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 2014; 6(3)

April 2014

Antibacterial and antifungal screening of extracts from six medicinal plants collected in Kinshasa-Democratic Republic of Congo against clinical isolate pathogens

Results from the in vitro evaluation of the antibacterial and antifungal activities of six plant extracts indicated that the aqueous and the methanol extracts of Acalypha wilkesiana leaves and Ageratum conyzoides leaves exhibited good and efficient antifungal activity against Candida albicans with minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of 31.25 µg/ml and minimum fungicidal concentration (MFC) of 62.5 µg/ml)...

Author(s): Cimanga Kanyanga R, Kikweta Munduku C, Tshodi Ehata M, Nsaka Lumpu S, Mbamu Maya B., Manienga, K, Bumoyi, M and Kambu Kabangu O.

April 2014

Antioxidant effects of curcumin against cadmium chloride-induced oxidative stress in the blood of rats

Humans are exposed to a number of toxic elements in the environment. Cadmium, widely used in industry, is a great environmental health problem of both humans and animals. Effects of reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation have been postulated to be major contributors to cadmium-exposure related disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of curcumin on oxidative stress in rats exposed to cadmium....

Author(s): Atef M. M. Attia, Fatma A. A. Ibrahim, Noha A. Abd EL-Latif and Samir W. Aziz