Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3704

Table of Content: 25 October, 2017; 11(40)

October 2017

Revisiting the linkage between ethnomedical use and development of new medicines: A novel plant collection strategy towards the discovery of anticancer agents

The Vietnam-Laos International Cooperative Biodiversity Group (ICBG) based at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) catalyzed a country-wide network of medicinal plant preserves (MPP) and medicinal biodiversity preserves (MBP) now established in ten provinces of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), which are relied upon as protected sources of ethnomedicines for local villagers and traditional...

Author(s): Joshua M. Henkin, Kongmany Sydara, Mouachanh Xayvue, Onevilay Souliya, A. Douglas Kinghorn, Joanna E. Burdette, Wei-Lun Chen, Bethany G. Elkington and Djaja D. Soejarto

October 2017

In vitro antimicrobial activity and fatty acid composition through gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) of ethanol extracts of Mauritia flexuosa (Buriti) fruits

In this study, the chemical composition of the peel and pulp of Mauritia flexuosa fruits were analyzed and the antimicrobial activity of ethanolic extracts from these fruits was evaluated using in vitro tests. Chemical composition analysis with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) indicated the presence of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. The peel extracts (ECBU) presented 54.41% and the pulp (EPBU)...

Author(s): Adriana Idalina Torcato de OLIVEIRA, Jhonatha Barros CABRAL, Talal Suleiman MAHMOUD, Guilherme Nobre L. do NASCIMENTO, Juliana Fonseca Moreira da SILVA, Raphael Sanzio PIMENTA and Paula Benevides de MORAIS