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: December, 2013; 5(12)

December 2013

In vitro potential anthelmintic activity of bulbils of Dioscorea bulbifera L. on earthworms and liverflukes

Ethnobotanical information from Nigeria specifies the usage of Dioscorea bulbifera L. (Dioscoreaceae) in treatment of parasitic diseases in human and thus, could be of value in preventing the development of resistance to common synthetic anthelmintics. The present study was designed to evaluate the in vitro anthelmintic activity of methanolic extracts of the flesh and peel of the bulbils of D. bulbifera, on Fasciola...

Author(s): Adedapo Adedayo Adeniran and Mubo Adeola Sonibare

December 2013

Quantitative phytochemical and elemental analysis of Guiera senegalensis leaf extract

Guiera senegalensis is a shrub found in the savannah region of west and central Africa that is widely used in traditional medicine for the remedy of many ailments/diseases. In this study, some of the phytochemicals and elements present in its leaves were quantified. Alkaloids content was found to be 21.98 g/100 g, saponins 0.28 g/100 g and tannins 0.40 g/100 g. The results showed that alkaloids content is high while...

Author(s): Mohammed, S. Y.