Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3834

Table of Content: October 2008; 2(10)

October 2008

Gastroprotective and antioxidant activities of Phyllanthus amarus extracts on absolute ethanol-induced ulcer in albino rats

This study was designed to evaluate the gastroprotective and antioxidant effects of aqueous and acetone extracts of Phyllanthus amarus leaves in albino rats. P. amarus extracts (500 and 1000 mg/Kg) as well as cimetidine (100 mg/Kg) was administered orally once a day for two weeks before challenge with absolute ethanol (1 ml/ 200 g body wt). Pretreatment with P. amarus aqueous extract (500...

Author(s): O. S. Shokunbi and A. A. Odetola    

October 2008

Preliminary phytochemical screening and antimicrobial activity of Samanea saman

Samanea saman is a tropically distributed medicinal plant. Antimicrobial activity of aqueous extract of this plant was investigated by Well-diffusion method against three organisms: Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans. The plant extract showed inhibitory activity against all the tested organisms. Five mg/ml inhibited the growth of E. coli but slightly higher...

Author(s): R. Naveen Prasad, S. Viswanathan, J. Renuka Devi, Vijayashree Nayak, V. C. Swetha, B. R. Archana, N. Parathasarathy and  Johanna Rajkumar    

October 2008

Mulberry: Life enhancer

Since old days, various plants are rich source of medicines. Ayurveda and other literature have claimed the different medicinal properties against certain serious diseases. Various researches have been conducted in last decades on different medicinal plants. The present review highlighted the potentiality of different medicinal properties of Morus species viz –Morus alba, Morus rubra, Morus serrata, Morus...

Author(s): Venkatesh Kumar R. and Seema Chauhan    

October 2008

Toxicological and phytochemical screening study of Mitragyna inermis (willd.) O ktze (Rubiaceae), anti diabetic plant

Mitragyna inermis leaves are used in Ivorian traditional medicine to treat diabetes. To situate tolerance limits, we determined acute toxicity threshold by the Overall Harmonized System of classification (SGH) using predetermined dose method and then we highlighted principal chemical groups responsible for pharmacological activity. The results allowed us to conclude that any dose of M. inermis leaves...

Author(s): Konkon, N. G, Adjoungoua, A. L., Manda, P., Simaga, D, N’Guessan, K. E. and Kone, B. D.      

October 2008

Free radical quenching activity and polyphenols in three species of Coleus

Coleus is an important aromatic herb of the family Lamiaceae which is routinely grown as a traditional medicinal herb in India. We examined the total content of polyphenols, tannins, flavones and flavonols, their antioxidant and lipid peroxidation inhibition properties in leaf and stem tissues of three species of Coleus (Coleus forskholii Briq., Coleus aromaticus Benth. and Coleus zeylanicus Benth.)....

Author(s): Girish K Rasineni, Dayananda Siddavattam and Attipalli R Reddy    

October 2008

Characterization of nutraceutical compounds in blue green alga Spirulina maxima

This work was conducted to evaluate the influence of culture conditions (nitrogen concentrations in growth medium) on characterization of some nutraceutical compounds in algal Spirulina maxima. Antioxidant and antibacterial activities as well as chemical composition of organic extracts obtained from different cultures were examined. The amounts of total carotenoids, chlorophylls-derived and phenolic compounds were...

Author(s):   Hanaa H. Abd El-Baky, Farouk K. El Baz and Gamal S. El-Baroty    

October 2008

Hepatoprotective effect of the aqueous extract of leaves of Acalypha racemosa in carbon tetrachloride treated rats

The effects of simultaneous treatment of CCl4 (i.p) with 60 mg/kg (p.o) of aqueous extract of leaves of Acalypha racemosa on rat liver was evaluated. Analysis of serum ALT and AST activities with those of the concentrations of albumin, total protein, unconjugated and total bilirubin were carried out. The malondialdehyde (MDA) content of liver was determined to investigate a probable mechanism of action of...

Author(s): Iniaghe, O. M., Malomo, S. O., and Adebayo, J. O.