medicinal plants

Summary

Summary: Plants whose roots, leaves, seeds, bark, or other constituent possess therapeutic, tonic, purgative, or other pharmacologic activity when administered to higher animals.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Medicinal plants and antimicrobial activity
    J L Rios
    Departament de Farmacologia, Facultat de Farmacia, Universitat de València Av Vicent Andrés Estellés s n 46100 Burjassot, Valencia, Spain
    J Ethnopharmacol 100:80-4. 2005
  2. ncbi Is the use-impact on native caatinga species in Brazil reduced by the high species richness of medicinal plants?
    Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque
    Laboratório de Etnobotânica Aplicada, Departamento de Biologia, Área de Botânica, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Pernambuco, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 113:156-70. 2007
  3. ncbi Medicinal plants of India with anti-diabetic potential
    J K Grover
    Department of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110049, India
    J Ethnopharmacol 81:81-100. 2002
  4. ncbi Medicinal plants of the caatinga (semi-arid) vegetation of NE Brazil: a quantitative approach
    Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque
    Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Departamento de Biologia, Área de Botânica, Laboratório de Etnobotânica Aplicada, Rua Dom Manoel de Medeiros s n, Dois Irmaos, Recife, Pernambuco 52171 030, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 114:325-54. 2007
  5. ncbi Drug discovery from medicinal plants
    Marcy J Balunas
    Program for Collaborative Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, 833 South Wood Street, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Life Sci 78:431-41. 2005
  6. ncbi Medicinal plants: traditions of yesterday and drugs of tomorrow
    Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
    Faculty of Science, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius
    Mol Aspects Med 27:1-93. 2006
  7. ncbi A new approach to study medicinal plants with tannins and flavonoids contents from the local knowledge
    Thiago Antônio de Sousa Araújo
    Laboratório de Etnobotânica Aplicada, Departamento de Biologia, Área de Botânica, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Av Dom Manoel de Medeiros s n, Dois Irmaos, CEP 52171 900 Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 120:72-80. 2008
  8. doi Medicinal plants in the Mediterranean area: synthesis of the results of the project Rubia
    M R González-Tejero
    Department of Botany, University of Granada, Campus Universitario de Cartuja, 18071 Granada, Spain
    J Ethnopharmacol 116:341-57. 2008
  9. ncbi The importance of weeds in ethnopharmacology
    J R Stepp
    Laboratories of Ethnobiology, Department of Anthropology, Baldwin Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 1619, USA
    J Ethnopharmacol 75:19-23. 2001
  10. doi Phenolic compounds, antioxidant activity and in vitro inhibitory potential against key enzymes relevant for hyperglycemia and hypertension of commonly used medicinal plants, herbs and spices in Latin America
    Lena Galvez Ranilla
    Escuela de Alimentos, Facultad de Recursos Naturales, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Avenida Waddington 716, Playa Ancha, Valparaiso, Chile
    Bioresour Technol 101:4676-89. 2010

Research Grants

  1. PLANT ANTITUMOR AGENTS
    Kuo Hsiung Lee; Fiscal Year: 2009
  2. BOTANICAS IN ETHNIC HEALTHCARE
    Michael Jones; Fiscal Year: 2002
  3. CHEMICAL DIVERSITY LIBRARIES FROM MEDICINAL PLANTS (RMI)
    Kuo Hsiung Lee; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. PLANT ANTITUMOR AGENTS
    Kuo Hsiung Lee; Fiscal Year: 2004
  5. Induction of MGMT as a Strategy for Chemoprevention
    Kalkunte Srivenugopal; Fiscal Year: 2007
  6. Chemopreventative properties of Medicinal and Food plants of the Lumbee Tribe
    TRACIE LOCKLEAR; Fiscal Year: 2010
  7. Chemopreventative properties of Medicinal and Food plants of the Lumbee Tribe
    TRACIE LOCKLEAR; Fiscal Year: 2009
  8. Pilot--Anticancer activities of native plants of Southwe
    MARY O CONNELL; Fiscal Year: 2002
  9. Anticancer activity of native plants of the Southwest
    Julian Simon; Fiscal Year: 2002
  10. MINORITY RESEARCH ENHANCEMENT THROUGH INTL. EXCHANGE
    Winston Anderson; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications294 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Medicinal plants and antimicrobial activity
    J L Rios
    Departament de Farmacologia, Facultat de Farmacia, Universitat de València Av Vicent Andrés Estellés s n 46100 Burjassot, Valencia, Spain
    J Ethnopharmacol 100:80-4. 2005
    In the present paper, we analyze the past, present and future of medicinal plants, both as potential antimicrobial crude drugs as well as a source for natural compounds that act as new anti-infection agents...
  2. ncbi Is the use-impact on native caatinga species in Brazil reduced by the high species richness of medicinal plants?
    Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque
    Laboratório de Etnobotânica Aplicada, Departamento de Biologia, Área de Botânica, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Pernambuco, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 113:156-70. 2007
    A study of the diversity of uses of medicinal plants and the traditional knowledge associated with the caatinga vegetation was undertaken in the semi-arid region of Pernambuco State, NE Brazil...
  3. ncbi Medicinal plants of India with anti-diabetic potential
    J K Grover
    Department of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110049, India
    J Ethnopharmacol 81:81-100. 2002
    ..charantia, Eugenia jambolana, Mucuna pruriens, T. cordifolia, T. foenum graecum, O. sanctum, P. marsupium, Murraya koeingii and Brassica juncea. All plants have shown varying degree of hypoglycemic and anti-hyperglycemic activity...
  4. ncbi Medicinal plants of the caatinga (semi-arid) vegetation of NE Brazil: a quantitative approach
    Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque
    Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Departamento de Biologia, Área de Botânica, Laboratório de Etnobotânica Aplicada, Rua Dom Manoel de Medeiros s n, Dois Irmaos, Recife, Pernambuco 52171 030, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 114:325-54. 2007
    ..The present work focused on analyzing published information available concerning medicinal plants used by traditional communities...
  5. ncbi Drug discovery from medicinal plants
    Marcy J Balunas
    Program for Collaborative Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, 833 South Wood Street, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Life Sci 78:431-41. 2005
    Current research in drug discovery from medicinal plants involves a multifaceted approach combining botanical, phytochemical, biological, and molecular techniques...
  6. ncbi Medicinal plants: traditions of yesterday and drugs of tomorrow
    Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
    Faculty of Science, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius
    Mol Aspects Med 27:1-93. 2006
    ..The paper also presents some data on the use of plant products in the development of functional foods, addresses the needs for validation of plant extracts and always stressing on safety, efficacy and quality of phyto-medications...
  7. ncbi A new approach to study medicinal plants with tannins and flavonoids contents from the local knowledge
    Thiago Antônio de Sousa Araújo
    Laboratório de Etnobotânica Aplicada, Departamento de Biologia, Área de Botânica, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Av Dom Manoel de Medeiros s n, Dois Irmaos, CEP 52171 900 Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 120:72-80. 2008
    ....
