Journal of
Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy

  • Abbreviation: J. Pharmacognosy Phytother.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2502
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPP
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 205

Table of Content: April 2013; 5(4)

April 2013

Systematic pharmacognostical, phytochemical and pharmacological review on an ethno medicinal plant, Basella alba L.

The ethno medicinal plant Basella alba belongs to the family Basellaceae, and commonly known as malabar spinach, indian spinach, ceylon spinach and vine spinach. Although it has been reported in ancient systems of medicine, it did not gain much importance and has always remained controversial. It has been found to be a good source of calcium, iron, vitamin A and vitamin C. In the Indian system of medicine, the...

Author(s): Shankul Kumar, A. K. Prasad, S. V. Iyer and S. K. Vaidya

April 2013

Pharmacognostic, larvicidal and phytotoxic profile of Coleus forskohlii and Rosmarinus officinalis

This study was performed to conduct the pharmacognostic study of Coleus forskohlii Linn. and Rosmarinus officinalis and find larvicidal and phytotoxic effects of these plants. The pharmacognostic parameters for both plants were set out using macroscopic and microscopic methods and the larvicidal and phytotoxic potential was determined using recommended methods. Various pharmacognostic parameters such...

Author(s): Saeed Ullah, Muhammad Ibrar, Barkatullah, Naveed Muhammad and Roohullah

April 2013

Antimicrobial efficacy of neutral super-oxidized electrolyzed gel versus chlorhexidine digluconate 0.12% in biofilm formation on orthodontic mini-implants: An in vitro study

The objective of this study was to compare the antimicrobial efficacy and cytotoxicity in fibroblasts of neutral super-oxidized electrolyzed gel and chlorhexidine digluconate. Cultures were prepared with Streptococcus intermedius, Porphyromonas gingivalis and a mixture of both. Thirty sterile orthodontic mini-implants were impregnated with neutral super-oxidized electrolyzed gel and...

Author(s): Evelyn Torres-Capetillo, Roberto Carrillo-Fuentevilla, Myriam A. De la Garza-Ramos,  Roberto Mercado Hernández, Hilda H. H. Torre-Martínez and Juan Carlos Segoviano-Ramirez

April 2013

Effect of Hippocratea africana root bark extract on some biochemical indices of male and female albino Wistar rats

The benefits of medicinal plants may not be without some biochemical impediments. Anti-plasmodial activity of Hippocratea africana has been studied; its effects on some biochemical parameters were examined in rats in this study. It was observed that in the female test groups, there was no significant (p > 0.05) changes in urea concentration but there was significant (p < 0.05) increase in glucose...

Author(s): J. I. Ndem, M. U. Eteng, M. I. Akpanabiatu, A. F. Uwah, O. Otitoju and E. O. Akpanyung