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 November, 2014; 8(41)

November 2014

Traditional Tongan treatments for infections: Bioassays and ethnobotanical leads for activity

An ethnobotanical survey of Tongan pharmacopoeia, conducted through semi-structured interviews with healers, informed the selection of twenty-six plants for antimicrobial bioassays. The parts of the plants recommended by the healers were collected and extractions were made with methanol and hexane in various concentrations, and screened against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, and Candida albicans using...

Author(s): Ryan D. Huish, Katherine H. Huish, Taylor J. Walker and Gajendra Shrestha  

November 2014

Effects of aqueous extract of Waltheria indica leaves on blood profile of male albino rats

This study was to investigate the effect of oral administration of aqueous extract of Waltheria indica leaf on the blood profile of male albino rats. The extract showed significantly (p < 0.01) different increase of red blood and white blood cell counts values at 400 and 800 mg/kg doses. However, the extract showed insignificant difference in packed cell volume, mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular haemoglobin...

Author(s): Basiru, A. and Olayemi, F. O.