Journal of
Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy

  • Abbreviation: J. Pharmacognosy Phytother.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2502
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPP
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 221

Table of Content: January-March 2021; 13(1)

January 2021

Influence of extracellular calcium on in vitro uterine muscle contractions stimulated by acetone leaf extract of Anogeissus leiocarpa

The effect of extracellular calcium on isolated uterine muscle contractions stimulated by acetone leaf extract of Anogeissus leiocarpa was investigated in a rat. About 12 m segment of the uterine muscle strip was mounted initially in a thermostatically regulated organ bath (37°C) containing normal Physiological Salt Solution (PSS; De Jalon) and later inphysiological salt solution devoid of CaCl2. The extract...

Author(s): Mbursa Chiroma, Hannah Alim Madziga, Ijuptil Chiroma, Umar Tanko Mamza, Sanda Abba Kyari, Kwaru Mbursa Chiroma and Chukwuka Uchendu  

March 2021

Ethnomedicinal uses, phytochemical characterization, and antibacterial activity of Grewia tenax and Albizia anthelmintica extracts against multidrug-resistant pneumonia-causing bacteria

The use of Grewia tenax and Albizia anthelmintica in treating different ailments is attracting significant attention as a primary health care option in Namibia. This study aims to document their ethnobotanical uses, phytochemical composition, antioxidant, and antibacterial activity against multidrug-resistant Streptococcus pneumonia, Klebsiella pneumonia, and Staphylococcus aureus. The ethnobotanical uses of G. tenax...

Author(s): Albertina M. N. Shatri and Davis R. Mumbengegwi  

March 2021

Epidemiological status of coronavirus diseases and the remedy potentials of medicinal plants in Africa

This work aims to explore the epidemiological status of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and assemblage of various plant species that have prophylactic or therapeutic potentials on the disease. Epidemiological data were obtained from various health authorities worldwide and articles (totaling 103) published in standard journals from 2002-2020 on medicinal plants used in treating the disease and similar diseases....

Author(s): Lateef Ariyo Adeniran, Emmanuel Segun Oguntade, Toba Samuel Anjorin and Olatunde Peter Ajagbonna  

March 2021

Bee propolis: Production optimization and applications in Nigeria

Propolis is a resinous substance produced by bees with a wide range of medicinal uses. It is collected by bees from buds, leaves and bark exudates of several plants in both tropical and temperate regions. Propolis is sometimes referred to as “bee glue” as it is produced by bees for sealing and protection of their hives. Exploration and research into propolis and its biologically active constituents is...

Author(s): Okhale S. E., Nkwegu C., Ugbabe G. E., Ibrahim J. A., Egharevba H. O., Kunle O. F. and Igoli J. O.