Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3788

Table of Content: 25 October, 2013; 7(40)

October 2013

Ethnoknowledge of plants used in veterinary practices in Dabo Hana District, West Ethiopia

A study was conducted from April to September 2012 in Dabo Hana district of Ilubabor Zone, West Ethiopia to document ethnoknowledge of plants used in veterinary practices and to assess factors affecting its utilization. Traditional healers were selected purposively and interviewed. Medicinal plants were shown by healers for identification. Forty-eight medicinal plant species classified into 35 families were documented...

Author(s): Firaol Tamiru, Waktole Terfa, Ejigu Kebede, Gizaw Dabessa, Rajeeb Kumar Roy and Mekonnen Sorsa

October 2013

Danshen prevents hypoxia-induced cardiomyocyte death: A hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α)-dependent glucose metabolism pathway

Hypoxia-induced cardiomyocyte death plays a critical role in the deterioration of many heart diseases. Danshen (Salvia miltorrhiza), a famous traditional Chinese medicine, has shown a cardio-protective effect in both clinical and animal studies. Nevertheless, the mechanism underlying its cardioprotective effects, particularly the improvement of energy metabolism, is rarely known. Hence, the purposes of this study were...

Author(s): Hong-Ming Zhu, Yi-Zhou Huang, Jia-Qin Cai, Xiao Zuo, Bai-Yong He, Hui-Qi Xie and Li Deng

October 2013

Integration of complementary and traditional medicines in public health care systems: Challenges and methodology

Complementary and traditional medicines (CTM) are an important tool for empowering and enriching the capacity and quality of public health systems. It provides more comprehensive approach to health systems, preserves cultural diversity and facilitate human development, and has claimed, despite all the tremendous advancements in modern medicine, an increasing share of the public's awareness and the agenda of medical...

Author(s): Shahzad Hussain and Farnaz Malik

October 2013

Analysis of phytochemical constituents of the ethanolic and chloroform extracts of Calotropis procera using gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy (GC-MS) technique

The phyto-components of Calotropis procera leaves were screened by qualitative and gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy (GC-MS) analysis. C. procera R.Br. is a perennial plant abundantly found in all parts of the country (India) and wild in nature. The leaves of the plant were found to contain various primary and secondary metabolites. Qualitative analysis showed the presence of alkaloids, terpenoids, saponins, tannins...

Author(s): Raginee Verma, G. P. Satsangi, and J. N. Shrivastava

October 2013

Citotoxic activity of isoflavan-cinnamylphenols from Dalbergia congestiflora on HeLa cells

A systematic molecular fragmentation pathway (SMFP) was designed as an identifier to detect isoflavan-cinnamylphenols in methanol extract of Dalbergia congestiflora. Comprehensive mass spectral fragmentation patterns for extract of D. congestiflora were established using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)/mass spectrometry (MS) equipment. Seven (1 to 7) tautomeric forms of isoflavan-cinnamylphenols (IFCPs)...

Author(s): Rosa Martha Perez Gutierrez and Efren Garcia Baez

October 2013

Effect of feeding of morical (Morinda citrifolia) based herbal supplement on production and egg quality in Nicobari fowl

Morical, a herbal based feed supplement prepared using Morinda citrifolia fruits were fed to the Nicobari fowl at 4% inclusion level in the feed. Higher hen day egg production and egg weight was recorded with morical fed group as compared to control group. The egg shell analysis revealed that the morical fed group showed the better egg shell thickness, calcium and magnesium accretion in egg shell and yolk. Based on the...

Author(s): Jai Sunder, Shaktivel Jeyakumar, T. Sujatha and Anandamoy Kundu

October 2013

Chemical composition of the essential oil of Mentha pulegium L. from Taftan Area by means of gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS)

The aerial parts of Mentha pulegium L. were collected during the flowering stage from the Taftan aera (Baluchestan, Iran) using hydro distillation. The essential oil was extracted from plants’ aerial parts. The highest ratio of oil yield to dried plant weight was 2.642 (w/w) (when using hexane) and 2.053% w/w for the second oil (without using hexane). The oils were analyzed using gas chromatography/mass...

Author(s): Alireza.Sardashti and Ysef. Adhami

October 2013

Antifungal activity of medicinal plants from Northeastern Brazil

The aim of this work was to find how medicinal plants play an important role as source of new bioactive molecules. To evaluate the antifungal activity of 10 medicinal plants from northeastern Brazil, traditionally used as anti-infective agents. The activity of 30 crude extracts (water; ethanol:water, 1:1; acetone:water, 1:1) against four standard species of Candida yeasts (Candida albicans ATCC 90028, Candida...

Author(s): Magda Rhayanny Assunção Ferreira, Rosilene Rodrigues Santiago, Silvana Maria Zucolotto Langassner, João Carlos Palazzo de Mello, Terezinha Inez Estivalet Svidzinski and Luiz Alberto Lira Soares,

October 2013

Diet strategies for prostate cancer control

Prostate cancer has become a major public health problem worldwide and prevention strategies would attenuate its economic, emotional, physical and social impact. Until recently, however, we have had only modest information about risk factors for this disease, apart from the well-established characteristics of age, family history and place of birth. The current body of literature supports the role of nutritional products...

Author(s): Saeed Samarghandian, Jalil Tavakkol Afshari and Hossien Shidaee

October 2013

Metal analysis and standardization of crude extracts from Nigella sativa seeds and Terminalia chebula fruits

Nigella sativa seeds and Terminalia chebula fruits are the concentrated sources of energy and nutrition and are used by indigenous communities in Pakistan to cure various ailments. Despite their widespread use, by people of all age and income groups, no study exists reporting their metal contents and standardization. Current investigation has been designed to explore their metal contents and to establish their identity...

Author(s): M. Zia-ul-haq, Shahid Iqbal, Mughal Qayum and Maznah Ismail,   NOT AVAILABLE