Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3812

Table of Content: 3 January, 2013; 7(1)

January 2013

The influence of mixed spiced diet on hematological properties and lipid profile of guinea pigs

Mixed spiced diet (MSD) composed of Zingiber officinale (ginger), Allium sativum (garlic) and Piper guineense (black pepper) was used to investigate its influence on hematological properties, and lipid profile of guinea pigs. A total of forty-eight animals were divided into five groups to represent control, and different diet groups. Feeding was done twice daily for 8 weeks while...

Author(s): Nwachukwu N. and Iweala E. E. J    

January 2013

Survey of the ethnobotanical uses of Ximenia americana L. (mumpeke) among rural communities in South Angola

An insight into the cosmetic and medicinal importance of Ximenia americana (mumpeke) in South Angola is provided. In the years 2009 and 2010 a field investigation was carried out in four rural communities, in order to gather information on traditional uses of this species. Sixty-eight informants were interviewed and 71% reported the use of X. americana. A total of 210 citations were recorded for 13...

Author(s): Valeria Urso, Maria Adele Signorini and Piero Bruschi    

January 2013

Cytotoxic flavonoids from Diplotaxis harra (Forssk.) Boiss. growing in Sinai

As part of our ongoing collaborative effort to discover the anticancer activity of the phenolics isolated from terrestrial plant sources, the EtOH extract of the aerial parts of the Egyptian medicinal plant Diplotaxis harra (Forssk.) Boiss. was in vitro investigated for cytotoxicity against HCT116, HepG2 and MCF-7 cell lines, and resulted with IC50 = 4.65, 12.60 and 17.90 µg/ml...

Author(s): Magdy M. D. Mohammed, , Eman R. El-Sharkawy and Azza A. Matloub    

January 2013

Antioxidant and hepatoprotective effects of the internal layer of oak fruit (Jaft)

An aqueous extract of the internal layer of oak fruit (Jaft) was evaluated for in vitroantioxidant activity and hepatoprotective effects on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver damage in rats. Thirty-six male Wistar rats were randomly divided into 6 groups. Groups 1, 2 and 3 served as negative controls and were given olive oil, distilled water, and Jaft extract (500 mg/kg), respectively. Group 4 served as the...

Author(s): Mehdi Akbartabar Toori, Mahsa Mirzaei, Nooshin Mirzaei, Prasad Lamrood and Ali Mirzaei    

January 2013

Determination of total xanthones in Garcinia mangostana fruit rind extracts by ultraviolet (UV) spectrophotometry

Garcinia mangostana (Guttiferae) is an important botanical source of xanthones; these compounds have remarkable pharmacological properties such as anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial effects. Xanthones-rich extracts have been widely used in nutritional supplements, herbal cosmetics and pharmaceutical preparations. In order to maintain consistency of the pharmacological and clinical outcomes,...

Author(s): Abdalrahim F. A. Aisha, Khalid M. Abu-Salah, Zhari Ismail and Amin Malik Shah Abdul Majid    

January 2013

Effects of non-chemical and chemical fertilizers on potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) yield and quality

In order to investigate the effects of natural and chemical fertilizers on yield and quality of potato, a study was conducted at the Agricultural Research Farm of Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran. The experiment was a factorial with three factors arranged in a randomized complete block design with four replications. The first factor was tuber inoculation with Nitragin biofertilizer (a combination...

Author(s): G. R. Mohammadi, A. Rostami Ajirloo, M. E. Ghobadi and A. Najaphy    

January 2013

In vitro plant regeneration from epicotyl explant of Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal

Studies were carried out to investigate the regeneration and rapid multiplication of Withania somnifera (L.) in vitro. Direct and indirect regeneration protocols for multiple shoots development from epicotyl explants of 50 to 60 days old seedlings were established. The shoots were initiated directly from epicotyl explant on 6-benzyl amino purine...

Author(s): Udayakumar R., Choi C. W., Kim K. T. and Kim S. C., Kasthurirengan S., Mariashibu T. S., Sahaya Rayan J. J. and Ganapathi A.