Journal of
Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy

  • Abbreviation: J. Pharmacognosy Phytother.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2502
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPP
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 223

Table of Content: February 2018; 10(2)

February 2018

Anticancer activities and safety evaluation of selected Kenyan plant extracts against breast cancer cell lines

Breast cancer is a leading cause of deaths among women suffering from cancer in Kenya. The current study was done to determine anticancer activities of medicinal plant extracts against breast cancer cell lines (HCC 1395 and 4T1). Vero cells were used for evaluation of safety of extracts. Thiazoly blue tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay was used in this study. Reference drugs were 5 fluorouracil and cyclophosphamide....

Author(s): Onyancha Jared M., Gikonyo Nicholas K., Wachira Sabina W., Mwitari Peter G. and Gicheru Michael M.

February 2018

Pharmacognosy and phytochemical standardization of Albizia Ferruginea (Guill and Perr) pulps

In Africa and Cameroon in particular, people tend to use medicinal plants as the first approach to cure their illness or disease. In order to improve the safety and the progressive integration of those plants in our health systems, it is important to set a system and protocol that would permit an easy characterization, quality and safety control of medicinal plants through a standardization of their recipes. Thus, we...

Author(s): Rose Ngono Mballa Abondo, Aude P´erine Minyem Ngombi, Joseph Ngoupayo, Bonaventure Ngadjui Tchaleu and Beyeme Fridoline-Victorine

February 2018

Diterpenes of the pimarane type isolated from Viguiera arenaria: Promising in vitro biological potential as therapeutic agents for endodontics

Viguiera arenaria, family Asteraceae, is a plant that contains diterpenoids, which make this species potentially applicable in endodontics. More specifically, V. arenaria contains diterpenes of the pimarane type, which display various classic biological activities. This study evaluates the antibiofilm activity, the time-kill curve, and the inhibitory concentration index of diterpenes of the pimarane type...

Author(s): Soraia Marangoni, Thais da S. Moraes, Susane H. Utrera, Luciana A. Casemiro, Maria G. M. de Souza, Pollyanna F. de Oliveira, Rodrigo C. S. Veneziani, Sérgio R. Ambrósio, Denise C. Tavares and Carlos H. G. Martins