In vitro antibacterial activity of Psidium guajava (Guava) leaves extract on carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae causing multi-drug resistant systemic infections
Systemic bacterial infections affect almost all part of the human body systems leading to infections such as urinary tract infections, septicemia, meningitis, pneumonia, peritonitis and gastritis. Carbapenems have been used as drug of choice in the treatment of systemic infections. Studies have indicated that Enterobacteriaceae are producing enzymes such as carbapenemases, which inactivate c... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - July 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants commonly used in snakebites in North Western Nigeria
The incidence of snake bite in rural West Africa is reportedly high with an 1117% mortality rate. Nigeria has one third of the cases for snake bite cases in this region.Thus, most tribes in North-western part of Nigeria depend on medicinal plants for snakebites. However, it appears that a gap exists on documentation of these plants especially tropical flora used in the management of snake bi... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - July 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antibacterial, total phenols, antioxidant, and fatty acids of the lyophilized body fat of Podocnemis expansa (Schweigger, 1812) from farm in Acre State, Brazil
Podocnemis expansa (Podocnemididae) is a chelonian of suborder Pleurodira and is popularly known as Amazon turtle. The animals body fat was removed from the farm in Xapuri city in Acre State, Brazil. The fat was lyophilized and the oil was extracted by the Soxhlet method using hexane, as a solvent. The fatty acids majority, identified and quantified by gas chromatography-flame ionization det... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - July 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Screening open source traditional Chinese medicine extracts for growth-inhibiting properties towards Acinetobacter baumannii
Infections caused by Acinetobacter baumannii and other pathogenic bacteria are a worldwide concern due to their increasingly prevalent multidrug resistance. World leaders and health organizations across the globe have voiced their concerns over antibiotic resistance and the critical need for the development of novel antibiotics. Although the number of new antibiotic drugs entering the market... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - July 24, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Larvicidal activity of Juniperus procera extract against anopheles mosquito in in vitro, North Western Ethiopia
Mosquitoes are the major health threat as they transmit plasmodium parasites that cause malaria. Since mosquitoes developed resistances towards insecticides, investigators are searching for alternative control measures. Bioactive plant chemicals have been identified to serve as a defense mechanism against insects larvae. Therefore, the aim of the study was to evaluate larvicidal activities o... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - July 24, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Protective effect of piperine from Piper chaba fruits on LPS-induced inflammation in human intestinal cell line
Piper chaba is a flowering vine in the family of piperaceae. It is a spicy plant widely used as food and herbal medicine in the South and Southeast Asian countries. The study evaluated anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory activities of a major alkaloid extract, piperine, from P. chaba fruits on human colonic epithelial cells. The effects of piperine extract on cell viability, pro-inflammat... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - July 24, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Comparison of antioxidant role of methanol, acetone and water extracts of Andrographis paniculata Nees
In this study, Andrographis paniculata (Family: Acanthaceae) was investigated for antioxidant activity. 1, 1-Diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazyl (DPPH), reducing power assay, total antioxidant cap... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - July 21, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Consensus level in the traditional management of diabetes and chemical potentiality of plants from north Sudanese, Burkina Faso
Diabetes, has become a public health problem whose prevalence is increasing in subsahelian Africa. The present study aimed to determine the consensus level of plant use and their antidiabetic potentiality. Thus, a semi-structured interview carried out from May 2014 to April 2018 with 120 traditional healers allowed retaining nine species after selection according to the frequency of citation... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - July 21, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antimalarial potential and phytochemical composition of fractions of Lippia kituiensis Vatke (Verbenaceae) growing in Northern Tanzania
This study reports the antimalarial potent... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - July 16, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Bioprospective potential in the traditional use of herbal medicines in an institution in Central Brazil
Medicinal plants are important natural goods for many different peoples, especially because of their use as herbal medicines resulting from the traditional knowledge emerged from the direct contact with nature. The great experience of regional, traditional communities on the management and use of plant resources available in their regions led different populations to create and use several m... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - July 2, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Medicinal plants used in ethnoveterinary practices in the Federal Capital Territory, North-Central Nigeria
A survey of medicinal plants used in ethnoveterinary practices (EVP) was conducted in Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria to document the indigenous use of this plant in the management of animal diseases. Data were collected from fifty informants which included seven traditional medical practitioners and 43 pastoralists using a structured questionnaire. A total of 31 plant species from 25 fam... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - July 2, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Determination of total phenolic compounds, antioxidant activity and nutrients in Brazil nuts (Bertholletia excelsa H. B. K.)