  8. doi Medicinal plants in the Mediterranean area: synthesis of the results of the project Rubia
    M R González-Tejero
    Department of Botany, University of Granada, Campus Universitario de Cartuja, 18071 Granada, Spain
    J Ethnopharmacol 116:341-57. 2008
    ..This paper synthesises the chief results related to the medicinal utilization of those plants...
  9. ncbi The importance of weeds in ethnopharmacology
    J R Stepp
    Laboratories of Ethnobiology, Department of Anthropology, Baldwin Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 1619, USA
    J Ethnopharmacol 75:19-23. 2001
    Tropical primary forest is often considered to be the most important habitat for traditional peoples to gather medicinal plants. However, the role of weeds, commonly found in disturbed areas, in traditional medicinal floras has been ..
  10. doi Phenolic compounds, antioxidant activity and in vitro inhibitory potential against key enzymes relevant for hyperglycemia and hypertension of commonly used medicinal plants, herbs and spices in Latin America
    Lena Galvez Ranilla
    Escuela de Alimentos, Facultad de Recursos Naturales, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Avenida Waddington 716, Playa Ancha, Valparaiso, Chile
    Bioresour Technol 101:4676-89. 2010
    Traditionally used medicinal plants, herbs and spices in Latin America were investigated to determine their phenolic profiles, antioxidant activity and in vitro inhibitory potential against key enzymes relevant for hyperglycemia and ..
  11. ncbi In vitro screening of five local medicinal plants for antibacterial activity using disc diffusion method
    M R S Zaidan
    Bioassay Unit, Herbal Medicine Research Centre, Institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur
    Trop Biomed 22:165-70. 2005
    b>Medicinal plants have many traditional claims including the treatment of ailments of infectious origin. In the evaluation of traditional claims, scientific research is important...
  12. ncbi Ethnobotanical study on medicinal plants around Mt.Yinggeling, Hainan Island, China
    Xi Long Zheng
    South China Botanical Garden, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, China
    J Ethnopharmacol 124:197-210. 2009
    The main objectives were to collect information on the use of medicinal plants and compare medicinal plant traditions between Run and Qi.
  13. ncbi Polyphenolic compounds in the fruits of Egyptian medicinal plants (Terminalia bellerica, Terminalia chebula and Terminalia horrida): characterization, quantitation and determination of antioxidant capacities
    Beate Pfundstein
    Division of Preventive Oncology, German Cancer Research Center DKFZ National Tumor Center, Im Neuenheimer Feld 517, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Phytochemistry 71:1132-48. 2010
    ..Therefore, further studies (metabolism, bioavailability and toxicity) of the polyphenolics in Terminalia species using preclinical models and in vivo human intervention trials are warranted...
  14. ncbi Anti-proliferative activity of essential oil extracted from Thai medicinal plants on KB and P388 cell lines
    Jiradej Manosroi
    Pharmaceutical Cosmetic Raw Materials and Natural Products Research and Development Center, PCRNC, Institute for Science and Technology Research and Development, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
    Cancer Lett 235:114-20. 2006
    Anti-proliferative activity of essential oil from 17 Thai medicinal plants on human mouth epidermal carcinoma (KB) and murine leukemia (P388) cell lines using MTT assay were investigated...
  15. ncbi Use patterns and knowledge of medicinal species among two rural communities in Brazil's semi-arid northeastern region
    Julio Marcelino Monteiro
    Laboratório de Etnobotânica Aplicada, Departamento de Biologia, Área de Botânica, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Av Dom Manoel de Medeiros s n, Dois Irmaos, CEP 52171 900 Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 105:173-86. 2006
    ..in the semi-arid region of the state of Pernambuco (northeastern Brazil) concerning two species of native medicinal plants: "aroeira do sertão", Myracrodruon urundeuva (Engl.) Fr. All...
  16. ncbi Use of medicinal plants for the treatment of oral diseases in Burkina Faso
    Hadissa Tapsoba
    Ecole de Santé Publique, Faculte de Medecine, UPRES EA 3444, Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France
    J Ethnopharmacol 104:68-78. 2006
    This paper presents the findings of an investigation into the treatment of oral diseases with medicinal plants in the Kadiogo province, Burkina Faso...
  17. doi Identification of medicinal plants in the family Fabaceae using a potential DNA barcode ITS2
    Ting Gao
    Institute of Medicinal Plant Development, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, 151 Malianwa North Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100193, PR China
    J Ethnopharmacol 130:116-21. 2010
    To test whether the ITS2 region is an effective marker for use in authenticating of the family Fabaceae which contains many important medicinal plants.
  18. ncbi Traditional phytotherapy and trans-cultural pharmacy among Turkish migrants living in Cologne, Germany
    Andrea Pieroni
    SCH Group, Department of Social Sciences, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Postbus 8060, NL 6700 DA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Ethnopharmacol 102:69-88. 2005
    ..This article concludes by suggesting hypotheses on future changes affecting the knowledge and use of medicinal plants within the Turkish community of Cologne.
  19. doi Evaluation of antioxidant and free radical scavenging capacities of some Nigerian indigenous medicinal plants
    Afolabi C Akinmoladun
    Drug Metabolism and Toxicology Unit, Department of Biochemistry, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
    J Med Food 13:444-51. 2010
    Methanolic extracts of 10 selected Nigerian medicinal plants-Psidium guajava, Alstonia boonei, Cassia alata, Newbouldia laevis, Spondias mombin, Globimetula cupulatum, Chromolaena odorata, Securidaca longepedunculata, Ocimum gratissimum, ..
  20. pmc Effects of extracts from Italian medicinal plants on planktonic growth, biofilm formation and adherence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Cassandra L Quave
    Florida International University, Department of Biological Sciences and Center for Ethnobiology and Natural Products, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    J Ethnopharmacol 118:418-28. 2008
    ..Our aim was to investigate plants from different ethnobotanical usage groups for inhibition of growth and biofilms in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)...
  21. ncbi In vitro antiplasmodial activity of medicinal plants native to or naturalised in South Africa
    Cailean Clarkson
    Pharmacology Division, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, K 45 OMB GSH, Observatory 7925, South Africa
    J Ethnopharmacol 92:177-91. 2004
    ..These results support a rational rather than random approach to the selection of antiplasmodial screening candidates, and identify a number of promising taxa for further investigation as plant-based antimalarial agents...
  22. doi A comparison of knowledge about medicinal plants for three rural communities in the semi-arid region of northeast of Brazil
    Cecília de Fátima Castelo Branco Rangel de Almeida
    Departamento de Biologia, Laboratório de Etnobotânica Aplicada LEA, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Recife PE, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 127:674-84. 2010
    ....
  23. ncbi Antifungal activity of some Tanzanian plants used traditionally for the treatment of fungal infections
    Omar J M Hamza
    Department of Oral Surgery and Oral Pathology, Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences, P O Box 65014, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    J Ethnopharmacol 108:124-32. 2006
    ..Usambarensis (Taub) Brenan, Cyphosterma hildebrandti (Gilg), Desc, Elaeodendron buchannanii (Lows), Acacia nilotica (L.) Wild ex Del, Jatropha multifida L., and Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn...
