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 October, 2014; 8(40)

October 2014

Acute toxicity, antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activity of the essential oil of fresh fruits of Piper guineense Schum & Thonn (Piperaceae) in rodents

Piper guineense is a popular herbal medicine used to manage pains and arthritis among other indications in South-West Nigeria. Previous biological studies report anti-oxidant, anti-microbial and antidiabetic activities for the essential oil of the plant while studies on its acute toxicity profile, potential analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities were unavailable. This study investigated the antinociceptive and...

Author(s): Idris Ajayi Oyemitan, Fatmat Kolawole and Adebola Omowumi Oyedeji  

October 2014

Phenolic contents and antioxidant activities in vitro of some selected Algerian plants

In order to find new sources of natural antioxidants, the methanolic extracts of eleven Algerian medicinal plants from eight botanical families were investigated for their in vitro antioxidant activity using total antioxidant capacity (TAC), reducing power, 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), hydroxyl radical scavenging and β-carotene–linoleate bleaching. The total phenolic, flavonoid and proanthocyanidin...

Author(s): Nabila Belyagoubi-Benhammou, Larbi Belyagoubi and Fawzia Atik Bekkara  

October 2014

Essential oil, fatty acids and anti bacterial activity of Sesbania punicea from north of Iran

Essential oil composition of the leaves and fatty acids from the seeds of Sesbania punicea (rattlebox) were analyzed by gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). Forty components (91.35%) of the essential oil were identified with the major compounds: 1,8-cineole (47.58%) and α-pinene (7.30%). The main compounds from thirty seven identified components comprising 89.28% of the seeds...

Author(s): Mina Jamzad, Fariba Rostami, Amine Kazembakloo, Bahman Ghadami and Ali Shafaghat