Analysis by GC (Ir), GC/MS and mosquito repellent effect of essential oils against Anopheles gambiae: Case of stem bark of Sterculia tragacantha Lindl (Sterculiaceae) from C ô te d'Ivoire
The objectives of this study were to determine the chemical composition and to evaluate the mosquito repellent property of essential oils extracted from the bark of the stem of Sterculia tragacantha Lindl on Anopheles gambiae, vector of malaria. The essential oil of the stem bark of S. tragacantha Lindl is extracted by hydrodistillation and their chemical compositions were identified by GC (... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - July 29, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Pachyrhizus spp. seed extracts control the Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc. mycelial growth
The present paper aimed to characterize the bioactivity being exerted on Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc. in vitro by seed aqueous extracts from 64 yam bean (Pachyrhizus spp.) genotypes as well as their maceration times (0, 48 and 72 h). Three experiments were carried out following a completely randomized design with 64 treatments (potato-dextrose-agar PDA+extracts) with two controls (PDA with no ex... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - July 16, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of Boswellia serrata, Zingiber officinale and Ginkgo biloba extracts in combination on memory impairment in mice
This study aims to compare the individual effects of each ext... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - July 16, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Metabolic profile of wistar rats after consumption of flour prepared with grains and fruits
The occurrence of chronic and degenerative diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and cancer is increasing sharply. In the last years, there has been an increase in interest in the consumption of foods with functional properties that are related to weight loss and disease prevention. For these reasons, this study aimed to evaluate the effects of flour prepared wit... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - July 9, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluation of leaf extracts of Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd. and Leucosidea sericea Eckl. & Zeyh. for genotoxicity and the modulation of EMS-induced genotoxicity
This study evaluated three concentrations (0.1, 0.2 or 0.4 mg/ml) of methanolic leaf extracts of Artemisia afra and Leucosidea sericea and their individual mixtures with Ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS) ... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - June 15, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Indigenous knowledge of plant uses by the community of Batiaghata, Khulna, Bangladesh
Southwestern region of Bangladesh is very rich in floral diversity, and their diversified uses. An extensive survey was conducted to investigate ethnobotanical applications of botanical species by the community of Khulna, Bangladesh. We focused on plants and community relationships, identify the most important species used, determine the relative importance of the species surveyed and calcul... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - June 11, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

In-vivo anti-inflammatory activity of different parts of Adansonia Digitata
The aim of the study is to investigate the anti-inflammatory property of the different parts of Adansonia digitata (Malvaceae) extracts. A. digitata is an important medicinal plant to West Africa including Ghana. The plant is used effectively in folk medicine to treat inflammatory diseases such as joint disorders, asthma, toothache and painful swelling. Carrageenan-induced pedal oedema in 7-... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - June 7, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Phytochemical properties and antimicrobial activity of Buchholzia coriacea and Psychotria microphylla leaf extracts on bacterial pathogens isolated from aquatic environments in Nigeria
The use of medicinal plants as alternative therapy for the treatment of microbial infections is significant in the maintenance of good health, especially in developing countries. The aim of this study was to determine the phytochemical composition and antimicrobial activity of Buchholzia coriacea and Psychotria microphylla leaf extracts on bacteria isolated from aquatic environments in Niger... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - June 1, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Anti-bacterial activity of secondary metabolites from Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium
This study evaluated antibacterial activity of Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium (pyrethrum) flower dichloromethane crude extract, fractions and isolated compounds; pyrethrin II, jasmolin I and cinerolone against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Shigella sonnei. The isolated compounds were obtained by carrying out column chrom... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - June 1, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Polyphenols quantification and antioxidant activity of methanolic and aqueous extracts from eight medicinal plants used to manage avian diseases in Burkina Faso
The present study aimed to quantify the polyphenols and evaluate the antioxidant activity of methanolic and aqueous extracts from eight medicinal plants used by the poultry farmers to manage avian diseases in Burkina Faso. Total phenolics and total flavonoids were quantified using Folin-Ciocalteu and AlCl3 reagents, respectively. The antioxidant activity was evaluated using three methods: 1,... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - May 26, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Bioactive profile of mandacaru fruits and cytotoxicity against the L929 cell line
