Natural Fumigant Efficacy of Giloy Leaf Essential Oil for Control of Fungal Infections and Enhancement of Shelf Life of Pigeon Pea Seeds
Conclusion: It revealed that T. cordifolia leaf essential oil have more fungitoxic efficacy in comparison to synthetic pesticides. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - May 26, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of Desmodium velutinum Stem Bark Methanolic Extract on Some Antioxidant Enzymes and Vitamins in Acetaminophen-intoxicated Rats
This study evaluated phytoconstituents of the methanol extract of Desmodium velutinum (D. velutinum) stem bark and the effect of the extract on the antioxidant status and malondialdehyde (MDA) of acetaminophen-intoxicated rats. Materials and Methods: Twenty four male Wistar albino rats were used for this study and were divided into six groups of four rats each: Group 1 rats were normal control, group 2 rats were intoxicated with acetaminophen (APAP), group 3 rats were acetaminophen-intoxicated and administered with standard drug silymarin (100 mg kg–1 b.wt.), rats in groups 4, 5 and 6 were acetaminophen-intoxicated an...
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - March 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Studies on Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activities of Salvadora persica
Conclusion: Salvadora persica root and stem extracts were found to contain noticeable amount of total phenols and small amount of flavonoids which play major role in controlling oxidation. Furthermore, this study proves the effectiveness of Salvadora persica root and stem extracts for its excellent antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - February 21, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Chemical Composition, Antibacterial and Antioxidant Activities of Essential Oils of Dryobalanops lanceolata Burck. Leaf
Conclusion: These results demonstrate that Dryobalanops lanceolata oil has high antimicrobial activity for bacterial that cause dental caries disease and are antioxidant. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - February 21, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

In vitro Antioxidant and Anticholinesterase Activities of Colombian Plants as Potential Neuroprotective Agents
Conclusion: The most active extracts showed the presence of isoquinoline alkaloids, this characteristic may be related with the strong AChE inhibition. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - February 21, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antibacterial Activity of Curcumin in Combination with Tetracycline Against Staphylococcus aureus by Disruption of Cell Wall
Conclusion: Curcumin in combination with tetracycline can be an alternative topical application in the treatment of S. aureus-caused skin infections. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - February 21, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Studies on Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activities of Salvadora persica
Conclusion: Salvadora persica root and stem extracts were found to contain noticeable amount of total phenols and small amount of flavonoids which play major role in controlling oxidation. Furthermore, this study proves the effectiveness of Salvadora persica root and stem extracts for its excellent antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - February 9, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Chemical Composition, Antibacterial and Antioxidant Activities of Essential Oils of Dryobalanops lanceolata Burck. Leaf
Conclusion: These results demonstrate that Dryobalanops lanceolata oil has high antimicrobial activity for bacterial that cause dental caries disease and are antioxidant. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - February 9, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

In vitro Antioxidant and Anticholinesterase Activities of Colombian Plants as Potential Neuroprotective Agents
Conclusion: The most active extracts showed the presence of isoquinoline alkaloids, this characteristic may be related with the strong AChE inhibition. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - February 9, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antibacterial Activity of Curcumin in Combination with Tetracycline Against Staphylococcus aureus by Disruption of Cell Wall
Conclusion: Curcumin in combination with tetracycline can be an alternative topical application in the treatment of S. aureus-caused skin infections. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - February 9, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Antiplasmodial Properties of Namibian Medicinal Plant Species, Moringa ovalifolia
Conclusion: M. ovalifolia extracts exhibited moderate antiplasmodial properties in vitro and have potential as antimalarials. These findings provide a basis for further investigation into their phytochemistry as well as in vivo studies on their safety and efficacy to support their use as an alternative treatment for malaria. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Influence of Plant Growth Regulators and Media strength on In vitro Propagation of Amomum subulatum Roxb
Conclusion: The present study revealed that, highest growth of plantlets in terms of shoots developed/explant and number of leaves developed/shoots was achieved in MS media having BAP with the concentration of 2.0 mg L–1. Likewise, 1.0 mg L–1 BAP with 0.2 mg L–1 of IAA also exhibit positive impact on root proliferation and root length. The protocol developed could be used for developing the superior quality of plants. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - October 11, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of Aqueous Extracts of Palm Fruits (Elaeis guineensis) on Liver Function Indices of Male Wistar Albino Rats
This study investigated the effects of aqueous extracts of palm fruits on liver function indices of male Wistar albino rats with the view of understanding the hepatotoxic potentials of the extracts. Materials and Methods: Acute toxicity study was carried out with 18 male Wistar albino mice. Liver function indices were evaluated using 45 male Wistar albino rats and by following standard analytical protocols. The rats were divided into 5 groups with group 1 having 5 rats only and group 2-5 had 10 rats each. Group 1 rats were the normal control that received 2 mL kg–1 b.wt., of normal saline. Five rats each from group 2-...
