phytochemical analysis and problem associated with Zanthoxylum armatum DC. The different plant parts like leaves, fruits, stem, bark, seeds and roots are used in indigenous medicine preparation against various diseases. It shows antioxidative, antitumor, antiinflammatory, analgesic, antimicrobial and insecticidal/larvicidal activity. For their bioactive...

Author(s): Latika Brijwal, Aseesh Pandey and Sushma Tamta    

February 2013

Ethnobotany, phytochemistry and pharmacology of Ageratum conyzoides Linn (Asteraceae)

In the present review, an attempt has been made to congregate the traditional, phytochemical and pharmacological studies done on an important medicinal plant,Ageratum conyzoides Linn. (Family Asteraceae) which is widely spread all over the world, especially in the tropical and subtropical region. There are many reports on folk and traditional uses that include wound dressing, skin diseases, ophthalmic, colic,...

Author(s): S. Brojendro Singh, W. Radhapiyari Devi, Marina A, W. Indira Devi, N. Swapanaand Chingakham B. Singh    

February 2013

Moisturizing effect of cream containing Moringa oleifera (Sohajana) leaf extract by biophysical techniques: In vivo evaluation

The purpose of this present investigation is to evaluate the moisturizing effects of cosmetic creams containing extract of Moringa oleifera leaves (Sohajana) by non-invasive bioengineering techniques. The study was conducted during the winter months (October to January). A total of eleven healthy male volunteers with ages between 20 and 35 years contributed to accomplish this single blind study. The active...

Author(s): Atif Ali, Naveed Akhtar, Muhammad Shoaib Khan, Fatima Rasool, Furqan Muhammad Iqbal, Muhammad Tahir Khan, Minhaj Ud Din, Ehsan Elahi    

February 2013

Dwindling status of Trillium govanianum Wall. ex D. Don - A case study from Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, India

Trillium govanianum Wall. ex D. Don, a lesser known medicinal plant in trade during past decades has gained popularity in commercial utilization these days. This species is locally known as Nagchhatri and distributed between 2,500 to 4,000 m across the Himalayan region. Roots of this taxon are used to cure dysentery. In 2011, due to unscrupulous extraction of this species from wild in Kullu district of Himachal...

Author(s): Shalini Vidyarthi, S. S. Samant and Pankaj Sharma    

February 2013

Antibacterial and cytotoxic activities of the methanolic extracts of Rhododendron arboreum

The antibacterial activity of the methanolic extract of various parts of Rhododendron arboreum such as flowers, leaves, bark, stem and roots were investigated against medically important pathogens by determining the zone inhibition. The result showed that the extract had good antimicrobial activity against the tested bacterial strains such asEscherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus...

Author(s): Mohammad Nisar­, Sajid Ali and Muhammad Qaisar    

February 2013

Viscosimetric study and synergistic antifungal activity of oils extract from three Algerian medicinal plants against toxigenic Aspergillus

Oils extracted from seeds of three medicinal plants used in Algerian folk medicine (Citrullus colocynthis, Nigella sativa and Linum usitassimum), were tested for their antifungal synergyagainst one strain of Aspergillus flavus toxin (A. flavus MTTC 2799) by the method of radial growth on solid...

Author(s): A. Amrouche, H. Benmehdi, S. Bedjaoui, H. Dalile, A. khelif, k. Fellah, I. Boublenza, H. Lazouni, A. Moussaoui and D. Chabane Sari    

February 2013

Myracrodruon urundeuva bark: an antimicrobial, antioxidant and non-cytotoxic agent

This work evaluated the antioxidant, antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities of Myracrodruon urundeuva methanolic extract (MuBME) and identified its major phenolic compounds. The extract showed activity against all tested microorganisms (MIC: 0.39 to 3.13 mg/mL), and was able to enhance the...

