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 2017; 9(1)

January 2017

Chemical composition and anticancer activity of Achillea fragrantissima (Forssk.) Sch. Bip. (Asteraceae) essential oil from Egypt

The aerial parts of Achillea fragrantissima (Forssk.) Sch. Bip., wildly grown in Egypt, yielded 0.8 and 1.5% (v/w) of essential oils prepared by hydrodistillation (HD), or by conventional volatile solvent extraction method (preparation of the “absolute”, SE), respectively.  The volatile components of this essential oil were determined by GC–MS analyses. Twenty eight compounds were identified in...

Author(s): Mouchira Aly Choucry

January 2017

Antibacterial and antifungal activities of leaf extracts of Phyllanthus amaru Schum and Thonn.

The leaf extracts of Phyllanthus amarus Schum and Thonn. a common Western Nigerian weed, was investigated for phytochemical constituents and antimicrobial activities. Hexane extracts demonstrated the highest extraction of 59% followed by Acetone (57%) and water (48%). Saponins, tannins, alkaloid flavonoids, balsam, anthraquinones and phenols were extracted in an acidic medium. Twelve microorganisms (8 bacterial species...

Author(s): Senjobi, C.T., Ettu, A. O. and Otujo, C.O.

January 2017

Brown seaweeds administration generate psychotherapeutic response associated with brain norepinephrine modulation in rats

Research in the area of herbal psychopharmacology has increased considerably over the past few decades in search of panacea for neuroprotection. Seaweeds are one of the herbal sources consumed in many Asian countries as medicine due to their remarkable bioprospecting properties and evident health benefits. Keeping in view the bioactive potential of seaweeds, the present study was designed to evaluate the...

Author(s): Adnan Khan, Nizam Uddin, Saima Khaliq, Shazia Nawaz, Munawwer Rasheed, Ahsana Dar, Muhammad Hanif and Pirzada Jamal Ahmed Siddiqui