Bertholletia excelsa is native to the Amazon, and it grows in the forests that border the great rivers of the Amazon. This tree brings interest in the commercialization of its fruit, which is called the urchin and almond. Bertholletia excelsa has antioxidant properties, and it is rich in phenolic compounds. In this research, the antioxidant capacity of the Brazilian nut from the city of So J... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - July 2, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of Aloe resin on cell migration between Scratch and Boyden chamber assays
The objective of this study was to compare the Scratch assay with the Boyden chamber assay for evaluating cell migration with Aloe resin as the chemoattractant agent. Human gingival fibroblasts cells (2.5105 cells/ml) were exposed to 0.02% (w/v) of Aloe resin in 6-well culture plates for the Scratch assay or in 24-... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - July 2, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Phytochemical screening and antibacterial activity of dried pods of Prosopis Africana
Evolving resistant microbial strains have posed a great challenge on antibacterial chemotherapy in recent times. Search for novel antimicrobial agents has therefore remained a highly prospective area of research, especially those of plant origin. To this end, Prosopis africana pod used in West Africa in traditional medicine was evaluated for phytochemical constituents using standard procedur... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - July 2, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Chemical composition and larvicidal activity of Citrus limonia Osbeck bark essential oil
In this study, the main constituent, the predominant class of essential oil extracted from the husks of Citrus limonia Osbeck was identified and evaluated to know if it has biological act... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - June 23, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Ethno-medicinal study of plants in Boricha district: Use, preparation and application by traditional healers, Southern Ethiopia
Plants have been used as a source of traditional medicine in Ethiopia. However, this valuable ethnobotanical knowledge is not formally documented and thus the objective of this study was to investigate ethno-medicinal plants, their preparation and application in treating ailments in humans and livestock in the boricha district of Sidama Zone, Ethiopia. Forty two traditional healers (37 male ... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - June 23, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of aqueous leaf extracts of Tithonia diversifolia and Moringa oleifera on haematological, biochemical and histopathological parameters in albino rats
This study therefore evaluated the effects of single and combined aqueous leaf extracts of both plants on hematologi... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - June 17, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Chemical composition and antioxidant activity in the essential oil of Cinnamomum zeylanicum Nees with medicinal interest
Cinnamon is an evergreen tree belonging to the genus Cinnamomun; it is commonly founded in various tropical countries, consisting of more than 250 species of trees and shrubs in the Lauraceae family. This plant has had great medicinal importance in traditional medicine since ancient times. In this research, the chemical composition of the essential oil of Cinnamomum zeylanicum Nees was evalu... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - June 5, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Separation and identification of phenolics and flavonoids from wild Pistacia palaestina extract and its antioxidant activity
An in-vitro evaluation of the antioxidant activities of wild Palestinian Pistacia palaestina extracts was done. In parallel, the total phenolic content (TPC) and the total flavonoids content (TFC) were measured. The antioxidant activities were determined spectrophotometrically by DPPH, FRAP, CUPRAC and the ABTS methods. The phenolic and flavonoid contents were separated and identified using ... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - June 5, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of ethanol leaf extract of Gnetum africanum on testosterone and oestradiol induced benign prostatic hyperplasia
The effect of ethanol leaf extract of Gnetum africanum was studied in albino rats induced with benign prostatic hyperplasia. The animals (36) were randomly grouped into six with six rats in each group. Testosterone and oestradiol every other day for 28 days was used to induce hyperplasia. The test groups (2 - 4) were treated with 200, 400 and 800 mg/kg body weight of extract for another 28 d... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - June 2, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Ultrasonic assisted extraction of bioactive compounds from different parts of Hancornia Speciosa Gomes
The proper use of plants and their extracts, whether for medicine or as a food additive, requires the use of extraction and characterization methods that allow the identification and quantification of the active principles in each extract, associating them with the effect produced. With this objective, the present work was developed to study the ultrasonic extracts of mangabeira (Hancornia s... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - June 2, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Chemical composition and biological potentials of Lebanese Cupressus sempervirens L. leaves ’ extracts
