Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3693

Table of Content: 28 June, 2012; 6(24)

June 2012

Evaluation of antioxidant activity index (AAI) by the 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picryl hydrazyl method of 40 medicinal plants

Currently there has been an increased interest globally to identify antioxidant compounds that are pharmacologically potent and have low or no side effects for use in preventive medicine and the food industry. As plants produce significant amount of antioxidants to prevent the oxidative stress caused by free radicals and oxygen, they represent a potential source of new compounds with antioxidant activity. In India and...

Author(s): Gangavaram Maheshwar Reddy, Visweswara Rao, Dolly Sarma, T. Kiran Reddy, P. Subramanyam and M. Dhananjaya Naidu

June 2012

Nematicidal potential of selected flora of Pakistan

Nematicidal activity of selected parts of medicinal plants including Acacia leucophloea(bark), Sphaeranthus indicus (flowers), Amaranthus spinuosus (whole plant), Semecarpus anacardium (fruit), Capparis deciduas (root), Saussurea lappa (rhizome) and Albizia lebbeck (seed, flower and bark) has been carried out to evaluate their potential toxicity...

Author(s): Muhammad Zia-UL-Haq, Shakir Ahmad Shahid, Barkat Ali Khan, Imran Imran, Mughal Qayum, Mussarat Akhter, Zahid Khan and Shafi Muhammed

June 2012

Anti-leukemic and topoisomerase I inhibitory effect of Mansonone E isolated from Ulmus davidiana

A compound has been isolated from Ulmus davidiana, which has been traditionally used as the folk medicine material in Asia, and was determined to be sesquiterpene ortho-naphthoquionone (Mansonone E) from spectral data such as UV, IR, MS and NMR spectrometry. This compound showed an inhibitory effect against topoisomerase I and anti-tumor activities at various leukemia cell lines, U937, K562, HL60 and THP-1 using...

Author(s): Keyong Ho Lee, Choa Hyoung Cho and Ki - Hyeong Rhee

June 2012

Inhibitory activity of Heinz body induction in vitro antioxidant model and tannin concentration of Thai mimosaceous plant extracts

Medicinal plants have been used for traditional treatment and known to possess antioxidant activities that may help to reduce the risk of oxidative stress-related diseases. Chemically-induced oxidative hemolysis is usually associated with the formation of Heinz bodies-insoluble precipitates within red blood cells, indicating the oxidative destruction of hemoglobin. In the present study, antioxidant activity...

Author(s): Tanasorn Tunsaringkarn, Suphan Soogarun, Anusorn Rungsiyothin and Attakorn Palasuwan

June 2012

The effect of aqueous extract of Salep prepared from root-tubers of Dactylorhiza maculate (Orchidaceae) on the testes and sexual hormones of immature male mice

The use of the salep plant as a fortifying agent and sexual energy is common in traditional medicine. However, the unavailability of sufficient scientific evidence on the effects of sex hormones on the testis and the survey was designed and implemented. In this experimental study, 18 male rats breed immature BALB/C (mean age 4 weeks) were selected and divided randomly into three groups: 1) Control (no feeding), 2)...

Author(s): Hamed Haddad Kashani, Zohre Faraji, Hosein Nikzad, Kazem Parivar, Mohammad Sharrif moghaddasi and Mohsen Nikzad

June 2012

In vitro propagation of tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa)

A plant regeneration method has been developed for Polianthes tuberosa. Outer and inner scales of bulb were used as explants. Both explants were cultured on Murashige and Skoog (1962) medium containing 3% sucrose with different concentrations of benzylaminopurine (BAP), naphthalene acetic acid (NAA) and thidiazuron (TDZ). Multiple shoots were induced directly from the scales of explants....

Author(s): Shagufta Naz, Farah Aslam, Saiqa Ilyas, Kiran Shahzadi and Amina Tariq

June 2012

Medicinal plants and their uses in selected temperate zones of Pakistani Hindukush-Himalaya

Pakistan is bestowed with diversity of non-timber forest products (NTFPs), particularly medicinal plant resources, which are used by the marginal communities for domestic and commercial purposes. This study focused on the traditional uses of plant species with the objective to document non-timber forest flora and its characteristics, and to also assess the current state of knowledge...

Author(s): Muhammad Adnan, Shaheen Begum, Abdul Latif Khan, Abdul Malik Tareen and In-Jung Lee

June 2012

Effect of corn oil, flaxseed oil and black seed oil on lead acetate-induced hepatic tissue damage: A histological study

Lead is considered as one of the major environmental pollutants that continued to pose health hazards in animal and man in many parts of the world. The current study aimed to investigate the histological effects of corn oil, flaxseed oil and black seed oil against lead acetate-induced hepatic tissue damage in mice. Animals were divided into five groups. The first group served as a control group. The second group was...

Author(s): Saud A. Alarifi, Badr A. Aldahmash, Doaa M. El-Nagar and Mohamed A. Dkhil

June 2012

Supplementary effects of vinegar on body weight and blood metabolites in healthy rats fed conventional diets and obese rats fed high-caloric diets

The objective of this work was to evaluate the effects dietary of vinegar on body weight, and blood metabolites of healthy rats fed a conventional diet, and of obese rats fed a high-caloric diet.  Twenty male Wistar rats were used. Ten of them were healthy ones (normal body condition) and were fed with conventional diet. The other 10 rats were obese and were fed with high-caloric diet. Plasma glucose,...

Author(s): Juan de Dios Lozano , Bertha Irene Juárez-Flores, Juan Manuel Pinos-Rodríguez, Juan Rogelio Aguirre-Rivera and Gregorio Álvarez-Fuentes

June 2012

Antitumor and cytotoxic activity of Kielmeyera coriacea mart. Zucc. and Pyrostegia venusta (ker-gawl.) Miers extracts

This study aimed to investigate the antitumor and cytotoxicity activities of Kielmeyeracoriacea and Pyrostegia venusta extracts. Therefore, the hydroalcoholic extracts of P.venusta flowers and K. coriacea leaves were prepared. The extracts were evaporated and the dry extracts were diluted at concentrations of 1.0, 0.1, 0.01 and 0.001 mg/ml for carrying out the...

Author(s): Regildo M. G. Silva, Débora T. M. Rodrigues,  Fernanda S. Augustos, Fillipi Valadares, Pedro O. Neto,  Lucinéia dos Santos and Luciana P. Silva

June 2012

Antimicrobial activity and chemical composition of essential oils of Stachys lavandulifolia Vahl. from Mazandaran , Iran

Stachys lavandulifolia vahl. or Chaye Koohi is a native plant, which has been used as an anxiolytic and sedative in Iranian folk medicine which belongs to the Lamiaceae family. In this study, S. lavandulifolia vahl. were collected from mountain of Baladeh area in Mazandaran province, Iran. Chemical constituents of essential oil of S. lavandulifolia vahl. were determined. Aerial parts were...

Author(s): Samanehsadat Mahzooni-kachapi, Mohammad Mahdavi, Leyla Roozbeh-nasira&#;ei, Mohamad Akbarzadeh, Fatemeh Rezazadeh and Alireza Motavalizadehkakhky