Journal of
Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy

  • Abbreviation: J. Pharmacognosy Phytother.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2502
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPP
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 224

Table of Content: January 2010; 2(1)

January 2010

Analgesic and Anti-inflammatory activity of leaves of Rivea hypocrateriformis

The ethanolic extract of the leaves of Rivea hypocrateriformis obtained by soxhlet extraction method was evaluated for analgesic action by Radiant Heat Tail Flick method and was tested for anti-inflammatory action by carrageenan induced paw edema. The ethanolic extract in doses of 200 and 400 mg/kg of Body weight showed 64.83 and 100% inhibition of paw edema, respectively at the end of three hours compared to that of...

Author(s): M. R. Brahmbhatt, J. M. Patel, V. B. Patel and A. K. Saluja

January 2010

Hypotensive effects of 3, 4-dihydroxybenzyaldehyde isolated from the stem bark of Musanga cecropioides.

Previous works on the stem bark of Musanga cecropioides R. Brown (Moraceae) reported the hypotensive effects of aqueous extract at 10 - 40 mg/kg. This present work was carried out to examine the hypotensive effects of 3, 4-dihydroxybenzaldehyde isolated from the stem bark. Using pentobabitone sodium anaesthetized normotensive rabbits; the effects of the compound on blood pressure were tested at doses of 2.5 - 10 mg/kg....

Author(s): B.A. Ayinde, E.K.I. Omogbai and D.N. Onwukaeme