The essential oils and defatted ethanolic extracts isolated from Cupressus sempervirens L. leaves collected from two geographically distinct regions in Lebanon; Beit El-Dein (mountain) and Jbeil (sea-side) were analysed for their chemical composition by GC/MS and qualitative phytochemical screening, respectively. These were then tested for their in-vitro antioxidant and antibacterial activit... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - May 20, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Biological properties and therapeutic applications of cannabidiol
Cannabis sp. has important pharmacological activities, so it has been the focus of attention of the scientific community. Through the search for new drugs, it was found that cannabinoids present in the plant can modulate transient potential receptors (TPR). Cannabidiol (CBD), also known as medical marijuana, represents the second most abundant phytocannabinoid of the Cannabis plant and it is... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - May 7, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Hydroethanolic stem bark extract of Vernonia amygdalina Del. (Asteraceae) suppresses yeast-induced pyrexia and Plasmodium berghei malaria in murine models
In this study we evaluated the antipyretic and antimalarial properties as well as in vitro antioxidant activities of an ethanolic stem bark extract of V. amygdalina (VAE). The antipyretic effect of VAE was assessed using Bakers yeas... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - May 7, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

DPPH radical scavenging activity of extracts from Urtica urens (Urticaceae)
In this study, hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate and methanolic extracts from leaves, stem-bark and root of Urtica urens were evaluated for their antioxidant activity by 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging assay. The hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate and methanolic extracts from leaves of U. urens showed scavenging activity ranging from 7.062.52 to 26.011.84, 10.861.81 to... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - May 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antibacterial, cytotoxic, and schistosomicidal activities of the methanolic extract from Cassia grandis L.f. (Fabaceae) stem bark and its fractions
This study aimed to evaluate the antioxidant, cytotoxic, antimicrobial, and schistosomicidal activities of the methanolic extract from C. grandis stem bark (CgME) and to elucida... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - May 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The effects of aqueous extract of Bowdichia virgilioides Kunth in the immune functions of thymocytes and B-lymphocytes
Bowdichia virgilioides Kunth (Fabaceae) is a tree species used in folk medicine against inflammatory disorders, and it is still unclear whether consumption of the B. virgilioides stem bark extract has any effect on immune cells. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the effects of B. virgilioides stem bark extract (AEBv) on the functions of the thymus and B lymphocytes. The AEBv was obtained by... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - May 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Control of papaya fruits anthracnose by essential oils of medicinal plants associated to different coatings
Chemical pesticides have been commonly used for the control of various plant diseases. Although pathogens can be controlled with the application of these products, there are hazardous impacts in human health and environment. In parallel, essential oils have been shown to be effective in plant diseases management and can be safely incorporated as suitable alternatives for synthetic fungicides... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - May 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

In vitro cytotoxic and anti-herpesvirus properties of jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam., Moraceae) leaf extracts
The jackfruit tree (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.) is considered one of the most versatile trees and is used from wood production to traditional medicine. In traditional medicine, leaves are used to treat asthma, wounds and abscesses, and prevent ringworm infection. Several biological activities have been documented for jackfruit extracts confirming its popular use; however, its in vitro cyt... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - April 24, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Healing and topical anti-inflammatory activities of the total aqueous bark extract of Combretum glutinosum Perr. (Combretaceae)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the healing effect and topical antiinflammatory activity of the aqueous bark extract of C. glutinosum in second degree burn and croton oil induced ear edema in mice. Phytochemically, the aqueous ... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - April 24, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Chemical composition and bioactivity of essential oil from Morinda citrifolia L. fruit
Morinda citrifolia has aroused the interest of several research institutions due to its pharmacological properties. The compounds biosynthesized can be explored as an alternative for control measures of plant pathogens causing leaf lesions in maize. The study aim at evaluating the potential effects of essential oil obtained from ripe fruits of M. citrifolia on Bipolaris maydis and Exserohilu... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - April 22, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Elemental contents of some medicinal plants using energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence (EDXRF)
