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 June; 8(24)

June 2014

In vitro callus induction and plantlet regeneration of Indian red wood, Soymida febrifuga A. Juss (Roxb.)

In vitro seedling explants of Soymida febrifuga were screened for their callus induction and morphogenic potential by culturing on Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium supplemented with naphthalene acetic acid (NAA), 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid  (2,4-D), indole3acetic acid (IAA) alone or in combination with benzyladenine (BA), kinetin (KN), 2-iP (2-isopentynyl adenine), coconut milk. Multiple shoots were regenerated...

Author(s): Kishore K. Chiruvella, Arifullah Mohammed, and Rama Gopal Ghanta

June 2014

Uses of trees as medicine by the ethnic communities of Arunachal Pradesh, India

Arunachal Pradesh, the largest state of North East India has been considered as one of the biodiversity ‘Hotspot’ areas in the world. The original inhabitants of Arunachal Pradesh are tribal people, belonging to 26 major tribes and 110 sub-tribes. The ethnic communities of the state have their own rich traditional knowledge in the use of various tree species for treatment of different diseases with a...

Author(s): Bhabajit Doley, P. R. Gajurel, P. Rethy and R. Buragohain

June 2014

Anti-proliferative activities of Centella asiatica extracts on human respiratory epithelial cells in vitro

Centella asiatica or “pegaga” is well known for its ability in promoting wound healing. This study focused on the effect of C. asiatica on the proliferation of human respiratory epithelial (RE) cells. RE cells were cultured using co-culture techniques until first passage (P1). Viability cell test by tryphan blue dye exclusion assay showed that there was high percentage of cell viability at both P0 (74%) and...

Author(s): Mohd  Heikal, M. Y., , Siti Mariam, H, Mohd Ilham, A., Mee Fong, C., Aminuddin, B. S., and Ruszymah BHI,

June 2014

Micropropagation and conservation strategies of the potentially medicinal and economically-important tropical deciduous tree - Drypetes roxburghii (Wall.) Hurursawa

The present study was designed to understand seed germination barriers and to develop an efficient micropropagation system in Drypetes roxburghii. Fresh seeds with coats removed, cultured on MS medium supplemented with + 1.4 μM gibberellic acid (GA3) + 0.01% activated charcoal (AC) resulted in maximum (83.30 ± 0.63%) seed germination with healthy seedling development. Cotyledonary nodal explants showed best...

Author(s): K. Sri Rama Murthy  and  M. Chandrasekhara Reddy

June 2014

Relaxant effect of carvacrol, citronellal and p-cymene, monoterpenes present in Thymus and Cymbopogon species, in guinea-pig trachea: A comparative study

Respiratory diseases are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality in worldwide. One of most important respiratory disease is asthma, which the current treatment is based on use of β2‑agonists combined to inhaled corticosteroids. However, in recent years, many in vitro studies have attempted to validate the use of aromatic medicinal plants and its chemical compounds, such as monoterpenes, as potential...

Author(s): Yonara M. S. Silva, Morganna T. A. Silva, Pedrita A. Sampaio, Jullyana S. S. Quintans, Lucindo J. Quintans-Júnior and Luciano A. A. Ribeiro