Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3751

Table of Content: 25 July, 2013; 7(28)

July 2013

Commiphora wightii (Arnott) Bhandari: A threatened plant of conservation concern

Disappearance of Commiphora wightii (synonym-Commiphora mukul) over larger areas due to crude and destructive tapping for obtaining more and more oleo-gum resin in the Indian arid zone has attracted the attention of researchers and planners alike. Consequently, placing it in ‘Data Deficient’ category of International Union for Conservation of Nature requires detailed information on its spatial...

Author(s): Kulloli R. N. and Suresh Kumar

July 2013

Medicinal plants used in Dalaman (MuÄŸla), Turkey

In the present paper, 95 traditional medicinal plants from Dalaman district have been reported. The 95 species belonged to 42 families and among them 64 species were wild and 31 species were cultivated plants. The informant consensus factor (Fic) and the fidelity level (FL) of the species were calculated. The category that had the highest Fic value was cold and flu (0.85) followed by stomach ailments (0.83); the...

Author(s): Mehmet SağıroÄŸlu, Serap Dalgıç and Sezen Toksoy

July 2013

Antimicrobial activity of Pityrocarpa monilifomis leaves and its capacity to enhance the activity of four antibiotics against Staphylococcus aureus strains

This work evaluated the antimicrobial activity of Pityrocarpa monilifomis leaves and the effects of extract and two active fractions in combination with four antibiotics againstStaphylococcus aureus strains. The extract only inhibited Gram positive bacteria, whereas the fractions also showed activity against Gram negative organism. Only n-butanol fraction showed synergistic/additive effects with all...

Author(s): Juliette Ferreira Vieira da Silva, Luís Cláudio Nascimento da Silva, Isabel Renata de Souza Arruda, Alexandre Gomes da Silva, Alexandre José Macedo, Janete Magali de Araújo, Maria Tereza dos Santos Correia and Márcia Vanusa da Silva

July 2013

Reversal effect of nimodipine on cytarabine-resistant HL60 cells associated with triggering apoptosis

Intrinsic or acquired drug resistance is the major reason for failure of cancer therapy. Multifactorial mechanisms are involved in multidrug resistance (MDR). Various arrays of drugs are indentified that sensitize multidrug–resistant cells to chemotherapy. The present study aimed to study whether nimodipine (NMDP) could reverse MDR and what mechanism is involved in the reversal effect. Cytarabine (Ara-c)-resistant...

Author(s): Ling-zhen Wang, Ling-li Wang, Xiao-ling Li, Li-rong Sun, Zhi Wang and Liang Song

July 2013

Ethnomedicinal plants and novel formulations used by Hooralis tribe in Sathyamangalam forests, Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu, India

An ethnobotanical survey was carried out in Vilangombai village, Sathyamangalam forest division, Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu, India from November 2011 to January 2012. Information gathered are from the Hooralis tribe about the plant’s local name, parts used, preparations and ailments. A total of 47 plant species belonging to 30 families were collected in the present study. Out of which, 15 plants uses were...

Author(s): P. Revathi, T. Parimelazhagan and S. Manian

July 2013

Micropropagation and in vitro flowering of Dendrobium wangliangii: A critically endangered medicinal orchid

Dendrobium wangliangii is seriously threatened because of anthropogenic and environmental pressures. A protocol with seed asymbiotic germination was developed to conserve the orchid in vitro. The germination rate was 92% under 16/8 h (light/dark) photoperiod after 240 days from hand-pollination in a modified medium. Polyembryony was founded in D. wangliangii, with a percentage of 0.87%. Half MS promoted...

Author(s): Dake Zhao, Guangwan Hu, Zhiying Chen, Yana Shi, Li Zheng, Anjun Tang and Chunlin Long,

July 2013

An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used by Gujjar Community of Trikuta Hills in Jammu and Kashmir, India

Plants are integral source of medicine in the rural areas, particularly in the tribal communities. An ethnobotanical survey on the medicinal plants used by the Gujjar community of the Trikuta hills, one of the least explored areas of the Jammu and Kashmir state of India, was undertaken. Information on the medicinal plants was mainly gathered from local people and traditional healers through questionnaires, and...

Author(s): Savita Kumari, Daizy R. Batish, H. P. Singh, Kirti Negi and R. K. Kohli

July 2013

Assessment of genetic diversity of Gloriosa superba L. accessions detected by random amplified polymorphic DNA analysis

Genetic diversity of eighteen glory lily (Gloriosa superba L.) accessions of diverse geographical origin was studied using Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers. Fifty eight out of seventy primers screened showed polymorphism across the present set of accessions. A total of 413 amplicons were scored using these 58 primers. Eighty eight per cent of the amplified product showed polymorphism, indicating a...

Author(s): Chitra Rajagopal and Rajamani Kandhasamy

July 2013

Anticonvulsant activity of butanol fraction of methanol root bark extract of Securinega virosa Roxb (ex Willd) Baill. in laboratory animals

Securinega virosa is a commonly used medicinal plant in African traditional medicine in the management of epilepsy. In an attempt to isolate and characterize the bioactive principles responsible for the anticonvulsant property, the crude methanol root bark extract of the plant was exhaustively partitioned into petroleum ether, chloroform, ethyl acetate and n-butanol. The anticonvulsant potential of the n-butanol...

Author(s): M. G. Magaji, A. H. Yaro, A. M. Musa, J. A. Anuka, I. Abdu-Aguye and I. M. Hussaini

July 2013

Dermatophytes and related keratinophilic fungi isolated from the soil in Gwalior region of India and in vitro evaluation of antifungal activity of the selected plant extracts against these fungi

Soil is rich in pathogenic and non pathogenic keratinophilic fungi including dermatophytes. Most of these fungal species have already been reported as dermatophytes causing infections of skin, scalp, hair, etc. The present study was undertaken to assess the prevalence of dermatophytes and related keratinophilic fungi isolated and characterized from different public park soils in the Gwalior region of India and to...

Author(s): Vivek Kumar Shrivastav, Deepali Shukla, Deepti Parashar and Archana Shrivastav

July 2013

Volatile composition of Anatolian propolis by headspace-solid-phase microextraction (HS-SPME), antimicrobial activity against food contaminants and antioxidant activity

Propolis is an important natural resource utilized by humans since ancient times. It is a resinous mixture containing polyphenols, mainly flavonoids and phenolic acids as well as volatile compounds. Propolis has been used for its antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antineoplastic, antioxidant, immunomodulating and antiinflammatory properties. Ethanol extracts of three different propolis samples collected from North...

Author(s): E. Esin Hames-Kocabas, Betul Demirci, Atac Uzel and Fatih Demirci,