  24. ncbi Antidiabetic agents from medicinal plants
    Mankil Jung
    Department of Chemistry, Yonsei University, Seoul 120 749, Korea
    Curr Med Chem 13:1203-18. 2006
    ..The present paper reviews medicinal plants that have shown experimental or clinical antidiabetic activity and that have been used in traditional systems ..
  25. ncbi Medicinal plants used for the treatment of diarrhoea in northern Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa
    H de Wet
    Department of Botany, University of Zululand, KwaDlangezwa, South Africa
    J Ethnopharmacol 130:284-9. 2010
    ..To document the ethnobotanical knowledge on antidiarrhoeal plant use by lay people in a rural community in northern Maputaland...
  26. ncbi Evaluation of antioxidant and nitric oxide inhibitory activities of selected Malaysian medicinal plants
    K Saha
    Laboratory of Phytomedicines, Institute of Bioscience, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
    J Ethnopharmacol 92:263-7. 2004
    Methanol extracts of seven Malaysian medicinal plants were screened for antioxidant and nitric oxide inhibitory activities...
  27. ncbi Anti-quorum sensing activity of medicinal plants in southern Florida
    Allison L Adonizio
    Department of Biological Sciences, Center for Ethnobiology and Natural Products, CENaP, Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th Street, University Park, Miami, 33199, USA
    J Ethnopharmacol 105:427-35. 2006
    ..To test this hypothesis, 50 medicinal plants from southern Florida were screened for anti-QS activity using two biomonitor strains, Chromobacterium ..
  28. ncbi An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used by the Didayi tribe of Malkangiri district of Orissa, India
    Chiranjibi Pattanaik
    Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Deccan Regional Station, Hyderabad 500017, Andhra Pradesh, India
    Fitoterapia 79:67-71. 2008
    ..An ethnobotanical survey was carried out among the ethnic community (Didayi) in Malkangiri district, Orissa. A total of 53 medicinal plant species belonging to 34 families and 52 different species are described under this study...
  29. ncbi Antioxidative activity, polyphenolic content and anti-glycation effect of some Thai medicinal plants traditionally used in diabetic patients
    W Kusirisin
    Department of Pharmaceutical Science, Faculty of Pharmacy, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
    Med Chem 5:139-47. 2009
    Ethanolic extracts of 30 Thai medicinal plants, traditionally used as alternative treatments in diabetes, were evaluated for antioxidative activity by the 2,2'-azinobis-(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) diammonium salt (ABTS) ..
  30. ncbi Anticariogenic activity of some tropical medicinal plants against Streptococcus mutans
    Jae Kwan Hwang
    Department of Biotechnology and Bioproducts Research Center, Yonsei University, Seoul 120 749, South Korea
    Fitoterapia 75:596-8. 2004
    ..In particular, G. glabra, K. pandurata and P. angulata conferred fast killing bactericidal effect against S. mutans in 2 min at 50 microg/ml of extract concentration...
  31. doi Herbal and food folk medicines of the Russlanddeutschen living in Künzelsau/Taläcker, South-Western Germany
    Andrea Pieroni
    Division of Pharmacy Practice, School of Life Sciences, University of Bradford, Richmond Bd, Richmond Road, Bradford BD71DP, UK
    Phytother Res 22:889-901. 2008
    ....
  32. ncbi Potential medicinal plants for CNS disorders: an overview
    Vikas Kumar
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Texas Tech University, Health Sciences Center, School of Pharmacy, Amarillo, TX 79106, USA
    Phytother Res 20:1023-35. 2006
    ..In the present article, an attempt has been made to review the most important medicinal plants, including Ginkgo biloba, St John's wort, Kava-kava, Valerian, Bacopa monniera and Convolvulus pluricaulis, ..
  33. ncbi Studies on pharmaceutical ethnobotany in the region of Pallars (Pyrenees, Catalonia, Iberian Peninsula). Part I. General results and new or very rare medicinal plants
    A Agelet
    , , Universitat de Barcelona. Av. Joan XXIII s/n, 08028 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    J Ethnopharmacol 77:57-70. 2001
    ..Further papers will deal with unreported or very uncommon uses for known medicinal plant species and with medicinal non-vascular plants...
  34. ncbi Antioxidant activity and phenolic compounds in selected herbs
    W Zheng
    Fruit Laboratory, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland 20705, USA
    J Agric Food Chem 49:5165-70. 2001
    ..longiflora, whereas quercetin-3-O-rhamnosyl-(1 --> 2)-rhamnosyl-(1 --> 6)-glucoside and kaempferol-3-O-rhamnosyl-(1 --> 2)-rhamnosyl-(1 --> 6)-glucoside were predominant phenolic compounds in Ginkgo biloba leaves...
  35. ncbi Comparative evaluation of hypoglycaemic activity of some Indian medicinal plants in alloxan diabetic rats
    Ajit Kar
    Satsang Herbal Research and Analytical Laboratories, PO Satsang 814 116 Deoghar, India
    J Ethnopharmacol 84:105-8. 2003
    In our experiments 30 hypoglycaemic medicinal plants (known and less known) have been selected for thorough studies from indigenous folk medicines, Ayurvedic, Unani and Siddha systems of medicines...
  36. ncbi Effect of oil extracted from some medicinal plants on different mycotoxigenic fungi
    K M Soliman
    Food Technology and Dairy Departments, National Research Center, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt
    Food Chem Toxicol 40:1669-75. 2002
    Essential oils of 12 medicinal plants were tested for inhibitory activity against Aspergillus flavus, A. parasiticus, A. ochraceus and Fusarium moniliforme...
  37. ncbi Phytochemicals from traditional medicinal plants used in the treatment of diarrhoea: modes of action and effects on intestinal function
    Enzo A Palombo
    Environment and Biotechnology Centre, Faculty of Life and Social Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
    Phytother Res 20:717-24. 2006
    b>Medicinal plants have been used as traditional treatments for numerous human diseases for thousands of years...
  38. ncbi Medicinal plants: historical and cross-cultural usage patterns
    Robert A Halberstein
    Department of Anthropology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2005, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 15:686-99. 2005
    ..An attempt is made to review the prevalence of medicinal herb use in different societies and the various lines of evidence for its effectiveness for particular health needs and the alleviation of disease conditions...
  39. ncbi Antimicrobial activity of medicinal plants against oral microorganisms
    G More
    Department of Plant Science, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
    J Ethnopharmacol 119:473-7. 2008
    ..All plant extracts showed moderate cytotoxicity on the Vero cell line. The fifty percent inhibitory concentration (IC(50)) of all plants tested range from 92.3 to 285.1 microg/ml...
  40. ncbi Screening antifungal activities of selected medicinal plants
    E N Quiroga
    , Instituto de Estudios Vegetales 'Dr. Antonio R. Sampietro, , , , Ayacucho 471, 4000, , Argentina
    J Ethnopharmacol 74:89-96. 2001
    ..In addition to the former plants, Prosopanche americana also inhibited yeast growth...
