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: 31 December, 2011; 5(33)

December 2011

Influence of drying process on the quality of medicinal plants: A review

The yield and chemical composition of essential oils from medicinal plants are related to a variety of internal and external factors, for example, the drying process. Drying is the most common way to preserve quality of aromatic and medicinal plants. The choice of the optimal drying air temperature is a central economic and ecological criterion. Most experimental studies focus on species with essential oils, revealing...

Author(s): Rocha R. P., Melo E. C. and Radünz L. L.

December 2011

The introduction of extinct endemic vegetables of Iran

Plant breeding in certain situations may lead to the domestication of wild plants. Domestication of plants is an artificial selection process conducted by humans to produce plants that have more desirable traits than wild plants, and which renders them dependent on artificial (usually enhanced) environments for their continued existence. On the other hand, breeding new crops is important for ensuring food...

Author(s): Maryam Haghighi and Maryam Mozafariyan

December 2011

A critical review on halophytes: Salt tolerant plants

Present work deals with the different mechanisms which are present in salt tolerant plants against high salt concentrations of the soil by combining information from different research papers to make a comprehensive account of halophytes. It covers all the aspects of halophytes regarding their classification, mechanisms against high salt concentrations (both at physiological and molecular level). Furthermore, the...

Author(s): Roohi Aslam⊃, Nazish Bostan⊃, Nabgha-e-Amen⊃, Maleeha Maria⊃ and Waseem Safdar

December 2011

Carotenoids: Sources, medicinal properties and their application in food and nutraceutical industry

Carotenoids are biosynthesized by bacteria, algae, fungi, and plants, but not by animals, which must obtain them from their food. These compounds are divided into two major classes based on their structural elements; carotenes, constituted by carbon and hydrogen (e.g. b-carotene, a-carotene and lycopene), and xanthophylls, constituted by carbon, hydrogen, and additionally oxygen (for example lutein, b-cryptoxanthin,...

Author(s): Irwandi Jaswir, Dedi Noviendri, Reno Fitri Hasrini and Fitri Octavianti

December 2011

The use of traditional treatment modalities with special mention of Piper sarmentosum in treatment of bone fracture

Osteoporosis is a socio-public health issue which led to a rise in risk of fractures with subsequent delay in fracture healing. Fracture healing is a complex physiological process which involves four overlapping phases that is, haematoma formation, inflammation, repair and remodelling phases. It involves a series of biological cascades which resemble tissues differentiation that occur during foetal skeletal development....

Author(s): Mohamed Abdalla Estai, Farihah Suhaimi, Ahmad Nazrun Shuid, Srijit Das and Ima-Nirwana Soelaiman

December 2011

Research progress in somatic embryogenesis of Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus Maxim.)

Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) Maxim. is a rare medicinal and perennial deciduous shrub, which is mainly distributed in vast mountain areas of northeast of China, far eastern region of Russia, Hokkaido area of Japan and Korea. Siberian ginseng is a raw material used to produce medicinal tablet, electuary, injection and ginseng tea. Recently, progresses in somatic embryogenesis of Siberian ginseng...

Author(s): Zhou Chen-Guang, Yang Jing-Li, Liu Li-Kun, Liang Cheng-Nan, Xia De-Anand Li Cheng-Hao

December 2011

Anti-inflammatory compounds of macro algae origin: A review

Inflammation, occurs frequently in living tissues, and is responsible for numerous death and precursor to some deadly diseases. This review focus on seaweed derived anti-inflammatory compounds, which have attracted interest and promising replacer of current anti-inflammatory drugs. Macro algae have both pro- and anti-inflammatory compounds, the later include sulphated polysaccharides (fucoidans) from brown seaweeds,...

Author(s): Irwandi Jaswir and Hammed A. Monsur

December 2011

Certain medicinal plants have anticancer potential

Ayurveda is the oldest existing complete medical system in the world. Its origins go back nearly 5000 years. This review make known on some Medicinal plants have therapeutic potential due to the presence of natural antioxidants functioning as reducing agents, free radical scavengers and quenchers of singlet oxygen. Majority of their antioxidant activity is due to bioactive compounds namely, flavones, isoflavones,...

Author(s): Nema R. and Garg H. K.

December 2011

A review on the medicinal and edible aspects of aquatic and wetland plants of India

A review on medicinal and edible aspects of more than 70 wetland plants of India were discussed here. Some new observations such as the use of Lindernia crustacea to clear stomach, Nelumbo nucifera as a delicious food item and sold in the name, ‘vattal’, Colocasia esculenta for the treatment of cracked foot, Cyperus rotundus for relief from stomach ache in children...

Author(s): Swapna M.M., Prakashkumar R., Anoop K.P., Manju C.N, and Rajith N.P

December 2011

Clausena excavata Burm. f. (Rutaceae): A review of its traditional uses, pharmacological and phytochemical properties

The present review describes the morphological, traditional, phytochemical and pharmacological aspects of Clausena excavata (Burm. f., Rutaceae). The plant grows wild in the tropical and subtropical parts of Asia and represents one of the richest sources of medicinal natural products. It is intensively used currently in traditional medicine for treatment of different illnesses. One part or a mixture of two or more...

Author(s): Ismail Adam Arbab, Ahmad Bustamam Abdul, Mohamed Aspollah, Rasedee Abdullah, Siddig Ibrahim Abdelwahab, Syam Mohan and A. H. A. Abdelmageed