Mandacaru (Cereus jamacaru DC. Subsp. Jamacaru) is native to the Brazilian Caatinga and is part of the Cactaceae family. Mandacaru fruits are attractive in taste and flavour, although they are not widely commercialised. However, there is limited scientific literature on the composition of this fruit. Therefore, the present work was aimed at analysing the physicochemical composition, as well ... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - May 26, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Berberis vulgaris aqueous extract prevention of carbon tetrachloride induced hepatotoxicity and lipopolysaccharides/paracetamol induced hepatitis in rats
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Berberis vulgaris water extract (BWE) against CCl4-induced hepatotoxicity and LPS/PCM induced- hepatic inflammation in the experimental animal models. CCl4 (100 ug/kg, oral) administration for 28 days as well as the co-administration of LPS (250 ug/kg bw) and PCM (2 g/kg bw) for 28 days resulted in massive elevation in serum and hepatic pro... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - May 24, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

New naphthalene derivative isolated from Diaporthe sp. host to Syzygium cordatum Hochst.ex Krauss plant
Fungal endophytes are regarded as inexhaustible sources of pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals with profound antibacterial, anticancer or antifungal activities. Diaporthe sp., an endophytic fungus residing in medicinal plant S. cordatum, showed a good antagonism against bacterial pathogens of beans; Pseudomonas syringae pv phaseolicola (Psp) and Xanthomonas axonopodis pv phaseoli (Xap), with z... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - May 21, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

In vivo study of antiplasmodium and histological activity of Garcinia kola and Aloe vera extracts against falciparum malaria
This study focuses on testing the efficacy of herbal remedy used in many homes within the South-Eastern part of Nigeria to treat malaria and also the histopathological effect of the remedy on albino rats. Twenty rats were procured and distributed with five rats to one group. Group 1 received Garcinia kola and Aloe vera extracts, Group 2 received only G. kola extract, Group 3 is negative cont... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - May 21, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antibacterial effects of the organic crude extracts of freshwater algae of Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
In the recent past, the importance of freshwater algae has grown enormously due to their antibiotic activity against certain species of bacteria known for several disease states like endocarditis, external otitis, skin rash, etc. Also, there is a growing concern among the immunocompromised individuals that they may be susceptible to antibiotics and anti-fungal resistant infections resulting ... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - April 29, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antiurolithiatic activity of selected plants extracts against calcium oxalate crystals
The present study was designed to evaluate the antiurolithiatic activity of selected plants extracts (Achyranthes aspera, Lawsonia inermis, Ficus benghalensis, Raphnus sativus and Macrotyloma uniflorum). The methanol extract of selected plants was analysed for in-vitro antiurolithiatic activity using nucleation, aggregation and growth assay of calcium oxalate (CaOX) monohydrate crystals. The... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - April 16, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Farmers ’ awareness and ethno-veterinary practices regarding porcine cysticercosis in the province of Boulkiemde, Burkina Faso
This study investigated farmers awareness and ethno-veterinary practices regarding this disease in Boulkiemde province, Burkina Faso. A survey was done with 132 randomly selected pig farmers in 10 villages of two municipalities of Boulkiemde province, using a semi-structured questionnaire. The majority of interviewed farme... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - April 16, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antioxidant effect of Hymenaea courbaril L (Jatob á ) sap on the healing of wounds on mice
The use of natural products with curative action is a common cultural practice in the Brazilian Amazon, but little explored scientifically. The effect of Hymenaea courbaril L sap extract and its contribution to wound healing in mice was evaluated. The antioxidant potential of the extract was studied using the radical 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrilhidrazil and 2,2-azino-bis (3-ethyl benzothiazoline-6-... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - April 16, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Seasonal impacts on antifungal activity and chemical composition of extracts from medicinal plants Turraea holstii and Clausena anisata
This study aimed to verify these claims by investigating antifungal activity and chemical profiles of two traditionally used medicinal plant species: Turraea holstii and Clausena anisata harvested in the rainy and dry seasons, with a view of establishing appropriate the seas... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - April 15, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Anti-hyperglycemic effects of Stemonocoleus micranthus (Fabaceae) stem bark on alloxan-induced hyperglycemic rats
This study evaluated the anti-hyperglycemic potential of Stemonocoleus micranthus Harms. (Fabaceae) stem bark. Three models used in this study were: normoglycemic animal model, oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and alloxan-induced hyperglycemic model for acute and prolonged administration. Five (5) groups of rats (n=5) were used for all models; group 1 served as the control (received 2 ml/k... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - April 15, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Chamb à ¡ (Justicia pectoralis) syrup for the treatment of cough and respiratory symptoms: A randomized clinical trial