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - October 9, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antimicrobial Activities of Vernonia amygdalina Del and Prunus africana Extracts against Multidrug Resistant Clinical Strains
Background and Objective: Many plant-derived compounds have been used as drugs, either in their original or semi-synthetic forms. Plant derived metabolites can also serve as a lead compounds, which may be used as templates for the development of new drugs. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial activities of solvent fractions of Vernonia amygdalina shoot apex and Prunus africana bark against multidrug resistant bacterial strains. Materials and Methods: The plant materials were obtained through successive extractions using solvents of different polarity such as petroleum ether, chloroform, aceton...
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - October 2, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Seaweed Extract Promotes High-Frequency in vitro Regeneration of Solanum surattense Burm.f:A Valuable Medicinal Plant
Conclusion: The seaweed extract and plant growth regulators are important to promote the Solanum surattense plant regeneration and also noted that the cotyledonary node explant is the suitable material for the production of more number of multiple shoots. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - September 28, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Croton megalocarpus Hutch. in Tropical Africa: Phytochemistry, Pharmacology and Medicinal Potential
Croton megalocarpus (C. megalocarpus) is widely used as herbal medicine by the local people in tropical Africa. The potential of C. megalocarpus as traditional medicine, the phytochemistry and pharmacological properties of its parts used as traditional medicines are reviewed. The extensive literature survey revealed that C. megalocarpus is traditionally used to treat or manage at least 41 human and animal diseases and ailments. The species is used as herbal medicine for diseases and ailments such as colds, cough, respiratory diseases, fever and malaria, gastro-intestinal tract diseases, wounds, intestinal worms and as ethn...
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - September 28, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Azanza garckeana Fruit Tree: Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, Nutritional and Primary Healthcare Applications as Herbal Medicine: A Review
This study was aimed at reviewing the nutritional value, the phytochemical compounds, ethnomedicinal uses and validated pharmacological properties of A. garckeana. The extensive literature survey revealed that ripe fruit carpels of A. garckeana are edible and widely used as food additives throughout the distributional range of the species. Azanza garckeana is also traditionally used to treat or manage at least 22 human diseases and ailments. The species is used as herbal medicine for diseases and ailments such as chest pains, cough, infertility, liver problems, menstruation problems and sexually transmitted infections. Mul...
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - September 28, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Study of Anthurium schlechtendalii Kunth Extract Effects on Nephroprotective or Renal Damage Remission Capacity
This study was aimed at investigating the nephroprotective potential of Anthurium schlechtendalii (A. schlechtendalii) Kunth root consumption as a traditional medicine for kidney disease in Mexico. Materials and Methods: Oral administration of adenine (0.75%) induced chronic kidney disease and solid and aqueous extract from plant root. These were tested at doses of 125 mg kg–1/day and 1.8 mg mL–1/day, respectively in the animal model used in 4 weeks experiment. Growth parameters, liquid consumption, 24 h urine volume, kidney weight, creatinine, creatinine clearance, blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and urine proteins we...
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - August 30, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluation of Antihyperglycemic Property from Syzygium oleana (Magnoliopsida: Myrtaceae) Pericarp
This study was to find out scientific evidence that the methanolic extract of Syzygium oleana pericarp has an antihyperglycemic property to manage type 2 diabetes. Materials and Methods: The secondary-metabolites' profile of methanolic extract of S. oleana pericarp was screened by phytochemical analysis methods, its antioxidant property was judged with DPPH scheme and linked to the ascorbic acid at the wavelength of 517 nm and its IC50 value was determined based on the Log dose inhibition curve. The paired samples t-test was used to determine the difference of blood glucose level of Rattus norvegicus before and after treat...
