Journal of
Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy

  • Abbreviation: J. Pharmacognosy Phytother.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2502
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPP
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 211

Table of Content: January 2011; 3(1)

January 2011

In vitro antioxidant activities of total flavonoids extracts from leaves and stems of Adenia lobata (Jacq.) Engl. (Passifloraceae)

Oxidant stress is implied in numerous illnesses as a triggering factor or partner to their complications. The present work aimed to determine the antioxidant activity of total flavonoids extracts from A. lobata and to identify the molecules that are supposed to be responsible for this activity. The crude extracts, obtained by maceration in 70% (v/v) aqueous methanol, have...

Author(s): Konan Koffi Marcel, Mamyrbékova-Békro Janat Akhanovna, Békro Yves-Alain, Djié Bi Marc Gabin and Zomi Bi Tra Jérôme

  • Article Number: E0C3F774959

January 2011

Antidiarrhoeal activity of aqueous leaf extract of Momordica charantia in rats

Momordica charantia Linn (Cucurbitaceae) is a medicinal herb, whose common name bitter melon, has been reported to possess antidiabetic property. However, its antidiarrhoeal potential is still unknown. The antidiarrhoeal activity of aqueous leaf extract of M. charantia (MC) was evaluated on castor oil-induced diarrhoea, gastrointestinal transit, intestinal fluid accumulation and gastric emptying in rats....

Author(s): Bakare R. I., Magbagbeola O. A., Akinwande A. I., Okunowo O. W. and Green M.

  • Article Number: CF099E34956