Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3834

Table of Content: 25 September, 2015; 9(36)

September 2015

In vitro antibacterial activities of pomegranate extract against standard microorganisms of bovine mastitis

Bovine mastitis is characterized by inflammation of the mammary gland, usually due to bacterial infection, compromising quantity and quality of milk production. This study aimed to determine the antibacterial activity, in vitro, of the hydroalcoholic extract of the pomegranate peel at 10% against standard strains of bovine mastitis. The colonies were adjusted to the concentration of 107 ml-1 using UV-visible...

Author(s): Giovanna Melatti Bermal Moreira, Leopoldo Sussumu Matsumoto, Marcelo Alves da Silva, Luciana Pereira Silva, Regildo Márcio deGonçalvez Silva and Erika Cosendey Toledo de Mello Peixoto

September 2015

Phytoconstituents, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of the leaves of Persea americana Mill cultivated in Ghana

The leaves of Persea americana are widely used for ethno-medicinal purposes worldwide. This study assessed the antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of the methanol, ethyl acetate, chloroform and petroleum ether leaves extracts of P. americana. Extracts displayed variable antimicrobial activities that were microorganism-specific. The methanolic extract displayed the most potent antimicrobial activities with the...

Author(s): Nathaniel Owusu Boadi, Selina Ama Saah, John Kenneth Mensah, Mercy Badu, Sylvester Addai-Arhinand and Michael Baah Mensah

September 2015

Antioxidant and toxicological studies of ethanolic root extract of Byrsocarpus coccineus

Byrsocarpus coccineus (syn. Rourea coccinea) Schum. and Thonn. (Connaraceae) is used in traditional medicine to treat several ailments in which reactive oxygen species are involved. This study aims to investigate the in vivo antioxidative properties and moreover the toxicological potential of ethanolic root extract of B. coccineus (EEBc). Antioxidant activity was measured using ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP)...

Author(s): Kossivi Dosseh, Amegnona Agbonon and Messanvi Gbeassor