Cough is a common pediatric complaint, resulting in frequent doctors office or hospital visits. In Brazil, the leaves of chamb (Justicia pectoralis) have been used extensively in herbal preparations for the treatment of many respiratory problems such as cough, bronchitis, and asthma. Thus, this study aimed to assess the effectiveness of chamb syrup for the treatment of cough and respiratory ... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - March 30, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Chemical and organic fertilizer: The effect on apiin production by Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum Danert
Parsley (Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum Danert) is a vegetable species with potential for pharmaceutical use because it contains apiin, a flavonoid that stands out for having biological activities, such as antioxidant. The aim of this study is to evaluate the influence of chemical or organic fertilizers on the nitrogen metabolism and production of flavonoids in parsley at different s... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - March 24, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Chamb á (Justicia pectoralis) syrup for the treatment of cough and respiratory symptoms: A randomized clinical trial
Cough is a common pediatric complaint, resulting in frequent doctors office or hospital visits. In Brazil, the leaves of chamb (Justicia pectoralis) have been used extensively in herbal preparations for the treatment of many respiratory problems such as cough, bronchitis, and asthma. Thus, this study aimed to assess the effectiveness of chamb syrup for the treatment of cough and respiratory ... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - March 24, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Plants for veterinary use in the Monta à ± a Palentina region (Palencia, Spain)
Profound social changes that have occurred in recent decades in rural society have led to the abandonment of ethno veterinary practices and knowledge, traditionally used to treat and prevent animal diseases. The main objective of this ethno botanical work is to document the traditional veterinary uses of plants in the Montaa Palentina region (Palencia, Spain). The data obtained has been comp... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - February 27, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Toxicological evaluation of Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides (Lam) Zepernick & Timler root bark used as biopesticide and medicine
Toxicological studies were carried out to investigate the effect of consumption of Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides root bark widely used in traditional medical practices and as protectant of stored cereal products in Nigeria, using albino rats. Serum, kidney and liver were tested for oxidation stress and tissue damage markers; aspartate amino transferase (AST), alanine amino transferase (ALT), ur... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - February 24, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Occurrence of calcium oxalate crystals in some wild plants used in traditional medicine in Saudi Arabia
Plants are widely used in traditional medicine, but could be detrimental to patients, due to the presence of some harmful substances such as calcium oxalate (CaOx) C2CaO4 crystals. The presence, morphology and distribution of CaOx crystals were investigated in 60 wild, herbal plant species from the Al Qussim Region, Saudi Arabia. This was done via light microscopy of transverse sections of s... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - February 24, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Aphrodisiac activity of ethanol extract and fractions of Fadogia cienkowskii Shweinf. Rubiaceae roots in albino rats
This study determined the effect of 70% ethanol extract of F. cienkowskii roots and its fractions (ethyl acetate, n-butanol, and residual ethanol) on mating behaviour (mounting, intromission and ejaculation) and... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - February 24, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Plants for veterinary use in the Monta ñ a Palentina region (Palencia, Spain)
Profound social changes that have occurred in recent decades in rural society have led to the abandonment of ethno veterinary practices and knowledge, traditionally used to treat and prevent animal diseases. The main objective of this ethno botanical work is to document the traditional veterinary uses of plants in the Montaa Palentina region (Palencia, Spain). The data obtained has been comp... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - February 15, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Qualitative and quantitative phytochemical profiling of crude fractions of Pechuel-Loeschea leubnitziae leaves
This study was conducted to determine the spectrum and total phytochemic... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - February 11, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Chemical composition and antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli of extracts of a common household plant
Plants have long been a source for a wide variety of compounds with medicinal properties; of significant interest are plant antimicrobial compounds. Given the continual increase in bacterial resistance, it is imperative that new antimicrobial compounds need to be discovered. The purpose of this study was to screen some common household plants for antibacterial activity, specifically against ... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - January 21, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Development and validation of a new method to quantify vitexin-2''-O-rhamnoside on Passiflora L. extracts