  41. ncbi Leads from Indian medicinal plants with hypoglycemic potentials
    Pulok K Mukherjee
    Pharmacognosy Research Laboratories, Department of Pharmacy, Franklin Wilkins Building, King s College, London, 150 Stamford Street, London SE1 9NH, UK
    J Ethnopharmacol 106:1-28. 2006
    ..Several medicinal plants have found potential use as hypoglycemic in the Indian system of medicines, including ayurveda...
  42. ncbi Brine shrimp toxicity of some plants used as traditional medicines in Kagera Region, north western Tanzania
    M J Moshi
    Department of Biological and Preclinical Studies, Institute of Traditional Medicine, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Box 65001, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Tanzan J Health Res 12:63-7. 2010
    ..Picralima nitida and Rubus rigidus extracts are mildly toxic, but by comparison have a remote possibility to yield active anticancer compounds...
  43. ncbi Systematic review of herbs and dietary supplements for glycemic control in diabetes
    Gloria Y Yeh
    Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:1277-94. 2003
    ..To conduct a systematic review of the published literature on the efficacy and safety of herbal therapies and vitamin/mineral supplements for glucose control in patients with diabetes...
  44. ncbi Systematics and health effects of chemically distinct tannins in medicinal plants
    Takuo Okuda
    Okayama University, Tsushima, Okayama 700 8530, Japan
    Phytochemistry 66:2012-31. 2005
    The research began with an investigation of tannins from traditional medicinal plants and resulted in isolation and structure determination of hundreds of ellagitannins and dehydroellagitannins, as well as their oligomers and oxidized ..
  45. pmc Indigenous use and bio-efficacy of medicinal plants in the Rasuwa District, Central Nepal
    Yadav Uprety
    Human Ecology Department, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 109, B 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 6:3. 2010
    ..Nepal is a natural storehouse of medicinal plants. Although several ethnobotanical studies were conducted in the country, many areas remain unexplored...
  46. ncbi Antiviral and antimicrobial activities of Colombian medicinal plants
    A Lopez
    Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, University Campus, 3529-6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
    J Ethnopharmacol 77:189-96. 2001
    ..We concluded that these Colombian medicinal plants represent an untapped source of potentially useful antivirals and are worthy of further study.
  47. ncbi Ethnobotanical studies and economic evaluation of medicinal plants in Taounate province (Northern Morocco)
    Jaouad El-Hilaly
    UFR Physiology Pharmacology, Laboratory of Animal Physiology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Dhar El Mehraz, USMBA, BP 1976 Atlas Fez, Morocco
    J Ethnopharmacol 86:149-58. 2003
    ..Extensive investigation undertaken during the past 5 years has brought to light 102 medicinal plants belonging to 48 families...
  48. ncbi Ethnobotanical study of some Ghanaian anti-malarial plants
    Alex Asase
    Department of Botany, University of Ghana, P O Box LG 55 Legon, Ghana
    J Ethnopharmacol 99:273-9. 2005
    ..The results are discussed and recommendations made for future research to support the conservation and sustainable harvesting of the species reported to have medicinal properties...
  49. ncbi Reconstructed materia medica of the Medieval and Ottoman al-Sham
    Efraim Lev
    Jordan Valley College, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    J Ethnopharmacol 80:167-79. 2002
    ..Finally, our data revealed that the al-Sham region was an independent source of production and marketing of medicinal substances during the medieval and Ottoman periods...
  50. doi Genome-based approaches to the authentication of medicinal plants
    Nikolaus J Sucher
    Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, University of Western Sydney, Penrith South DC, NSW, Australia
    Planta Med 74:603-23. 2008
    b>Medicinal plants are the source of a large number of essential drugs in Western medicine and are the basis of herbal medicine, which is not only the primary source of health care for most of the world's population living in developing ..
  51. ncbi Ethnoveterinary medicines for cattle (Bos indicus) in Bulamogi county, Uganda: plant species and mode of use
    John R S Tabuti
    Department of Biology and Nature Conservation, Agricultural University of Norway, P O Box 5014, N 1432 As, Norway
    J Ethnopharmacol 88:279-86. 2003
    ..Most of the curative species reported here are directed at treating East Coast fever (ECF), a disease known to cause high fatalities in cattle...
  52. ncbi Ethnobotanical knowledge of the Istro-Romanians of Zejane in Croatia
    Andrea Pieroni
    Department of Pharmacy, School of Life Sciences, University of Bradford, Richmond Building, Richmond Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 1DP, UK
    Fitoterapia 74:710-9. 2003
    ....
  53. ncbi In vitro anti-Helicobacter pylori activity of extracts of selected medicinal plants from North West Cameroon
    Roland N Ndip
    Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Buea, Cameroon
    J Ethnopharmacol 114:452-7. 2007
    ..The growing problem of antibiotic resistance by the organism demands the search for novel compounds from plant based sources...
  54. ncbi The use and safety of non-allopathic Indian medicines
    N J Gogtay
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai Bombay, India
    Drug Saf 25:1005-19. 2002
    ..There is an urgent need for the practitioners of the allopathic and non-allopathic systems to work together to optimise the risk-benefit profile of these medicines...
  55. pmc The importance of botellas and other plant mixtures in Dominican traditional medicine
    Ina Vandebroek
    Institute of Economic Botany, The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458, USA
    J Ethnopharmacol 128:20-41. 2010
    ..Plant mixtures are understudied in ethnobotanical research...
  56. ncbi Anti-diabetic activity of medicinal plants and its relationship with their antioxidant property
    M C Sabu
    Amala Cancer Research Centre, Amala Nagar, Kerala Trichur 680 553, India
    J Ethnopharmacol 81:155-60. 2002
    ..Continued, daily administration of the drug produced a sustained effect...
  57. ncbi Traditional medicine in north Côte-d'Ivoire: screening of 50 medicinal plants for antibacterial activity
    W M Koné
    Laboratoire de Botanique, UFR Biosciences, Universite de Cocody, Abidjan, Cote d Ivoire
    J Ethnopharmacol 93:43-9. 2004
    ..The results provided evidence that some of the studied plants might indeed be potential sources of new antibacterial agents, also against some antibiotic-resistant strains...
  58. pmc Ethnobotanical investigations among tribes in Madurai District of Tamil Nadu (India)
    S Ignacimuthu
    Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai, India
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2:25. 2006
    An ethnobotanical survey was carried out to collect information on the use of medicinal plants in Southern Western Ghats of India (Madurai district, Tamil Nadu)...
  59. ncbi Mexican plants with hypoglycaemic effect used in the treatment of diabetes
    Adolfo Andrade-Cetto
    Departamento de Biologia Celular, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Apartado Postal 70 359, 04511 México DF, Mexico
    J Ethnopharmacol 99:325-48. 2005
    ....
  60. ncbi Studies on the in vitro and in vivo hypoglycemic activities of some medicinal plants used in treatment of diabetes in Jordanian traditional medicine
    I I Hamdan
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Jordan, Queen Rania Street, Amman, Jordan
    J Ethnopharmacol 93:117-21. 2004
    ..The main conclusion of this work was the concern over the unjustified claims of the uses of some herbal medicine in Jordan and possibly in other countries...