The presence of some elements in ten plants with anti-microbial potency was analysed using x-ray fluorescence technique. The results showed there were nineteen elements in these plants. They all contain Pb, a toxic heavy metal, except one that contains As. K, S, Ca, Fe, Zn, Cu, Co, Ni, Mn and Se elements were identified and their anti-microbial properties were discussed. Key words: Energ... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - April 22, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Anti-nociceptive effects of the hydroethanolic extract of Alysicarpus ovalifolius in rodents
This study therefore aimed at investigating the anti-nociceptive effects of the hydroethanolic extract of A. ovalifolius (HEAo) in mice and rats. The activities of the extract on acetic acid induced abdominal ... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - April 22, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Medicinal plants used in gynecological procedures in Uganda
Distress and pains among other gynecological challenges mothers go through during childbirth result in mortality. This has compelled people particularly in developing countries to use traditional medicine to induce birth due to lack of more effective alternatives. In Uganda, from time immemorial most child birth and pregnancy related problems have been solved using medicinal plants as a prim... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - April 15, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Phyllanthin and hypophyllanthin determination by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry of six stonebreaker species from different regions of Brazil
Stonebreaker is a medicinal plant traditionally used for the treatment of urolithiasis among other illnesses. However, several species of the genus Phyllanthus L. are called quebra-pedra (stonebreaker) by the general population in Brazil, due to taxonomic similarities, although the use of a species with a low content of active compounds may lead to a less effective treatment. P. niruri and P... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - April 15, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Extracts and gel formulations of Spondias mombin L. stem and its main compound ellagic acid reduce cutaneous inflammation in experimental models
In this study, the topical anti-inflammatory activity of S. mombin stem and ellagic acid was investigated. From the dried stem, powdered bark and wood were separately subjected to ethanol extraction by static maceration to obtain the EESB (bark) and EESW (... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - April 9, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Analgesic, anxiolytic and sedative-like activities of leaves of Alpinia calcarata Roscoe in mice
The objectives of the study were to evaluate the analgesic, anxiolytic and sedative-like activities of methanol extract of leaves of Alpinia calcarata Roscoe in mice model. Analgesic activity was investigated using the acetic acid-induced writhing test and formalin-induced paw licking test. In vivo neuropharmacological effects, including anxiolytic and sedative effects were examined by open ... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - April 9, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Use of the medicinal plant Bauhinia forficata Link. by carriers of type 2 diabetes mellitus: A study in the Brazilian amazon
This study utilized a quantitative approach and obtained results from 33 questionnaires and ten (10) semi structured interviews of people with diabetes. The results obtained were as follows: Participants used hypoglycemic plant species (cows paw, carqueja and eucalyptus) in the form of an infusion, mostly once a day; a large percentage of participants believed that some plant species have th... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - April 9, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antimycobacterial activities, cytotoxicity and phytochemical screening of extracts for three medicinal plants growing in Kenya
Tuberculosis (TB), an airborne disease, is among the ten leading deadly diseases worldwide. Despite the efforts of WHO and its partners to eradicate it, it is still a public health issue especially with the rise of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and extensively drug- resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB). Commiphora species (Burseraceae family) are known in the Kenyan traditional medic... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - April 9, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluation of the biological activities of leaf and bark extracts of Ficus platiphylla Delile, a medicinal plant used in Mali
Leaves and barks of Ficus platiphylla are used in traditional medicine in western Africa for treating bacterial infections. The aim of this work was to screen the biological activities of extracts of the plant. Three common bacterial strains were used in this study. The antiradical and antibacterial activities were assessed respectively by spectrophotometric and agar diffusion methods. The b... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - March 27, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluation of the toxic effects of the bottled medicine (garrafada) containing the Echinacea purpurea, Annona muricata, Tabebuia avellanedae, Pterodon emarginatus and Uncaria tomentosa in rats
This study evaluated if the oral administration of a bottled medicine containing Echinacea, Graviola, Purple Ipe, Sucupira and Cats claw could cause changes in biochemical, coagulation, hematological and histopathological parameters in rats. This study arised after a report to Ceatox of a patient who used a bottled medicine and developed hematological, renal and histopathological changes. Th... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - March 25, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of ethanol extracts from Orthostichella rigida (Mull. Hal.) B.H Allen & Magill (Bryophyta) on pathogenic microorganisms
