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 January, 2013; 7(4)

January 2013

Protective effect of polysaccharide from the root of Rhizoma Corydalis on focal ischemic cerebral infarct induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion in rats

To investigate the effect of polysaccharide from the root of Rhizoma Corydalis (YhPS-1) on focal cerebral infarct in ischemia-reperfusion injured rats, sixty Wister rats were randomly divided into six groups (n = 10): sham group, control group, YhPS-1-treatment groups (20, 40, and 80 mg/kg), and positive medicine breviscapine table group, respectively. The models of focal cerebral infarct and carotid thrombosis were...

Author(s): Yi-wen Tao, Yun Wang, Bao-long Lai, Geng-yuan Tian, Jian-ping Feng and Jian-xin Su    

January 2013

Informants’ consensus on ethnomedicinal plants in Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary of Indian Himalayas

The present study was carried out in the protected area of Greater Himalayas, Uttarakhand, India. The study was carried out to understand the consensus on medicinal plants by inhabitants of Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary. The study documented 21 plant species that are used medicinally in 17 ailment categories. Out of 21 plant species, 12 species were reported for a single ailment separately and 8 species were...

Author(s): Jahangeer A. Bhat, Munesh Kumar,  A. K. Negi and N. P. Todaria    

January 2013

Antioxidant activity and lipid peroxidation of selected wheat cultivars under salt stress

Antioxidants and dietary fibers are compact sources that are recommended for healthy diets in whole grain foods. The antioxidant activity, total phenolic content (TPC) and lipid peroxidation was measured among 15 cultivars of wheat which are commonly used in Pakistan and the effect of salt stress was also evaluated. The results revealed that different concentrations of wheat (25, 50, 75, 150 and 300 µg/ml) in...

Author(s): Aurangzeb Rao, Syed Dilnawaz Ahmad, Syed Mubashar Sabir, Shahid Awan, Asad Hussain Shah, M. Fareed Khan, Sardar Ali Khan, Saima Shafique, Shazia Arif, Syed Rizwan Abbas and Maria Gohar    

January 2013

Antilipemic activity of ethanolic and hexane extracts from seeds of Bixa orellana Linn. in hyperlipidemic rats

The seeds of Bixa orellana are used in popular medicine as a hypolipidemic drug. This study evaluated the antilipidemic activity of ethanolic and hexane extracts from seeds of B. orellana in dyslipidemic rats. Dyslipidemia was induced by an intraperitoneal injection of Triton WR1339 in male Wistar rats. The animals were treated with the ethanolic and hexane extracts of Bixa orellana. Plasma...

Author(s): Sergio Alexandre Valentin, Juliana Oliveira Melo, Rilson José Pinho, Gustavo Schimidt, Francisco José Pereira, Mara Lane Carvalho Cardoso, Silvana Martins Caparroz-Assef, Gessilda de Alcantara Nogueira de Melo, Ciomar Aparecida Bersani-Amado and Roberto Kenji Nakamura Cuman    

January 2013

Chemical composition of essential oil from Orthosiphon diffuses Benth.

In this study, the chemical composition of the essential oil of Orthosiphon diffusus was investigated. Extraction by hydrodistillation followed by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC-MS) yielded 25 compounds representing 95.3% of the oil. The major volatile components of the oil were n-eicosane (19.5%), t-caryophyllene (18.6%), octocosane (12.2%), limonene (11.6%), β-ocimene (4.2), methyl...

Author(s): C. T. Sadashiva, P. Sharanappa, Y. Naidoo, C. T. Sulaimon and Indira Balachandran