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 May, 2014; 8(20)

May 2014

Gastroprotective and immunoadjuvant activities of butanolic extract of Calliandra haematocephala

Calliandra haematocephala (Leguminosae) is a native species found in tropical America. This plant is widespread and cultivated with ornamental purposes in gardens and parks. Previous studies with other species of this genus confirmed some pharmacological properties, such as antiinflammatory, anticonvulsant, immunomodulatory, and mainly antiulcerogenic activity. Phytochemical investigations have been carried out on the...

Author(s): Antony de Paula Barbosa

May 2014

Biological screening of Albizia lebbek L. and Mimosa himalayana Gamble (Mimosaceae)

Methanolic leaf extracts of two medicinal plant species of family Mimosaceae: Albizia lebbek L. and Mimosa himalayana Gamble, were used to evaluate their antibacterial and antifungal activity using agar diffusion method. Extractions from leaves of selected plants were carried out by simple maceration process. The methanolic extracts of these plants were tested against four strains of bacteria (one strain was gram...

Author(s): Abdul Shakoor, Amjad ur Rahman, Gul Zaib, Uzma Khan, Yasir Ihtesham, Abdul Aziz Napar and Muhammad Naveed

May 2014

Preliminary evaluation of ethanol leaf extract of Borreria verticillata Linn (Rubiaceae) for analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects

Borreria verticillata L is used for the treatment of some painful and inflammatory conditions by traditional medical practitioners in Nigeria and other countries. The ethanol leaf extract of B. verticillata (EEBV) was investigated for possible analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects in mice and rats. The models used for the analgesic study were acetic acid induced abdominal writhes, hot plate tests in mice and formalin...

Author(s): Halima Sadiya Abdullahi-Gero, Abubakar Ahmed, Abdulkadir Umar Zezi and Isa Marte Hussaini

May 2014

Chemical and biological study of Mentha suaveolens Ehrh. cultivated in Egypt

Investigation of the different fractions of the ethanolic extract of the aerial parts of M. suaveolens growing in Egypt yielded nine compounds; two new triterpenes [3β-acetyl -22α-hydroxy ursa-12,20-diene (compound 1) and 2α, 3β-dihydroxy-olean-18-en-29-oic acid (compound 7)] and nine known compounds: a sterol and its glucoside; β-sitosterol (compound 2) and β-sitosterol-3-O-...

Author(s): El-Sayeda A. El-Kashoury, Hesham I. El-Askary, Zeinab A. Kandil, Shahira M. Ezzat, Mohamed A. Salem and Amany A. Sleem

May 2014

Rapid and easy molecular authentication of medicinal plant Zingiber officinale Roscoe by loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP)-based marker

The Zingiber genus, which includes the herbs known as gingers with maximal therapeutic properties, is well known for its medicinal importance as a purificant of body. Some morphological similar members of the genus are available but differ in their pharmacological and therapeutic properties. So there is an existing demand in herbal drug industry for an authentication system for gingers in order to facilitate their...

Author(s): Anis Ahmad Chaudhary, Mohsin Khan, Waleed M. Al-Shaqha, Mohammad Alharbi and Osama A. Al-Khamees