Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3720

Table of Content: December 2008; 2(12)

December 2008

Phytochemical screening and antibacterial activity of extracts from Pakia Clapperotoniana keay against human pathogenic bacteria

Pakia clapperotoniana keay has medicinal properties for the effective management of several ailments including tuberculosis. To establish the pharmacological rationale, for its traditional use, the powdered root, stem- bark and leaves were extracted with water and ethanol. All fractions were subjected to phytochemical screening and antimicrobial activity against, Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria using the...

Author(s): D. Kubmarawa, M. E. Khan, A. M. Punah and Hassan M    

December 2008

Indigenous medicine used for treatment of gynecological disorders by tribal of chhattisgarh, India

The present paper deals with the indigenous medicinal plants used by the tribes of various regions of Chhattisgarh state. The tribals depend on the herbal medicines for curing various gynecological disorders. Tribal do not approach doctors (physicians) due to lack of awareness and shyness or hesitation. Herbal healers and their patients who receive the treatment for any gynecological complication enquired the local...

Author(s): Rajesh Shukla, Moyna Chakravarty and M. P. Gautam    

December 2008

Antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of Propolis from Tamil Nadu zone

Propolis, a natural product honeybee, has been used for thousands of years in folk medicine for several purposes. In this work, we have investigated the antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of propolis collected from west zone of India that is, Gujarat. The antimicrobial activity was done by agar diffusion method against Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa,...

Author(s): Nilesh Kumar, Mueen Ahmad K. K., Raman Dang and Ahmed Husain    

December 2008

Phytochemical and biological investigation of chloroform and ethylacetate fractions of Euphorbia heterophylla leaf (Euphorbiaceae)

Euphorbia heterophylla Linn (Euphorbiaceae) is a medicinal plant used by traditional herbal practitioners in Nigeria and some parts of West Africa for the treatment of constipation, bacterial and inflammatory disease conditions (arthritis and rheumatism). Powdered plant material was subjected to phytochemical screening using standard experimental procedures. The crude powdered sample of Euphorbia...

Author(s): Abiodun Falodun, Sajjad Ali, Irfan Mohammed Quadir and Iqbal M. I Choudhary      

December 2008

Bioactivity of crude extracts of Euphorbia kamerunica Pax using brine shrimp (Artemia salina) lethality assay

Medicinal plants are gaining recognition worldwide in the treatment and control of diseases. In advance nations a good number of plants are screened for their pharmacological activities but less than 25% of plants native to Africa which are been used to treat diseases have been evaluated. In the present study hexane, diethyl ether, ethyl acetate, methanol and aqueous extracts of Euphorbia kamerunica Pax were...

Author(s): Ogunnusi, T. A. and Dosumu, O. O.      

December 2008

Vegetative propagation of Berberis aristata DC. An endangered Himalayan shrub

Berberis aristata DC. is critically endangered species of Indian Himalaya due to it’s extensively collection of roots for its Berberine alkaloid. The objective of this research was to explore the possibility of propagating the species vegetatively to maintain its genetic identity and population. Therefore, an experiment was conducted by taking different cutting portions viz., apical, sub-apical and basal...

Author(s): Majid Ali, A. R. Malik and K. Rai Sharma    

December 2008

Comparative pharmacognostical and antimicrobial studies of Acacia species (Mimosaceae)

Various Acacia species have been reported to be effective against a variety of disease including malaria, leprosy and most concerning cancer. The fresh plant parts of different Acacia species are considered as astringent, spasmolytic, demulcent, anthelmintic and abortifacient in Indian traditional medicine system. Currently, numerous herbal products derived from Acaciaspecies are available in...

Author(s): Mohan Lal Saini, Ritu Saini, Shikha Roy and Ashwani Kumar