  61. ncbi Anti-Candida activity of Brazilian medicinal plants
    Marta Cristina Teixeira Duarte
    Research Center for Chemistry, Biology and Agriculture, State University of Campinas, P O Box 6171, CEP 13083 970 Campinas, SP, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 97:305-11. 2005
    Essential oils and ethanolic extracts from the leaves and/or roots of 35 medicinal plants commonly used in Brazil were screened for anti-Candida albicans activity. The oils were obtained by water-distillation using a Clevenger-type system...
  62. ncbi In vitro cytotoxic activity of Thai medicinal plants used traditionally to treat cancer
    Arunporn Itharat
    Department of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Botany, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Prince of Songkhla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand
    J Ethnopharmacol 90:33-8. 2004
    ..Celastraceae), exhibited high cytotoxic activity showing a certain degree of selectivity against the different cell types...
  63. ncbi Antibacterial activity of Thai medicinal plants against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Mullika Traidej Chomnawang
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Fitoterapia 80:102-4. 2009
    ..Seventeen Thai medicinal plants were investigated for their activity against MRSA...
  64. ncbi A rapid RP-HPTLC densitometry method for simultaneous determination of major flavonoids in important medicinal plants
    Pamita Bhandari
    Natural Plant Products Division, Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur, HP, India
    J Sep Sci 30:2092-6. 2007
    ..8% indicating the excellent reproducibility. Statistical analysis of the data showed that the method is reproducible and selective for determination of flavonoids...
  65. ncbi Bringing medicinal plants into cultivation: opportunities and challenges for biotechnology
    Peter H Canter
    Complementary Medicine Group, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Rd, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK
    Trends Biotechnol 23:180-5. 2005
    ..Obstacles to bringing medicinal plants into successful commercial cultivation include the difficulty of predicting which extracts will remain ..
  66. pmc Re-examining hypotheses concerning the use and knowledge of medicinal plants: a study in the Caatinga vegetation of NE Brazil
    Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque
    Laboratório de Etnobotânica Aplicada, Área de Botânica, Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Rua Dom Manoel de Medeiros s n, Dois Irmãos Recife Pernambuco, 52171 030, Brasil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2:30. 2006
    ..However, very little information is available concerning the interaction of people with the plants of the Caatinga...
  67. doi Prevention of type 2 diabetes induced by high fat diet in the C57BL/6J mouse by two medicinal plants used in traditional treatment of diabetes in the east of Algeria
    Nawel Hamza
    Departement de Pharmacologie, Universite Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, France
    J Ethnopharmacol 128:513-8. 2010
    ..of the hydro-alcoholic extracts of Artemisia herba-alba Asso (AHA), and Centaurium erythraea Rafn (CE), two medicinal plants used in traditional treatment of diabetes in the north-eastern Algeria, were evaluated in animal models of ..
  68. ncbi Total phenolic content, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of some medicinal plants
    Memnune Sengul
    Department of Food Engineering, Ataturk University, 25240 Erzurum, Turkey
    Pak J Pharm Sci 22:102-6. 2009
    ..The results provided evidence that the studied plant might indeed be potential sources of natural antioxidant and antimicrobial agents...
  69. ncbi Bioassay screening of the essential oil and various extracts from 4 spices medicinal plants
    Fariba Sharififar
    Department of Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Research Center, School of Pharmacy, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
    Pak J Pharm Sci 22:317-22. 2009
    ..These results suggest some limitation for using of these spices in diet. Furthermore, these plants could be considered as a source of cytotoxic compounds which might be studied in more details...
  70. doi The activity of medicinal plants and secondary metabolites on eosinophilic inflammation
    Alexandre P Rogerio
    Universidade Federal do Triangulo Mineiro, Av Getúlio Guaritá s n, Uberaba, MG 38025 440, Brazil
    Pharmacol Res 62:298-307. 2010
    ..In addition, we highlight the medical potential of these plant-derived compounds for treating eosinophil-mediated inflammation, such as asthma and allergy...
  71. pmc Ethnomedicine of the Kagera Region, north western Tanzania. Part 2: The medicinal plants used in Katoro Ward, Bukoba District
    Mainen J Moshi
    Department of Biological and Preclinical Studies, Institute of Traditional Medicine, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 6:19. 2010
    ..This study, the second in an ongoing series, reports on the medicinal plant species used in Katoro ward, Bukoba District, and tries to use the literature to establish proof of the therapeutic claims...
  72. ncbi A target based therapeutic approach towards diabetes mellitus using medicinal plants
    Pranav K Prabhakar
    Bhupat and Jyoti Mehta School of Biosciences, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
    Curr Diabetes Rev 4:291-308. 2008
    ..There are around 410 experimentally proven medicinal plants having antidiabetic properties but the complete mechanism of action is available only for about 109...
  73. doi Anti-inflammatory, anticholinesterase, antioxidant and phytochemical properties of medicinal plants used for pain-related ailments in South Africa
    O A Fawole
    Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development, School of Biological and Conservation Sciences, University of KwaZulu Natal Pietermaritzburg, Private Bag X01, Scottsville 3209, South Africa
    J Ethnopharmacol 127:235-41. 2010
    Extracts of seven South African medicinal plants used traditionally for the treatment of pain-related ailments were evaluated.
  74. ncbi Medicinal plants used in Kirklareli Province (Turkey)
    Sukran Kultur
    University of Istanbul, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Botany, Beyazit, 34116 Istanbul, Turkey
    J Ethnopharmacol 111:341-64. 2007
    In this paper, 126 traditional medicinal plants from Kirklareli Province in Turkey have been reported...
  75. pmc Utilisation of priority traditional medicinal plants and local people's knowledge on their conservation status in arid lands of Kenya (Mwingi District)
    Grace N Njoroge
    Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Botany Department, Nairobi, Kenya
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 6:22. 2010
    ..have been undertaken in some arid and semiarid areas of Kenya, limited studies have documented priority medicinal plants as well as local people's awareness of conservation needs of these plants...
  76. ncbi Metabolomics of medicinal plants: the importance of multivariate analysis of analytical chemistry data
    Taketo Okada
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Kagawa Campus, Tokushima Bunri University, Sanuki City, Kagawa, Japan
    Curr Comput Aided Drug Des 6:179-96. 2010
    ..in systems biology and functional genomics, it is independently applied to the evaluation of the qualities of medicinal plants, based on the diversity of metabolite fingerprints resulting from multivariate analysis of non-targeted or ..
  77. ncbi Study of antidiarrhoeal activity of four medicinal plants in castor-oil induced diarrhoea
    F G Shoba
    Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, Christian Medical College, 632002, Vellore, India
    J Ethnopharmacol 76:73-6. 2001
    ..The methanolic plant extracts significantly reduced induction time of diarrhoea and total weight of the faeces. The result obtained establish the efficacy of these plant extracts as antidiarrhoeal agents...
