Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3835

Table of Content: February 2009; 3(2)

February 2009

Evaluation of anti-inflammatory activity of ethanolic extract of Borassus flabellifer L. male flowers (inflorescences) in experimental animals

Borassus flabellifer L. (Arecaceae) had been widely used for its reported biological activities in indige-nous system of medicine. The present investigation was carried out to find the effect of ethanolic extract of male flowers (inflorescences) ofBorassus flabellifer for its anti-inflammatory activity in ro-dents. The anti-inflammatory activity was evaluated using acute inflammatory models like;...

Author(s): Mahesh S. Paschapur, M. B. Patil, Ravi Kumar and Sachin R. Patil

February 2009

Isolation and crystal structure of maltol from Abies pindrow

Maltol (3-hydroxy-2methyl-4H-pyran-4-one) is neutral, heterocyclic aroma compound and widely known as food additive, antioxidant, metal ions chelator was isolated from leaves of Abies pindrow by column chromatography and its crystal structures and molecular structure was found using x-ray structure analysis and its crystal structure has been determined (C6H6O3).   Key words: Abies pindrow,...

Author(s): Samejo, M. Q., Ndukwe, G. I., Burdi, D. K., Bhanger, M. I. and Khan, K. M.

February 2009

In vitro antileishmanial activity of extracts of Warburgia ugandensis (Canellaceae), a Kenyan medicinal plant

The antileishmanial activity of extracts of Warburgia ugandensis (family Canellaceae), a known traditional therapy and one of the commonly used medicinal plants in Kenya was evaluated. Extracts of this plant were tested for possible antileishmanial activity in vitro. Different doses of hexane, dichloro-methane, ethyl acetate and methanol extracts of W. ugandensis were tested...

Author(s): Peter Kamau Ngure, Willy Kiprotich Tonui, Johnstone Ingonga, Charles Mutai, Elizabeth Kigondu, Zipporah Ng’ang’a,Geoffrey Rukunga and Albert Kimutai

February 2009

Studies on phytochemical constituents of six Malaysian medicinal plants

Tannins, phlobatannins, saponins, flavonoids, terpenoids, cardiac glycosides and alkaloids distribution in six Malaysian medicinal plants, where each medicinal plant belongs to different families were examined and compared. The plants used areAzadirachta indica, Centella asiatica, Emblica officinalis, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Imperata cylindrica, and Moringa oleifera. Qualitative analysis carried out on...

Author(s): Krishnaiah D., Devi T., Bono A. and Sarbatly R

February 2009

Effect of Mucuna pruriens on some haematological and biochemical parameters

Mucuna pruriens (MP) has been pharmacologically studied for various activities like aphrodisiac, anti-diabetic, anti-microbial and anti-epileptics activities. The present study aims at investigating the effects of shade-dried seeds of M. prurienson some haematological and bio-chemical parameters. Wistar strain albino rats of both sexes with weights ranging from 220 to 300 g were fed with shade-dried...

Author(s): G. K. A. Adepoju and O. O. Odubena

February 2009

Effects of aqueous extract of Eucalyptus globulus on lipid peroxidation and selected enzymes of rat liver

The effects of repeated administration of varying concentrations of the aqueous extract of Eucalyptus globulus leaves on some biochemical parameters of rat liver were studied. Twenty four albino rats (Rattus norvegicus) with a mean weight of 148.35 g were divided into four groups (A - D) of 6 rats each. Rats in group A served as control and were administered 1 ml of distilled water while those of the...

Author(s): R. O. Arise, S. O. Malomo, J. O. Adebayo and A. Igunnu

February 2009

Phytochemical and antibacterial investigation of bark extracts of Acacia nilotica

Acacia nilotica was assessed for active principles. The results showed that the stem bark extract of the plant possessed the active principles e.g. terpenoids, tannins, alkaloids, saponins and glycosides. The antimicrobial activity of the extracts was assayed against Streptococcus viridans,Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Bacillus subtilis and Shigella sonnei using the agar...

Author(s): Banso A

February 2009

Advances in selected medicinal and aromatic plants indigenous to Africa

Medicinal and aromatic plants are reservoirs of curative elements used by a large population of Africans in the treatment of various diseases such as malaria, diabetes, mental disorders, cancer, hypertension and human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS). These medicinal and aromatic plants are used based on ethnobotanical evidence as being safer, acceptable, affordable, culturally...

Author(s): R. N. Okigbo, C. L. Anuagasi and J. E. Amadi