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: July 2008; 2(7)

July 2008

Morinda citrifolia L. (noni) improves athlete endurance: Its mechanisms of action

The ability of noni juice to improve endurance in athletes was evaluated clinically. A placebo-controlled clinical trial with TAHITIAN NONI® Juice (TNJ) was conducted in 40 highly-trained athletes. Drinking 100 mL of TNJ twice daily increased endurance (time-to-fatigue) by 21%, and improved antioxidant status as measured by a 25% decrease in blood chemiluminescence. Chemical analyses by multiple laboratories and...

Author(s): &#;Afa K. Palu, R. D. Seifulla and. Brett J. West    

July 2008

The chemical composition and antibacterial activity of the leaf extract of Salvia repens Burch. Ex Benth

The chemical composition of the essential oil of S. repens contain the following major constituents: 1 – camphor (0.4%) para–cymene (34.1%), sabinene (23.9%), 1–b–pinene (16.9%),, myrcene (3.9%), γ -terpinene (1.8%), trans- b–Ocimene (1.3%), terpinene-4-ol (0.7%), nopol (0.4%), a-terpinolene (15.89%), b - caryophllene...

Author(s): Buyisile Mayekiso, Micheal L. Magwa and Roger M. Coopoosamy    

July 2008

Alterations in behavior and memory induced by the essential oil of Zingiber officinale Roscoe (ginger) in mice are cholinergic-dependent

The objective of the work was to investigate the effects of the essential oil ofZingiber officinale Roscoe (EOG - 25, 50 and 100 mg/kg, i.p) on the behavior and cognition of male Swiss mice (25 - 30 g), treated daily for 7 days.  In the 7th day, animals were submitted to the elevated plus maze, open field and rota rod tests to evaluate anxiolytic, sedative and motor coordination effects, respectively....

Author(s): Cícero Francisco Bezerra Felipe, Kamyla Sales Fonsêca, André Luiz dos Reis Barbosa, José Noberto Sousa Bezerra, Manoel Andrade Neto, Marta Maria de França Fonteles and Glauce Socorro de Barros Viana