Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3799

Table of Content: 3 July, 2014; 8(25)

July 2014

Ethnobotanical and taxonomic screening of genus Morus for wild edible fruits used by the inhabitants of Lesser Himalayas-Pakistan

The present study was focused on ethnobotanical and taxonomic screening of four wild edible fruit species of family Moraceae including Morus alba L., Morus laevigata Wall., Morus nigra L. and Morus rubra L. used by the local inhabitants of Lesser Himalayas-Pakistan. Questionnaires based on semi-structured interviews and observations were used to collect data about ethnobotanical importance of these plants....

Author(s): Arshad Mehmood Abbasi, Mir Ajab Khan, Mushtaq Ahmad, Mamoona Munir, Muhammad Zafar, Shazai Sultana, Zia-u-Rehman Mishwani and Zahid Ullah

July 2014

Hypoglycaemic effect of Lagerstroemia speciosa in type 2 diabetic rats

The objective of this study was to study the hypoglycaemic effect of the aqueous extract of Lagerstroemia speciosa in type 2 diabetic rats. Male albino Wistar rats (30) weighing 180 to 190 g were selected and divided into five groups, maintained six rats in each group. Groups I and II were served as normal and diabetic control. Group III was treated with standard drug as glibenclamide 0.25 mg/kg body weight, whereas...

Author(s): L. Samananda Singh, N. Shashikanta Singh and M. Anita Devi

July 2014

Genetic homogeneity of vegetatively propagated Clinacanthus nutans (Acanthaceae)

Clinacanthus nutans is a medicinal Asian plant often propagated by stem cuttings but little is known about the genetic relationships between existing accessions and the extent of homogeneity. In this study, we examined the genetic homogeneity in 12 C. nutans samples from Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam reproduced by vegetative propagation from different regions between and within countries, and compared it to sexually...

Author(s): Siat Yee Fong, Terrence Piva, Sylvia Urban and Tien Huynh