Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3684

Table of Content: 25 June, 2017; 11(24)

June 2017

Malva neglecta: A natural inhibitor of bacterial growth and biofilm formation

Malva neglecta, a wild plant that grows in different parts of Lebanon, was noted by residents to have soothing effects if taken during episodes of respiratory tract infections. This study was designed to test for the ability of this plant to inhibit bacterial growth and biofilm formation of clinical bacterial isolates. The results showed that while the aqueous extract of the leaves of the plant did not show any...

Author(s): Elias Keyrouz, Patrick Abou Raji El Feghali, Mohammad Jaafar and Tarek Nawas

June 2017

Comparative effect of Nauclea latifolia leaf fractions on blood glucose and lipid profile parameters of alloxan induced-diabetic rats

The antidiabetic effects of methanol, N-hexane and ethyl acetate leaf fractions of Nauclea latifolia were investigated in diabetic model rats. 150 and 300mg/kg fractions of N. latifolia were administered orally to the experimental animals at two weeks interval, while their blood glucose levels were taken daily. At the end of the experiment, their lipid profiles were assayed using standard methods. The research data...

Author(s): Grace Sylvester Effiong and Grace Emmanuel Essien

June 2017

Antiproliferative and pro-apoptotic effects of Andean berry juice (Vaccinium meridionale Swartz) on human colon adenocarcinoma SW480 cells

Vaccium meridionale Swartz, commonly Andean Berry, has a high content of several phytochemicals, such as anthocyanins, phenolic acids, and other flavonoids. However, in spite of its antioxidant capacity, there is little information about its anticarcinogenic properties. This study evaluated the antiproliferative and pro-apoptotic activity of Andean Berry Juice (ABJ) on human colon adenocarcinoma SW480...

Author(s): Carlos Daniel Agudelo, Sandra Arango, Fabián Cortés-Mancera, Benjamín Rojano and Maria Elena Maldonado