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - August 17, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Qualitative Phytochemical Analysis, Antimicrobial Activity and Cytotoxic Effect of Moringa concanensis Nimmo Leaves
Background and Objective: Moringa concanensis Nimmo belongs to the family Moringaceae. This plant is abundantly seen in Perambalur district, Tamilnadu, commonly known as Kattu murungai. Around 20 types of human ailments can be cured by different parts of M. concanensis Nimmo plant. The main objective of this work was phytochemical analysis, antimicrobial activity and cytotoxic activity of M.concanensis leaves. Materials and Methods: The qualitative phytochemical analysis was performed as per the standard procedures previously described. The well diffusion method was used to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of M. concane...
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - August 17, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Psychoactive and Organic Effects of Banisteriopsis caapi and Diplopteris cabrerana (Cuatrec.) B. Gates in Rats
Conclusion: The present study revealed that the ingestion of Banisteriopsis caapi+Diplopteris cabrerana mixture has psychoactive and organic effects in rats at the doses administered so the study must be taken into account for future experimentation. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - August 17, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Neurotoxic Mechanism of Bruceine A Biolarvicide Against Aedes aegypti Linnaeus Larvae
Conclusion: Bruceine A isolated from the seeds of Brucea javanica (L.) Merr. has been demonstrated as biolarvicide against larvae of A. aegypti (L.), through its neurotoxic properties. The mechanism of neurotoxicity is mediated through inhibition of enzyme acetylcholinesterase and VGSC gene. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - July 12, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Improvement of Anti-malarial Artemisinin and Essential Oil Production in Response to Optimization of Irrigation and Nitrogen Supply to Artemisia annua L. Plant
The objective of study was to describe how plant biomass, essential oil production and anti-malarial artemisinin accumulation can be enhanced through irrigation and nitrogen fertilization. Materials and Methods: A field experiment was carried out during 2012 and 2013 seasons to determine biomass yield, essential oil and artemisinin content of German Artemisia under water stress (2, 3 and 4 weeks irrigation intervals) and nitrogen fertilization (30, 45 and 60 kg N/fed = 0.42 ha). Irrigation intervals and nitrogen rates were laid out in strip-plot design with three replicates. The obtained data were used to determine optimal...
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluation of Piper betle L. Aqueous Extract on Salmonella sp. Isolates from Small Intestine of Quails
Background and Objective: Piper betle L. leaves (beetle leaves) is an example among medicinal plants that could inhibit the growth of Salmonella. This research was aimed to evaluate beetle leaves aqueous extracts ability to inhibit Salmonella sp. by in vivo and in vitro research. Materials and Methods: The research was consisted of three steps. Those steps were finding optimum concentration of extract supplementation, raising the quails and evaluating Salmonella sp. colonies in small intestine of quails which had been given treatment for six weeks. A completely randomized design of seven treatments and three replication wa...
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - June 24, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antioxidant Activities and Phenolics Contents of Avocado (Persea americana Mill.) Peel in vitro
Conclusion: The AP is potential to be used as food supplement due to its antioxidant activities. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - June 24, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Biochemical Effects of the Aqueous Extract of Hibiscus sabdariffa on Liver Marker Enzymes and Lipid Profiles in Acetaminophen-challenged Rats
This study was conducted to determine the hepato-regenerative properties of aqueous extract of Hibiscus sabdariffa leaves in acetaminophen induction of the liver by using rat model. Materials and Methods: Twenty Wistar Albino rats were used for this study and were divided into four groups. Group 1 rats were normal control group 2 (positive control) rats were administered acetaminophen only at a dose of 750 mg kg–1 b.wt., i.p. Both rats of group 3 and 4 were administered low and high doses respectively at 600 mg kg–1 b.wt., of the extract after induction of acetaminophen. The results were analyzed using one way an...
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - June 24, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of Munghurt Lactobacillus acidophilus from Green Beans to Blood Glucose Levels in Alloxan-induced Diabetic Rats
The objective of this research was to determine effect of munghurt Lactobacillus acidophilus to blood glucose levels in diabetic rats induced alloxan. Materials and Methods: The samples (n=25) were divided into five groups, negative control (Negative); positive control (Positive); glibenclamide-treated (Glibenclamide); munghurt Lactobacillus acidophilus-treated (Munghurt); glibenclamide and munghurt Lactobacillus acidophilus combination-treated (Glibenclamide+Munghurt). Diabetes rat was induced by an intraperitoneal injection of alloxan. Munghurt Lactobacillus acidophilus was orally administered to normal and diabetic rats...
