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: July 2012; 4(4)

July 2012

Haematological and histopathological effects of oil from castor seeds (Ricinus communis Linn.) on albino-rats

The effects of soxhlet extraction of oil from castor seeds (Ricinus communis Linn) using n-hexane as solvent on hematological and histopathological properties of albino rats was investigated using standard method. The haematological analysis of the animals’ blood showed that the extract caused a reduction in the packed cell volume (PCV) from 49.3 to 46.7%. Histopathological analysis of the organs of the...

Author(s): A. O. Momoh, M. K. Oladunmoye and T. T. Adebolu

July 2012

Antifungal, antibacterial and antioxidant properties of Adansonia digitata and Vitex doniana from BĂ©nin pharmacopeia

The dichloromethane, methanol and hydroethanolic extracts from leaves of Vitex donianaand stem bark of Adansonia digitata have been investigated for their antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant activities and toxicity. The antifungal activity has been investigated against six species of Aspergillus by measuring the mycelial and sporulation inhibitions. The antimicrobial...

Author(s): Latifou LAGNIKA, Madjid AMOUSSA, Yann ADJOVI and Ambaliou SANNI

July 2012

Anti-secretagogue and antiulcer effects of 'Cinnamon' Cinnamomum zeylanicum in rats

The present study was carried out to evaluate the gastric antisecretory and antiulcer activities of 'Cinnamon' Cinnamomum zeylanicum in rats. The aqueous suspension of cinnamon (250 and 500 mg/kg) has been screened using pylorus ligation (Shay) rat model, necrotizing agents and indomethacin-induced ulceration in rats. Histopathological assessment was done on gastric tissue of rats. Gastric wall mucus...

Author(s): Saleh Alqasoumi