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 February, 2014; 8(8)

February 2014

Phytochemical investigation and antioxidant activity of extracts of Lecythis pisonis Camb.

Phytochemical investigation of the ethanol extract of leaves, twigs and fruit shell of Lecythis pisonis Camb. revealed the presence of squalene, a- e b-amyrin, lupeol, 3b-friedelinol, ursolic and oleanolic acids, (E)-phytol, sitosterol, stigmasterol, campesterol, quercetin-3-O-rutinoside and kaempferol-3-O-rustinoside. Structural elucidation was achieved using ultra violet (UV), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), and...

Author(s): Éverton Leandro de França Ferreira, Thamires Silva Mascarenhas, Jocélia Pereira de Carvalho Oliveira, Mariana Helena Chaves, Bruno Quirino Araújo and Alberto José Cavalheiro

February 2014

Altered sex expression by plant growth regulators: An overview in medicinal vegetable bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.)

Bitter gourd is one of the popular vegetables for its medicinal values. It is monoecious cucurbitaceous plants which have imbalance sex ratio of male-female flowers that causes lower fruit yield. Different research works on cucurbits like bitter gourd and other related crops in respect of plant growth regulators, plant nutrients, and priming practices have been conducted in different parts of the world. Literatures...

Author(s): MA Baset Mia, MS Islam and ZH Shamsuddin

February 2014

Assessment of the medicinal uses of plant species found on termitaria in the Pendjari biosphere reserve in Benin

Medicinal plants are important in the life of African populations and there is nowadays an increasing need to gathering information related to them. In order to highlight the importance of termitaria to local populations, we investigated within the Pendjari Biosphere reserve the medicinal uses made from plant species found in association with them. We laid out plots in fields and fallows surrounding the Pendjari...

Author(s): H. O. Dossou-Yovo, F. G. Vodouhe and B. Sinsin

February 2014

Hypotensive activity, toxicology and histopathology of different extracts of Berberis vulgaris

A number of plants have been used widely in the traditional system of medicine or Tibb-e-Unani (Unani medicine) in the management of many diseases but these mostly, have not been investigated for their described effects. In this study, the hypotensive, toxicology and histological activities were studied in normotensive albino rats at different doses of ethanolic extract of root pulp (BRE) and aqueous extract of root...

Author(s): Aisha Azmat and Muhammad Ahmed

February 2014

Antimicrobial activity of the leaf extract and fractions of Lupinus arboreus

The antimicrobial effect of the leaf extract and fractions of Lupinus arboreus was investigated. The crude methanol extract (CME) of the dried leaves obtained by 48 h cold maceration was fractionated into n-hexane fraction (HEF), ethyl acetate fraction (EAF), and methanol fraction (MEF); and evaluated using modified agar-well diffusion method. The results showed that the extract and fractions at varying concentrations,...

Author(s): Ohadoma S. C., Nnatuanya I., Amazu L. U. and Okolo C. E.