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - June 24, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Pre-harvest and Post-harvest Factors Affecting Bioactive Compounds From Vernonia amygdalina (Del.)
Vernonia amygdalina (VA), a dark green leafy vegetable, is a rich source of chemicals and bioactive compounds such as phenols, flavonoids, terpenoids, resins, essential oils and some vitamins. These compounds are reported to have diverse health benefits including antimicrobial and metabolism regulatory properties. Most of the compounds are found mainly in the leaves of VA and the juice extracted therefrom. The leaves are commonly consumed as fresh vegetable or the fresh juice drank as tonic/medicine. In addition, the extracts are used in breweries as a substitute for hops. The concentration and stability of these bioactive...
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - June 24, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Combretum farinosum Extract Toxicity to Skin and Lung Cell Lines as Measured by the Methylthiazoletetrazolium Assay
Conclusion: Both the roots petroleum ether and roots acetone extracts may have potential use in targeting diseased non-cancerous tissue (e.g., benign tumors) due to their cytotoxicity to normal cell lines. Finally, the roots petroleum ether extract may be the most promising extract for potential use as an anticancer drug if active compounds can be more thoroughly isolated. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - March 10, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Chemical Constituents and Inhibition Xanthine Oxidase Activity of Avicennia marina Exudate
Conclusion: The identification results of component in the active by UV-vis spectrometer and FTIR thought to contain 5,7,3',4' tetrahidroxyflavone (Luteolin). (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - February 14, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of Concoction Extraction of the Leaves of Barleria dinteri (Oberm), Grewia flava (DC) and Jatropha lagarinthoides (Sond) on Inherent Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activities
Conclusion: Generally, the EC50 and MIC values of the extracts obtained through concoction extraction were lower than of those obtained by single plant extraction. The results of the current study suggested that concoction extraction of leaves of B. dinteri , G. flava and J. lagarinthoides have enhancing effect on inherent antioxidant and antibacterial activities. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - February 14, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Protective Effect of Cymbopogon schoenanthus Extract Against Formalin Hazards in Rats
Conclusion: It is worthy to mention that the rats treated with CS plus formalin showed significant changes in all tested parameters compared with the group received formalin alone. The histopathological examination confirmed the blood biochemical analyses and treatment with CS extract improved the liver and kidney tissues. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - February 14, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antioxidant Effect of Nutritive Extract from Rosemary Against Lead Hazards in Female Rats
Conclusion: It could be concluded that the rosemary extract has the ability to protect against a lead hazard in rats. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - February 14, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antimicrobial Activity of Rubia cordifolia: Methods to Determine Antimicrobial Activity
Conclusion: Rubia cordifolia root extracts showed antimicrobial effects. Using pour plate technique in agar well diffusion method is more sensitive in showing antimicrobial effectiveness than using spreading technique. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - December 2, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Proximate Chemical Composition and Content of Biologically Active Components in Leaves of Two Quinoa Cultivars (Salcedo and Altiplano) Produced in Peru
Conclusion: These results indicated promising perspectives for the leaves of two quinoa cultivars (Salcedo and Altiplano) that are excellent resources of bioactive components and can be used in the food industry as infusions. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - December 2, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Phytochemical Investigation and Antimicrobial Activities of Jordanian Psidium guajava Raw Fruit Peel Extract using Soxhlet and Microwave Extraction Methods
Conclusion: Optimization of the extraction method used is required in order to increase the content of the polar portion in the extract, which showed to have the highest antimicrobial activity. These data can be utilized in developing combined remedies composed of synthetic antibiotics with phytochemicals obtained from P. guajava peel extracts, which can be used for different purposes; such as functional food development and in food preservative. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - December 2, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of Rambutan-honey and its Flavonoid on TGF-β1 Induce Fibroplasia Oral Wound Healing
Background and Objective: The TGF-β1 is a multifunctional cytokine that contributes fibroplasia wound healing via mechanisms that involved free radicals. Honey has been succesfully used for treating wound healing. It’s has an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and debridement effects. The antioxidant substances such as flavonoid can reduce free radicals-malondialdehyde (MDA) on rats skin wound healing. However, the mechanisms of its action at stress oxidative oral mucosa wound healing have poorly understood. The purpose of this study are to investigate the effect of rambutan-honey topical induce fibrop...
