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: October 2017; 9(10)

October 2017

Ethnobotanical survey of plants used in the management of mental illnesses in some selected local government areas of Plateau State, Nigeria

Mental illness refers to all diagnosable mental disorders which are characterised by abnormalities in thinking, feelings or behaviours. Ethnobotanical study surveyed the different types of medicinal plants used for the treatment of mental illness in Bassa, Pankshin, and Kanke Local Government Areas of Plateau State, Nigeria. Information was obtained from traditional medicine practitioners, herbalist and herb sellers,...

Author(s): Ior L. D., Otimenyin S. O., Okwori V. A., Umar D. M. and Azila J. J.

October 2017

Pharmacognostic evaluation of the leaves and roots of Cassia sieberiana DC.

Cassia sieberiana DC. (Leguminosae - Caesalpinioideae), commonly known as drumstick and ‘aridantooro’ in Yoruba, is a perennial tree native to Africa. It is used in ethno-medicine to manage arthritis and rheumatism. Pharmacological activities such as myorelaxant, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial have been reported in literature. Pharmacognostic investigation including microscopy,...

Author(s): Fatokun Omolola T., Esievo Kevwe B., Ibrahim Jemilat A. and Kunle Oluyemisi F.