The genus Passiflora L. is the most representative of the Passifloraceae family and includes about 500 species. The aim of this work was to analyze three different passion fruit species in relation to vitexin-2-O-rhamnoside content by high-performance liquid chromatography coupled to a diode-array ultaviolet detector. Samples were prepared by water infusion (10% w/v), dried by lyophilization... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - January 21, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The study on antioxidant activity of ulvan-calcium derivative
In this study, ulvan-calcium derivative (U-calcium) was prepared and calcium content was 5.2%. Ulvan-calcium could effectively scavenge on 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), 2,2-azino-bis (3-ethyl-benzothiazolie-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS), hydroxyl, and superoxide radicals. The inhibition rat... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - January 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Ethnobotanical study of selected medicinal plants used for the treatment of respiratory diseases in Southern Brazil
This survey explored the ethnobotanical uses of selected medicinal plants; Adiantum raddianum C. Presl. (Pteridaceae), Lippia alba (Mill.) N. E. Brown (Verbenaceae) and Coronopus didymus (L.) Sm. (Brassicaceae) used for respiratory diseases in Southern Santa Catarina (Brazil). This is timely as the incidence of respiratory disease is increasing in this state. Information was obtained through... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - January 7, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Ethnomedical survey of plants used for the management of HIV and AIDS-related conditions in Mbulu District, Tanzania
The aim of this Study was to document medicinal plants used in the management of HIV and AIDS-related conditions in Mbulu District. An ethnomedical survey was conducted using a semi-structured questionnaire. The main HIV and AIDS-related conditions considered during this study were; cough, frequent fevers, diarrhea, weight loss, oral thrush, genital warts, candidiasis, abscesses, skin rashes... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - January 7, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Myrothamnus flabellifolius attenuates streptozotocin-high energy diet-induced type 2 diabetes in male sprague dawley rats
In this study, we investigated Myrothamnus flabellifolius (MF) ethanol: water (70:30) extract for its possible anti-diabetic potential in streptozotocin-high energy diet (STZ-HED) induced type 2 diabetes melli... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - December 4, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

In vitro antioxidant and cytotoxic activity of the root extract of Aspilia mossambicensis (Oliv) Wild (Asteraceae)
Aspiliamossambicensis(Oliv) Wild is used by Traditional Health Practitioners in northeastern Tanzania, for treatment of cancers. In order to evaluate these claims root powder of the plant was extracted with dichloromethane: methanol (1:1), followed by vacuum liquid chromatography fractionation to obtain dichloromethane, ethyl acetate and methanol fractions which were screened for brine shrim... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - November 24, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluating the antibacterial, antioxidant and wound healing properties of the stem bark extract of Khaya grandifoliola (Welw) CDC (Meliaceae) (African mahogany)
The study was conducted to evaluate the antibacterial, antioxidant, and wound healing properties of the stem bark of Khaya grandifoliola (Welw) CDC (Meliaceae). A preliminary phytochemical screening conducted showed the presence of tannins, alkaloids, saponins, reducing sugars, flavonoids, terpenoids, and phenols in the stem bark (KG) as well as its ethanol extract (KGE). The antibacterial a... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - November 12, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Lavandula angustifolia aqueous extract ameliorates anxiety and depressive-like behaviors in chronic mild stress-treated male rats
The study aims to show the possible anxiolytic and antidepressant-like properties of an oral lavenders flower aqueous extract (LAE) in chronic mild stress (CMS) model of rats. Test and control rats received LAE (200 or 400 mg/ kg) and distilled water respectively. Tests of Sucrose preference (SP), elevated plus maze (EPM), and open field (OFT) were used to evaluate rats behavioral changes. T... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - October 20, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Inhibitory effects of Anadenanthera colubrina (Vell.) Brenan stem bark extract on α -glucosidase activity and oxidative stress
In this study, we investigated the promising potential of Anadenanthera colubrina bark extract (BEAc) as a product to combat diabetes mellitus (DM). We evaluated the inhibitory effects of BEAc on -glucosidase and the oxidation of biomolecules, as well as its main phytoconstituents. In terms of free radical scavenging, BEAc exhibited a dose-effect relationship. BEAc was more efficient than ru... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - October 20, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Phytochemical screening and antimicrobial activity of methanol extract of Garcinia Kola Heckle fruit mesocarp
The phytochemical screening and antimicrobial activities of the methanol extract of Garcinia kola fruit mesocarp were investigated against four bacteria and two fungi in the study. The extract was investigated for the presence of phytochemicals using standard phytochemical screening methods. The results revealed the presence of flavonoids, tannins, alkaloids, terpenoids, cardiac glycosides, ... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - October 20, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Optimization by mixture design of the antimicrobial activities of five selected essential oils
