Journal of
Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy

  • Abbreviation: J. Pharmacognosy Phytother.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2502
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPP
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 225

Table of Content: October 2011; 3(9)

October 2011

Herbal treatments of glomerulonephritis and chronic renal failure: Review and recommendations for research

Remissions of nephrotic syndrome due to membranous nephropathy (MN) induced byAstragalus membranaceus have drawn nephrologists attention to medicinal herbs as alternative treatments of glomerulonephritis. MN stands for a group of chronic glomerulonephritides that are routinely treated with corticosteroids and cytotoxic drugs, although treatment responses are unsatisfactory and the toxic burden significant. The...

Author(s): Rainer Nowack, Felipe Flores-Suarez, Rainer Birck, Wilhelm Schmitt and Urs Benck

October 2011

Possible anti-trypanosomal effect of aqueous leaf extracts of Mangifera indica on plasma proteins of Trypanosoma congolense-infected rats

This study investigates the effects of leaves of Mangifera indica L. (Anacardiaceae),commonly known as mango, in attenuating immunopathogenic infections caused byTrypanosoma spp. The crude extract is used by local folk in Africa as an ethnomedical health management remedy for parasitic diseases, including its use in malaria and trypanosomiasis. In this study, 500 mg/kg concentration of mango leaf extract...

Author(s): Ngozi O. Awa-Imaga