  78. ncbi Antimutagenic activity of methanolic extracts of four ayurvedic medicinal plants
    Farrukh Aqil
    Department of Agricultural Microbiology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202 002, India
    Indian J Exp Biol 46:668-72. 2008
    ..calamus > H. indicus > H. antidysenterica > P. zeylanica. Further, total phenolic content of these extracts did not correlate with its antimutagenic activity in A. calamus and P. zeylanica...
  79. doi Hypoglycemic activity and antioxidant potential of some medicinal plants traditionally used in Turkey for diabetes
    Mustafa Aslan
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacognosy, Gazi University, 06330 Ankara, Turkey
    J Ethnopharmacol 128:384-9. 2010
    ..6 and 45.7%), Helianthus tuberosus and Allium porrum extracts showed an inhibitory effect on kidney tissue TBARS levels (24.5 and 14.8%). None of the extracts restored GSH levels in kidney, liver, and heart tissues of diabetic rats...
  80. ncbi Screening of indigenous Palestinian medicinal plants for potential anti-inflammatory and cytotoxic activity
    Mary Kaileh
    Laboratory of Eukaryotic Gene Expression and Signal Transduction LEGEST, Department of Molecular Biology, Ghent University, K L Ledeganckstraat 35, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    J Ethnopharmacol 113:510-6. 2007
    ..Umbiliferrae) also revealed immunomodulatory NFkappaB activities. These species are good candidates for further activity-monitored fractionation to identify active constituents...
  81. pmc An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants in Babungo, Northwest Region, Cameroon
    David J Simbo
    Department of Bioscience Engineering, Faculty of Science, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 6:8. 2010
    An ethnobotanical survey was undertaken to record information on medicinal plants from traditional medical practitioners in Babungo and to identify the medicinal plants used for treating diseases.
  82. ncbi Indian medicinal plants as antiradicals and DNA cleavage protectors
    A Russo
    Department of Biochemistry, Medical Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Catania, Italy
    Phytomedicine 8:125-32. 2001
    ..Scrophulariaceae) (PK) and Withania somnifera L. (Solanaceae) (WS) are Indian medicinal plants having a remarkable reputation, as a factor of health care, among the indigenous medical practitioners...
  83. ncbi Inhibition of gastric H+,K+-ATPase activity by flavonoids, coumarins and xanthones isolated from Mexican medicinal plants
    Ricardo Reyes-Chilpa
    Instituto de Quimica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, D F Mexico, Mexico
    J Ethnopharmacol 105:167-72. 2006
    b>Medicinal plants are commonly used in Latin American folk medicine for the treatment of gastric problems...
  84. ncbi Antiviral potentials of medicinal plants
    Muhammad Mukhtar
    University of Arid Agriculture Rawalpindi, Murree Road, Rawalpindi 46300, Pakistan
    Virus Res 131:111-20. 2008
    b>Medicinal plants have been widely used to treat a variety of infectious and non-infectious ailments. According to one estimate, 25% of the commonly used medicines contain compounds isolated from plants...
  85. ncbi Ethnopharmacological approaches to wound healing--exploring medicinal plants of India
    B Kumar
    National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow 226001, India
    J Ethnopharmacol 114:103-13. 2007
    ..Pharmacological reports available on Indian medicinal plants employing various wound healing models and its underlying molecular mechanism, wherever available, has also ..
  86. doi An ethnopharmacological survey and in vitro confirmation of ethnopharmacological use of medicinal plants used for wound healing in Bosomtwi-Atwima-Kwanwoma area, Ghana
    Christian Agyare
    Department of Pharmaceutics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
    J Ethnopharmacol 125:393-403. 2009
    ..The aim of this study is the identification of medicinal plants, type of wounds, dosage forms and collection methods used traditionally in treating wounds in the Bosomtwi-..
  87. doi Larvicidal and adulticidal activities of some medicinal plants against the malarial vector, Anopheles stephensi (Liston)
    N Senthilkumar
    Department of Biotechnology, Mizoram University, Aizawl, 796 009 Mizoram, India
    Parasitol Res 104:237-44. 2009
    The present study was undertaken to test the efficacy of 11 commonly available medicinal plants and compare its efficacy in relation to larvicidal and mosquitocidal activities against larvae and adults of Anopheles stephensi (Liston)...
  88. ncbi Screening of some medicinal plants of Ethiopia for their anti-microbial properties and chemical profiles
    Aberra Geyid
    Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute, P O Box 1242 5654, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    J Ethnopharmacol 97:421-7. 2005
    ..to determine the presence of anti-microbial activity in the crude extracts of some of the commonly used medicinal plants as well as to identify the class of compounds in the plants that were subjected to such screening...
  89. ncbi An ethnopharmacological survey of plants used for wound healing in Dogonland, Mali, West Africa
    Kari Inngjerdingen
    Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, University of Oslo, P O Box 1068 Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    J Ethnopharmacol 92:233-44. 2004
    ..This paper reports an ethnopharmacological study in Dogonland with the aim to identify medicinal plants used in the treatment of wounds...
  90. doi Neuroprotective effects of several korean medicinal plants traditionally used for stroke remedy
    Hyang Sook Chun
    Korea Food Research Institute, Sungnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    J Med Food 11:246-51. 2008
    The neuroprotective effect of six aqueous extracts and one alcoholic extract prepared from seven medicinal plants that have been recorded as having therapeutic effects for stroke in Korean traditional medicine were studied using both in ..
  91. ncbi Effects of extracts from Bangladeshi medicinal plants on in vitro proliferation of human breast cancer cell lines and expression of estrogen receptor alpha gene
    Elisabetta Lambertini
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Int J Oncol 24:419-23. 2004
    In this study we determined the activity of extracts from Bangladeshi medicinal plants (Emblica officinalis, Aegle marmelos, Vernonia anthelmintica, Oroxylum indicum, Argemone mexicana) on human breast tumor cell lines. Extracts from E...
  92. doi Application of ionic liquids in the microwave-assisted extraction of polyphenolic compounds from medicinal plants
    Fu You Du
    School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
    Talanta 78:1177-84. 2009
    ..solvents were successfully applied in the microwave-assisted extraction (MAE) of polyphenolic compounds from medicinal plants. ILs, its concentration and MAE conditions were investigated in order to extract polyphenolic compounds ..
  93. ncbi Screening for anti-infective properties of several medicinal plants of the Mauritians flora
    Oumadevi Rangasamy
    Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius
    J Ethnopharmacol 109:331-7. 2007
    ..and Fusarium oxysporum. It was found that crude hexane extracts as well as crude DCM extracts exhibited marked activity against several strains of fungi, especially Colletotrichum glocosporoides, Sclerotinia sclerotium and Guignardia sp...
  94. ncbi In Vivo antimalarial activity of aqueous extracts from Kenyan medicinal plants and their chloroquine (CQ) potentiation effects against a blood-induced CQ-resistant rodent parasite in mice
    Francis W Muregi
    Department of Parasitology, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1 20 1 Handayama, Hamamatsu 431 3192, Japan
    Phytother Res 21:337-43. 2007
    Hot water extracts from eight medicinal plants representing five families, used for malaria treatment in Kenya were screened for their in vivo antimalarial activity in mice against a chloroquine (CQ) resistant Plasmodium berghei NK65, ..