1Universidade Estadual do Rio Grande do Sul (Uergs), Mestrado Profissional em Ambiente e Sustentabilidade, So Francisco de Paula, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. 2Universidade Estadual do Rio Grande do Sul (Uergs), Unidade Litoral Norte - Osrio, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. 3Universidade do Vale do Taquari (Univates), Lajeado, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. 4Universidade Federal do Rio ... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - March 16, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antimicrobial activity and acetilcolinesterase inhibition of oils and Amazon fruit extracts
The present work consists of the evaluation of antimicrobial activity and inhibition of the enzyme acetylcholinesterase (AChE) of fixed oils and hexane extracts of nine fruits with the following native names: abiu (Pouteria caimito), acerola (Malpighia emarginata), ara (Psidium cattleianum), bacupar (Rheedia gardneriana), birib (Rollinia mucosa), camu-camu (Myrciaria dubia), fruta-do-conde (... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - March 3, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Quantification of some phenolics acids and flavonoids in Cola nitida, Garcinia kola and Buchholzia coriacea using high performance liquid chromatography- diode array detection (HPLC-DAD)
Kola seeds are highly valued in most African communities due to their medicinal benefits and socio-cultural application during ceremonies. Apart from their neuro-stimulatory effect, the other health benefits such as antioxidant activities which are closely associated with the level of phenolic constituents have also been widely reported. The main purpose of this study is to determine the qua... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - February 26, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

In vitro antiplasmodial, cytotoxicity assay and partial chemical characterization of Kenyan Physalis peruviana L. (Solanaceae family) extracts
Malaria is a protozoan infection of Public health concern with several new cases yearly reported. Control of malaria infections is constrained due to the toxicity of currently available drugs and the emergence of resistant malaria strains. The current study was designed to assess the antiplasmodial activity, cytotoxicity and to partially characterize Kenyan Physalis peruviana extracts in ord... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - February 18, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Systematic review: Medicinal use and scientific elucidation of the Piper genus for the treatment of symptoms and inflammatory diseases
The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review that reported the medicinal use of the genus Piper, and pharmacological elucidations for the treatment of symptoms and processes of inflammation and inflammatory diseases. The systematic review was prepared in accordance with PRISMA guidelines. The databases used for this research were the Web of Science and Scopus, where associations ... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - February 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Phytochemical screening and in vitro evaluation of antibacterial activity of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of root and stem bark of Bridelia ferruginea. Benth. (Euphorbiaceae)
This study aimed at analysing the phytochemical content and antimicrobial activity of Bridelia ferrugine against selected bacteria. Total saponin, alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids and total anthraquinone contents were evaluated using spectrophotometric equivalents of the standards. The antibacterial activity of the plant extracts were determined using Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) and... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - January 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Advances in the research of Adenanthera pavonina: From traditional use to intellectual property
Adenanthera pavonina, an Asian native leguminous, is a well known highly used plant in traditional medicine. Such broad herbal medicine applications motivated several researchers to study its chemical composition, mainly of its leaves, seeds, and barks, besides the pharmacological effects aiming to demonstrate scientific evidence of its empirical uses. Most studies have been conducted with p... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - January 18, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The effect of Thymus vulgaris L. on renal and liver toxicity in wistar rats exposed to aluminum
The main sources of human exposure to aluminum are found in the extensive presence of the metal in the environment and its growing industrial applications. The present study was carried out to determine the effectiveness of the Thymus vulgaris L. extract in alleviating aluminum chloride (AlCl3) toxicity on biochemical and antioxidant parameters. The experiments rats were divided into five gr... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - January 16, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Dominant lethal mutations in rats fed extracts of Mucuna urens (Linn.)
Dominant lethal mutation assay was carried out on rats after being treated with graded doses of ethanol extract of the seeds of Mucuna urens. Male albino rats (Wistar strain) were caged in three groups labeled, groups II, III and IV and treated with three different dosages of the ethanol extract of the seeds of M. urens; 70, 140 and 210 mg/kg body weight (BW), respectively, for 14 days. The ... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - January 9, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research