Author(s): Jannyson José Braz Jandú, Luís Cláudio Nascimento da Silva, Aline de Paula Caetano Pereira, Renata Maria de Souza, Carlos Alberto da Silva Júnior, Regina Célia Bressan Queiroz de Figueiredo, Janete Magali de Araújo, Maria Tereza dos Santos Correia and Márcia Vanusa da Silva    

February 2013

In vitro antitumoral activities of Padina pavonia on human cervix and breast cancer cell lines

Marine algae represent a potent source of anticancer agents. Brown alga, Padina pavoniaL. was collected from Adriatic Sea, Montenegro. Cytotoxic and apoptosis effects were tested against human cervix (HeLa) and breast cancer (MDA-MB-453) cell lines. P. pavoniamethanol extract possesses cytotoxic activity with IC50 values 86.45 μg/ml related to HeLa cell and 74.59 μg/ml related to...

Author(s): Tatjana P. Stanojković, Katarina Šavikin, Gordana Zdunić, Zoran Kljajić, Nadja Grozdanić and Jadranka Antić    

February 2013

In vitro and in vivo investigations of the wound healing effect of crude Spirulina extract and C-phycocyanin

The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of crude Spirulina extract and C-phycocyanin (C-PC) isolated from crude Spirulina extract on cultured human keratinocyte, using in vitro and in vivo models of wound healing. Spirulina has been used as a nutraceutical and source of potential pharmaceuticals, however it is not known which component of the cyanobacteria is...

Author(s): Canan Sevimli Gur, Deniz Kiraz Erdogan, Ilyas Onbasılar, Pergin Atilla, Nur Cakar and Ismet Deliloglu Gurhan    

February 2013

Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used by Bapedi traditional healers to manage HIV/AIDS in the Limpopo Province, South Africa

During the first half of 2012, a semi-structured questionnaire was employed to conduct a survey on medicinal plants used by Bapedi traditional healers in their human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) management protocol. A total of 26 plant species were used by these healers to treat HIV/AIDS. Majority (96.1%) of the species used were indigenous and only 3.9% were exotic. Most (88.4%)...

Author(s): S. S. Semenya, M. J. Potgieter and L. J. C. Erasmus    

February 2013

Variation in chemical composition and antibacterial activity of the essential oil of fresh and dry leaves and dry stem of Tarchonanthus camphorates

The essential oils of the fresh leaves, dry leaves and dry stem of Tarchonanthus camphoratus from Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, were obtained by hydro-distillation and analyzed by gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The essential oils were evaluated for their antibacterial activity against 4 Gram positive and 5 Gram negative bacteria using...

Author(s): Sarah K. Nanyonga, Andy R. Opoku, Francis B. Lewu and Adebola O. Oyedeji    

February 2013

Control of contamination and explant browning in Curculigo latifolia in vitro cultures

Curculin, which is extracted from fruits of Curculigo latifolia has been found to have a sweet taste with sweetness-modifying characteristics of natural sweeteners and has been shown to be a good low-calorie sweetener. In vitro growth performance of C. latifolia cultures is limited by contamination and browning. This study was aimed to minimize the effect of phenolic components, eliminate...

Author(s): Nahid Babaei, Nur Ashikin Psyquay Abdullah, Ghizan Saleh and Thohirah Lee Abdullah    

February 2013

The antiproliferative effect of chayote varieties (Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw.) on tumour cell lines

There are many plants in Mexico with medicinal properties; some of them such as Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw. from the Cucurbitaceae family, are used as alternative cancer therapies. However, there are no scientific reports that validate their antitumour properties. In this work, the in vitro antiproliferative activity of crude ethanol extracts from fruits was examined in eight varietal groups of S....

Author(s): Jorge Cadena-Iñiguez, Marcos Soto-Hernández, Ana Torres-Salas, Itzen Aguiñiga-Sánchez,, Lucero Ruiz-Posadas, Ana Rocío Rivera-Martínez, Carlos Avendaño-Arrazate, and Edelmiro Santiago-Osorio,