  95. ncbi Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects of Jeju medicinal plants against acne-inducing bacteria
    Sang Suk Kim
    Department of Chemistry, Cheju National University
    J Gen Appl Microbiol 54:101-6. 2008
    ..The present study was conducted to evaluate the antimicrobial activities of Jeju medicinal plants against these etiologic agents of acne vulgaris...
  96. ncbi Activity of essential oils from Brazilian medicinal plants on Escherichia coli
    Marta Cristina Teixeira Duarte
    Research Center for Chemistry, Biology and Agriculture, State University of Campinas, P O Box 6171, CEP 13083 970 Campinas, SP, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 111:197-201. 2007
    Essential oils obtained from leaves of 29 medicinal plants commonly used in Brazil were screened against 13 different Escherichia coli serotypes...
  97. ncbi Antimicrobial activity of South African medicinal plants
    S F van Vuuren
    Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 7 York Road, Parktown 2193, South Africa
    J Ethnopharmacol 119:462-72. 2008
    This paper reviews the antimicrobial research undertaken on South African medicinal plants during the period 1997-2008...
  98. ncbi Medicinal plants of the Meinit ethnic group of Ethiopia: an ethnobotanical study
    Mirutse Giday
    Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, P O Box 1176, Addis Ababa University, Torhailoch Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    J Ethnopharmacol 124:513-21. 2009
    The majority of the Ethiopian people, including the Meinit ethnic group, are highly dependent on medicinal plants for their day-to-day public healthcare and veterinary needs...
  99. pmc Comparative analysis of medicinal plants used in traditional medicine in Italy and Tunisia
    Maria Lucia Leporatti
    Dipartimento di Biologia Vegetale, Universita La Sapienza Roma, Italy
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 5:31. 2009
    ..analysis of the medicinal species present in the respective Floras in order to explore potential analogies and differences in popular phytotherapy that have come out from those reciprocal exchanges having taken place over the centuries..
  100. doi Screening for phosphodiesterase inhibitory activity of Thai medicinal plants
    Prapapan Temkitthawon
    Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok 65000, Thailand
    J Ethnopharmacol 119:214-7. 2008
    ..PDE inhibitors have been used for treatment of many indications such as cardiovascular diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension...
  101. doi Quantitative ethnobotany of medicinal plants used by Kara and Kwego semi-pastoralist people in lower Omo River Valley, Debub Omo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State, Ethiopia
    Tilahun Teklehaymanot
    Endod and Other Medicinal Plants Unit, Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Ababa University, P O Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    J Ethnopharmacol 130:76-84. 2010
    The people in Ethiopia have been using medicinal plants over centuries and the traditional knowledge is passed verbally from generation to generation...

Research Grants76

  1. PLANT ANTITUMOR AGENTS
    Kuo Hsiung Lee; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..by using focused disease-oriented cytotoxicity, mechanistic, and molecular target based screening of selected medicinal plants, chosen either for their therapeutic use to treat cancer(s) or their structural novelty and potency...
  2. BOTANICAS IN ETHNIC HEALTHCARE
    Michael Jones; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..particular attention to herbal therapies including sources, collection, processing and therapeutic uses of medicinal plants. Results of the study can contribute to increasing the quality of clinical research that evaluates the ..
  3. CHEMICAL DIVERSITY LIBRARIES FROM MEDICINAL PLANTS (RMI)
    Kuo Hsiung Lee; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The compounds included in these libraries will be derived from medicinal plants - both isolated natural products and synthetic modified derivatives...
  4. PLANT ANTITUMOR AGENTS
    Kuo Hsiung Lee; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..grant period, the overall goal of the proposed research is to discover novel anticancer drugs from selected medicinal plants that have been chosen either for their therapeutic use to treat cancer(s) or for their novelty...
  5. Induction of MGMT as a Strategy for Chemoprevention
    Kalkunte Srivenugopal; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..acid or OTC), and antioxidant compounds such as silymarin, curcumin and ethanol extracts of several medicinal plants. Increased levels of MGMT mRNA and increased rate of MGMT protein synthesis accounted for the enhanced DNA ..
  6. Chemopreventative properties of Medicinal and Food plants of the Lumbee Tribe
    TRACIE LOCKLEAR; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Lamiaceae), and Brassica oleracea (Brassicaceae). The focus of this investigation will be on both food and medicinal plants associated with cancer chemoprevention among the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina...
  7. Chemopreventative properties of Medicinal and Food plants of the Lumbee Tribe
    TRACIE LOCKLEAR; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Lamiaceae), and Brassica oleracea (Brassicaceae). The focus of this investigation will be on both food and medicinal plants associated with cancer chemoprevention among the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina...
  8. Pilot--Anticancer activities of native plants of Southwe
    MARY O CONNELL; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..We propose to join the expertise of Dr. O'Connel's group, "Medicinal Plants of the Southwest Project" at NMSU in isolation and characterization of native plants form the Southwest ..
  9. Anticancer activity of native plants of the Southwest
    Julian Simon; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..We propose to join the expertise of Dr. O'Connell's group. "Medicinal Plants of the Southwest Project" at NMSU in isolation and characterization of native plants form the Southwest ..
  10. MINORITY RESEARCH ENHANCEMENT THROUGH INTL. EXCHANGE
    Winston Anderson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Therefore, the aim of the research is to carry out surveys on traditional medicinal plants used to treat malaria and helminthic parasites and to evaluate their antimalarial and antischistosomal ..
  11. MINORITY RESEARCH ENHANCEMENT THROUGH INTL. EXCHANGE
    Winston Anderson; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Therefore, the aim of the research is to carry out surveys on traditional medicinal plants used to treat malaria and helminthic parasites and to evaluate their antimalarial and antischistosomal ..
  12. MINORITY RESEARCH ENHANCEMENT THROUGH INTL. EXCHANGE
    Winston Anderson; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Therefore, the aim of the research is to carry out surveys on traditional medicinal plants used to treat malaria and helminthic parasites and to evaluate their antimalarial and antischistosomal ..
  13. BIODIVERSITY OF VIETNAM AND LAOS
    DJAJA SOEJARTO; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..and the Cuc Phuong National Park, on the one hand, and between the PCRPS/UIC and the Research Institute for Medicinal Plants in Laos, on the other, a proposal is made to carry out a collaborative study for an initial period of five ..
  14. BIODIVERSITY OF VIETNAM AND LAOS
    DJAJA SOEJARTO; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..and the Cuc Phuong National Park, on the one hand, and between the PCRPS/UIC and the Research Institute for Medicinal Plants in Laos, on the other, a proposal is made to carry out a collaborative study for an initial period of five ..
  15. Bioassay Guided Isolation of Hypoglycemic Compounds from Philippine Medicinal Pla
    Leah Tolosa; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Of 6,000 endemic plants, it is believed that traditional doctors and herbalists use about 1,500 as medicinal plants of which only 1% has been characterized for their active components...
