Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3793

Table of Content: 3 November, 2015; 9(41)

November 2015

Composition of volatile oils from leaf, stem, root, fruit, and flower of Ruellia tuberosa L. (Acanthaceae) from Nigeria

We report composition of Ruellia tuberosa L. (Acanthaceae) leaf, stem, root, fruit, and flower volatile oils from Nigeria. The five volatile oils were obtained by hydro-distillation using all-glass Clevenger apparatus designed to British Pharmacoepia specifications and were procured in 0.09 to 0.36% yields. Each was separately examined using gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)...

Author(s): Dorcas Olufunke MORONKOLA, Sherifat Adeyinka ABOABA and Iqbal Mohammed CHOUDHARY

November 2015

Towards elucidating Eremurus root remedy: Chemical profiling and preliminary biological investigations of Eremurus persicus and Eremurus spectabilis root ethanolic extracts

Plants of the genus Eremurus have been used in Kurdish medicine since ancient times. Particularly, the “Eremurus roots” sold at the local market (presently known as Eremurus spp.) are used as both topical and oral remedies for treating inflammatory disorders. In the present paper, the root ethanolic extracts (EE) of Eremurus persicus and Eremurus spectabilis, the most common Eremurus species in the region,...

Author(s): Raffaella Gaggeri, Daniela Rossi, Karzan Mahmood, Davide Gozzini, Barbara Mannucci, Federica Corana, Maria Daglia, Antonia Avanzini, Melissa Mantelli, Emanuela Martino and Simona Collina,

November 2015

Ethnobotanical study and phytochemical screening of six medicinal plants used in traditional medicine in the Northeastern Sahara of Algeria (area of Ouargla)

An ethnobotanical survey was undertaken to collect information from traditional healers on the use of plants (Atriplex halimus L., Searsia tripartita (Ucria) Moffett, Limoniastrum guyonianum Durieu ex Boiss., Haplophyllum tuberculatum Juss., Tamarix gallica L. and Nitraria retusa (Forssk.) Asch.) in folkloric medicine of Ouargla (Algeria), using a predesigned questionnaire. The studied plants were screened for the...

Author(s): Soumia Hadjadj, Zahia Bayoussef, Aminata Ould El Hadj-Khelil, Hanane Beggat, Zohra Bouhafs, Yasmina Boukaka, Insaf Amina Khaldi, Sara Mimouni, Fatma Sayah and Meriem Tey