The individual antimicrobial activities of essential oils have been reported by many authors. However, there is little information about the effects of their mixtures in order to maximize their effect and reduce the growing resistance of pathogens to existing medicines. So, the aim of this work is to optimize the antibacterial and antifungal activities of essential oils from Plectranthus gla... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - September 21, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antibacterial activities of ethyl acetate and methanol leaf extracts of Psidium guajava and Carica papaya on bacterial pathogens isolated from manual toothbrushes
This study investigated the antibacterial activities of ethyl acetate and methanol leaf-extracts of Psidium guajava (guava) and Carica papaya (paw-paw) on bacteria pathogens isolated from toothbrushes. A total of 100 manual used toothbru... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - September 21, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluation of antioxidant and protective effect against genotoxic damage of two extracts of chaya leaves (Cnidoscolus aconitifolius)
Stress, excessive consumption of processed foods, pollutants and many other factors of todays life have caused oxidative stress in our body and damage to genetic material in our cells, leading to diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer, metabolic syndrome, among others. Medicine has returned to take up traditional remedies mainly in plants. Chaya (Cnidoscolus aconitifolius) has been ... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - September 18, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Future molecular medicine from white frangipani (Plumeria alba L.): A review
White frangipani (Plumeria alba L.) is tropical and subtropical plants, have been familiar used in many traditional medication as well as aromatherapy, especially for the flower part. Scientific study, but was not so many, reporting some pharmacological and toxicological effects of this plant which lead to more depth study at molecular level. This review describes the pharmacological and tox... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - September 15, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Larvicide and repellent activity of Hypenia irregularis (Benth.) Harley in the alternative control of mosquito Aedes aegypti
Dengue is an emerging epidemic disease and among those transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, it is the one with the highest number of cases and cases with death. With the wide dissemination of the beneficial effects of medicinal plants and the use in agriculture as a pesticide, studies on the prospection of plants with toxic activity have been increasing, highlighting extracts and essen... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - September 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Eerdun Wurile protects neuron and promotes neurite outgrowth through regulation of apoptotic gene expression in PC-12 cells
Eerdun Wurile (EW) is one of the most widely used traditional Mongolian medicines for stroke recovery. Previous studies revealed that EW regulates brain gene expression in a rat model of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). However, the fraction of active components and the specific genes regulated by such fractions have not been elucidated clearly. The study shows that the extracts of E... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - September 10, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Hypoglycaemic effects of Salvia officinalis extracts on alloxan-induced diabetic Swiss albino mice
Diabetes mellitus is the fourth killer disease globally. The available management strategies are quite expensive and sometimes unsafe. This necessitates the need for bio-active drugs from medicinal plants. Although Salvia officinalis (sage) is used in herbal medicine, the scientific validation for anti-diabetic effects of various extracts has been elusive. The present study aimed to determin... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - September 9, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Anticonvulsant activities of friedelan-3-one and n-dotriacontane both isolated from Harungana madagascariensis Lam (Hypericaceae) seeds extracts
Chemical investigation of the crude methanol/methylene chloride (1:1) extract of the seeds of Harungana madagascariensis resulted in the isolation of two known compounds namely n-dotriacontane and friedelan-3-one. The structures of the isolated compounds were determined on the basis of 1D NMR spectroscopy and comparison with literature data. The crude extract and the two compounds were evalu... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - September 9, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Ethnobotanical study of plants used against onchocerciasis in the far north region of Cameroon
Despite the multitude of studies which have shown the use of medicinal plants in the management of parasitic diseases, little data was available on the plants used against onchocerciasis. Ethnobotanical surveys were carried out among traditional healers in the Far North region of Cameroon. Studies were conducted from July 2017 to May 2018 through direct interviews using a semi-structured que... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - August 20, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Chemo preventive effect of methanol extract of Anacardium occidentale nut shell on ultra-violet radiation induced skin damage
Anacardium occidentale nut shell liquid has been used for decades especially by natives of South America, Asia and Africa in the treatment of topical skin diseases, abrasion and cancerous ulcers amongst others. Chronic exposure to sunlight can lead to skin damages including erythema, edema, hyperplasia, formation of sunburn cells, photo-aging, suppression of the immune system and skin cancer... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - August 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research