Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3804

Table of Content: 3 February, 2017; 11(5)

February 2017

Laxative properties of aqueous and methanolic extracts of mature stem bark of Neoboutonia velutina Prain (Euphorbiaceae) in rats

Neoboutonia velutina. Prain is a plant used in Cameroonian ethnomedicine for the treatment of digestive disorders such as constipation. This study was conducted to evaluate the laxative properties of aqueous and methanolic extracts of N. velutina in rats. The laxative properties as mentioned by the consulted traditional healer were firstly determined, through an evaluation of fecal emission outset, number of wet...

Author(s): Gilbert Ateufack, Francine Kengne Nono, William Nana Yousseu, Herve Tchoumbou Tadjoua, Rostand Breuil Feudjio Dongmo and Albert Kamanyi

February 2017

Bioactive rich extracts from Terminalia ferdinandiana by enzyme-assisted extraction: A simple food safe extraction method

A food grade compatible enzyme assisted extraction (EAE) technique for extracting bioactive compounds from freeze-dried Kakadu plum puree was evaluated. To optimise the extraction, a central composite rotatable design (CCRD) was conducted and effects of solvent concentration, enzyme concentration and time of reaction on extracted levels of free ellagic acid (fEA), ascorbic acid (AA) and total phenolic content (TPC) were...

Author(s): Mridusmita Chaliha, David Williams, David Edwards, Sharon Pun, Heather Smyth and Yasmina Sultanbawa