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - December 2, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antibacterial Tests Against Acne in vitro, the Physical Stability and Patch Test using Cream Containing Ethyl p-methoxycinnamate Extracted from Kaempferia galanga L., Rhizoma
Background and Objective: An activity of certain bacterias is one of the causes of acne. Rimpang kencur (Kaempferia galanga L. ) has an antibacterial agent from compound ethyl p-methoxycinnamate (EPMC). The purpose of this study is to find out the antibacterial activity using EPMC against P. acne, S. aureus and S. epidermidis with the physical stability of the cream and its safety use as an antiacne cream. Materials and Methods: The antibacterial activity and minimum inhibitory concentration of EPMC are 0.3, 0.6, 1.2 and 2.4% was done using disc diffusion method and broth dilution test. Data obtained from in vitro test of ...
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - December 2, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - October 1, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of Commercial Plant Hormones on the Survival, Rooting and Growth of Stem Cuttings of an Herbal Tea Plant, Aidia racemosa
Conclusion: This study suggests that clonex is the most suitable commercial hormones for the vegetative propagation of A. racemosa but more studies need to be conducted to provide an alternative but efficient way to produce planting materials of A. racemosa for the mass production of herbal tea. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - October 1, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Impact of Cobalt Ion on Essential Oil Composition Extracted from Nigella sativa L.
Conclusion: The quantity and quality of N. sativa essential oil were proportional to Co2+ levels. These results show that Co2+ should be considered in the chemical characterization of the oil produced from essential oil-bearing plants when treating by Co2+. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - October 1, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antimalarial Activity of the Fractions from Ethanol Extract of Strychnos ligustrina Blume. Wood
Conclusion: Extractive substances of S. ligustrina wood were very potential sources for natural antimalarial drugs. Fractionation ethanol extract of S. ligustrina wood produced fraction F3 and F4 were very active in inhibiting the growth of P. falciparum. These results strongly suggested that F3 and F4 of S. ligustrina wood were potential sources for antimalarial agents. For future development, it is neccesary for further studies to obtain the antimalarial active compounds from fraction F3 and F4 as an alternative new malaria drugs as well as material alternative drug combinations with artemisinin to get the optimal treatm...
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - September 15, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Specific Cytotoxicity of a Novel Arbutin Derivative from Myrothamnus flabellifolius Against Human Leukemia Cells
Conclusion: The data from this study has led in establishing a novel arbutin derivative to be specifically cytotoxic to acute myeloid leukemia cells. This compound can be chemically modified and developed as a potential anti-leukemia drug. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - September 15, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antibacterial and Anti HIV 1 Reverse Transcriptase Activity of Selected Medicinal Plants from Phalaborwa, South Africa
Conclusion: The findings of the study indicate that studies of this nature are useful and may lead to for discovery of more plant-derived compounds with activities against bacterial and viral strains. Furthermore, the identity of the active ingredients may be important to establish the mechanisms used by some of these plants. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - September 15, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Ethnobotany: Challenges and Future Perspectives
This article aims to highlight issues related to ethnobotany, current challenges and future perspectives. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - September 15, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Fritillaria roylei Hook. in Western Himalaya: Species Biology, Traditional Use, Chemical Constituents, Concern and Opportunity
This study will assist in understanding the ecological complexity of F. roylei so that necessary steps can be taken to check its exploitation. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - September 15, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - August 15, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Phytochemical and Antimicrobial Properties of Oil Extracts from the Seeds of Ricinodendron heudelotii
Conclusion: Amongst the bacteria used, highest MIC of 150 mg mL–1 was recorded for Staphylococcus aureus, while lowest MIC of 50 mg mL–1 was observed in E. coli. Highest activity was observed against the fungus, Candida albicans with MIC of 25 mg mL–1. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - August 15, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

α-glucosidase Inhibitory Activity of Shorea belangeran of Kerangas Forest
Conclusion: The bioactivity identification of some tree species is an important step to have a high economical value of Kerangas forest. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - August 15, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Determination of Stevioside and Rebaudioside A from Simulated Stevia Beverages Using FTIR Spectroscopy in Combination with Multivariate Calibration
Conclusion: The FTIR spectroscopy in combination with multivariate analysis of PLS regression could be used an alternative method for determining stevioside and rebaudioside A in simulated stevia beverages. (Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant)
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - August 15, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research