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 July, 2014; 8(28)

July 2014

Arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis in the maximization of the concentration of foliar biomolecules in pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) seedlings

The pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a fruit tree with medicinal potential due to the presence of bioactive compounds with pharmacological characteristics. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), when in symbiosis, optimize the production of metabolites with medicinal potential. The objective of this study was to select efficient AMF to maximize the growth and the production of foliar metabolites with medicinal...

Author(s): Lauro Gonzaga da Silva, Lindete Míria Vieira Martins and Fábio Sérgio Barbosa da Silva

July 2014

Antimicrobial activity of Brazilian plants of the genera Leguminosae and Myrtaceae

Five Brazilian plant extracts from Pimenta pseudocaryophyllus, Erythrina speciosa, Tephrosia toxicaria, Inga marginata and Cassia leptophylla found in Paraná State and currently used in folkloric medicines, were assayed for antibacterial, antifungal and toxic activities. The antibacterial and anti-yeast activities were assessed by a diffusion assay on Gram (+) bacteria (Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus...

Author(s): Juliana Feijó de Souza Daniel,Daniela Rezkallah Iwasso, Maria Amélia Fiorini, Sandy Cristina Rieger, Terezinha de Jesus Faria, César Cornélio Andrei, Maria Inês Rezende and Aneli M. Barbosa

July 2014

Anti-lipolytic, -amylase inhibitory and antioxidant activities of Pseuderanthemum palatiferum (Nees) Radlk. leaf ethanolic extract

Pseuderanthemum palatiferum (Nees) Radlk. has been used extensively as a medicinal plant for the treatment of diabetes mellitus in various parts of Southeast Asia. However, the mechanism of its anti-diabetic action has not been fully characterized yet. The objectives of this study were to investigate the in vitro effects of P. palatiferum leaf ethanolic extract (PPE extract) on adipocyte lipolysis, α-amylase...

Author(s): Pawitra Pulbutr, Achida Jaruchotikamol, Benjamart Cushnie, Sakulrat Rattanakiat and Somsak Nualkaew