Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3823

Table of Content: 25 March, 2014; 8(12)

March 2014

Clinical response of broilers placed on varying levels of aqueous Cassia alata leaf extract

This study examined the clinical response of 120 Anak broiler birds to inclusion of Cassia alata aqueous extract at different levels in their water (0, 5, 10 and 15 ml/L). The birds were allotted to four treatments of 10 birds each with three replicates. They were fed ad libitum and data were collected on haematological and serum parameters (packed cell volume, haemoglobin concentration, red blood cell count, white...

Author(s): Amao E. A., Adeoti T. M, Ayandele B and Jimoh A. R.

March 2014

In vitro antifungal and antioxidant activities of two Benin medicinal plants

Casuarina equisetifolia (L.) (Casuarinaceae) and Oxalis corniculata (L.) (Oxalidaceae), two medicinal plants used in Bénin were screened for their antifungal activity against six strains of the genus Aspergillus (Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus terreus, Aspergillus parasiticus, Aspergillus ochraceus and Aspergillus nidulans). The antioxidant activity and phytochemical constituents were also...

Author(s): Latifou Lagnika, Abdou Madjid O. Amoussa, Semiatou A. Oketokoun, Yann Adjovi and Ambaliou Sanni

March 2014

Essential oil composition and biomass productivity of Moroccan endemic Thymus satureioides Coss. & Ball. growing in the Agoundis Valley

Thymus satureioides Coss. & Ball. (Th. satureioides) is an endemic thyme of Morocco. Thirty two samples of wild T. satureioides were collected from High Atlas Mountains (Valley of Agoundis). The essential oils (EO) isolated by hydrodistillation from the aerial parts were analysed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The yield of EO ranged from 0.2 to 2.3%. Twenty six components, representing more than...

Author(s): Laila Zenasni, Khadija Bakhy, Fatima Gaboun, Rachid Mousadak, Abdelaziz Benjouad, and Chaouki Al Faiz

March 2014

Phytochemistry and pharmacology of the genus Macaranga: A review

The genus Macaranga Thou. (Euphorbiaceae) comprises of about 300 species that are native mainly to the tropics of Africa, Asia, Australia and the Pacific regions. Plants of this genus have a long history of use in traditional medicine to treat cuts, swellings, boils, bruises and sores. Phytochemical work on this genus has reported over 190 secondary metabolites being isolated mainly from the leave extracts of different...

Author(s): Joseph J. Magadula

March 2014

Antioxidant and antibacterial activity of callus and adventitious root extracts from Rumex vesicarius L.

The present work has been carried out for the in vitro production of biologically active constituents from Rumex vesicarius L. cultures. Calli and adventitious roots were tested for their antioxidant and antibacterial activities. Results of preliminary phytochemical screening revealed that cultures were rich in flavonoids, alkaloids, tannins, carbohydrates and/or glycosides, coumarins and cardiac glycosides. Sterols...

Author(s): El-Bakry A. A., Mostafa H. A. M. and Alam Eman A.

March 2014

Effects of a commercial mixture of herbal essential oils and vitamins (Provital®) and an organic acid (Totacid®) on performance and economical efficiency in broilers: A field study

A farm study was carried out to evaluate the inclusion of a commercially available blend of herbal essential oils (Provital) and an organic acid (Totacid) on productive performance and economical efficiency of broiler chickens. A total of 31,800 day old straight run broiler chickens (Ross 308) were allocated to three experimental treatments in three houses (10,600 birds per each) in a commercial farm for 50 days....

Author(s): G. H. Sadeghi, M. Janfadah and S. Moslehi

March 2014

Biomass and essential oil production from menthe is influenced by compost and lime

As a product of secondary metabolism, essential oils may exhibit variation in their composition according to mode of plant cultivation. The application of organic manure has been considered one of the key factors for increasing biomass and essential oil production in most of medicinal plants, as it provides nutrients and increases their uptake. This study aimed to evaluate the influence of organic fertilizer and lime...

Author(s): Patricia Alves Casaes Alves, Eduardo Gross, Larissa Corrêa do Bomfim Costa, Verônica Cordeiro Silva, Fábio Mathias Corrêa and Rosilene Aparecida de Oliveira