  16. BIODIVERSITY OF VIETNAM AND LAOS
    DJAJA SOEJARTO; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..and the Cuc Phuong National Park, on the one hand, and between the PCRPS/UIC and the Research Institute for Medicinal Plants in Laos, on the other, a proposal is made to carry out a collaborative study for an initial period of five ..
  17. BIODIVERSITY OF VIETNAM AND LAOS
    DJAJA SOEJARTO; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..and the Cuc Phuong National Park, on the one hand, and between the PCRPS/UIC and the Research Institute for Medicinal Plants in Laos, on the other, a proposal is made to carry out a collaborative study for an initial period of five ..
  18. Bioassay Guided Isolation of Hypoglycemic Compounds from Philippine Medicinal Pla
    Leah Tolosa; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Of 6,000 endemic plants, it is believed that traditional doctors and herbalists use about 1,500 as medicinal plants of which only 1% has been characterized for their active components...
  19. A synergy-based therapy against C. difficile
    Kim Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will develop an effective therapeutic against drug-resistant C. difficile by disabling the mechanism of resistance to berberine, a widely used antimicrobial from medicinal plants.
  20. A synergy-based therapy against C. difficile
    Kim Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We will develop an effective therapeutic against drug-resistant C. difficile by disabling the mechanism of resistance to berberine, a widely used antimicrobial from medicinal plants.
  21. Studies of the Flora and Predator Bacteria of Jordan
    NICHOLAS OBERLIES; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..environments (Botany and Biodiversity), 2) Flora for Herbal Drug Analysis based on safety and efficacy of medicinal plants used traditionally by the People of Jordan (Botany and Ethnobotany), 3) Predator Bacteria from the diverse ..
  22. Studies of the Flora and Predator Bacteria of Jordan
    NICHOLAS OBERLIES; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..environments (Botany and Biodiversity), 2) Flora for Herbal Drug Analysis based on safety and efficacy of medicinal plants used traditionally by the People of Jordan (Botany and Ethnobotany), 3) Predator Bacteria from the diverse ..
  23. WOUND HEALING ACCELERATION USING NATURAL PRODUCTS
    Gerald Hammond; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..the United States, with the aim of linking conservation of biological diversity with sustained economic management of medicinal plants needed for the discovery and development of pharmaceuticals to improve human health.
  24. Environmental Stress Mechanisms Resistance in Plants
    ROLSTON ST HILAIRE; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..the overall long-term goal of determining how environmental stress can alter the chemical constitution of medicinal plants. The two specific aims of this project are (1) determine adaptive mechanisms to drought and nutrient stress ..
  25. Anti-Tubercular Plants from Traditional Medicines of Laos
    BETHANY GWEN ELKINGTON; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..research-training aims to preserve and protect TMK and to demonstrate the value of traditionally used medicinal plants through scientific validation, providing support for an important component of Laos'undeveloped forest ..
  26. ORAL DISSOLUTION OF KIDNEY STONES WITH DRUGS FROM MEDICINAL PLANTS
    FERNANDO SOUTO; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Oral dissolution therapy of kidney stones with diuretic medicinal plants has been known for millennia by the indigenous people of America, India, and Arabia...
  27. ORAL DISSOLUTION OF KIDNEY STONES WITH DRUGS FROM MEDICINAL PLANTS
    FERNANDO SOUTO; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Oral dissolution therapy of kidney stones with diuretic medicinal plants has been known for millennia by the indigenous people of America, India, and Arabia...
  28. ADVANCING BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH & TRAINING IN PUERTO RICO
    ANNE FRAME; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..6) Therapeutical Plants for Schistosomiasis and as Molluscicides. The goal here is to examine some medicinal plants for therapeutic properties against Schistosoma mansoni and which also serve as Molluscicides against the ..
  29. BIODIVERSITY OF VIETNAM AND LAOS
    DJAJA SOEJARTO; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..and the transfer of GIS-based biodiversity assessment technology to Vietnam; (ii) integrated study of medicinal plants of Laos through the strengthening of the Lao Medicinal Plant Database and through a comparative ethnobotany ..
  30. BIODIVERSITY OF VIETNAM AND LAOS
    DJAJA SOEJARTO; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..and the transfer of GIS-based biodiversity assessment technology to Vietnam; (ii) integrated study of medicinal plants of Laos through the strengthening of the Lao Medicinal Plant Database and through a comparative ethnobotany ..
  31. Roots of Rainforest Medicine
    ROBERT ALLEN VOEKS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..As Gentry queried, "Is it an impossible dream to hope that through medicinal plants the biodiversity of tropical forests might be able to save the world from cancer or AIDS?" Combined with a ..
  32. BIODIVERSITY OF VIETNAM AND LAOS
    DJAJA SOEJARTO; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..and the transfer of GIS-based biodiversity assessment technology to Vietnam; (ii) integrated study of medicinal plants of Laos through the strengthening of the Lao Medicinal Plant Database and through a comparative ethnobotany ..
  33. BIODIVERSITY OF VIETNAM AND LAOS
    DJAJA SOEJARTO; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..and the transfer of GIS-based biodiversity assessment technology to Vietnam; (ii) integrated study of medicinal plants of Laos through the strengthening of the Lao Medicinal Plant Database and through a comparative ethnobotany ..
  34. BIODIVERSITY OF VIETNAM AND LAOS
    DJAJA SOEJARTO; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..and the transfer of GIS-based biodiversity assessment technology to Vietnam; (ii) integrated study of medicinal plants of Laos through the strengthening of the Lao Medicinal Plant Database and through a comparative ethnobotany ..
  35. BIODIVERSITY OF VIETNAM AND LAOS
    DJAJA SOEJARTO; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..and the transfer of GIS-based biodiversity assessment technology to Vietnam; (ii) integrated study of medicinal plants of Laos through the strengthening of the Lao Medicinal Plant Database and through a comparative ethnobotany ..
  36. Roots of Rainforest Medicine
    ROBERT VOEKS; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..As Gentry queried, "Is it an impossible dream to hope that through medicinal plants the biodiversity of tropical forests might be able to save the world from cancer or AIDS?" Combined with a ..
  37. BIODIVERSITY OF VIETNAM AND LAOS
    DJAJA SOEJARTO; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..and the transfer of GIS-based biodiversity assessment technology to Vietnam; (ii) integrated study of medicinal plants of Laos through the strengthening of the Lao Medicinal Plant Database and through a comparative ethnobotany ..
  38. BIODIVERSITY OF VIETNAM AND LAOS
    DJAJA SOEJARTO; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..and the transfer of GIS-based biodiversity assessment technology to Vietnam; (ii) integrated study of medicinal plants of Laos through the strengthening of the Lao Medicinal Plant Database and through a comparative ethnobotany ..
  39. DIVERSE NATURAL PRODUCTS FROM ISOLATION AND CHEMICAL MODIFICATION
    LEON ZALKOW; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..The sources of the natural products will be plants used in traditional Chinese medicine, native Americans' medicinal plants, fungal extracts, and combinatorial libraries of natural product derived molecules ("progenomers")...
  40. DIVERSE NATURAL PRODUCTS FROM ISOLATION AND CHEMICAL MODIFICATION
    LEON ZALKOW; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..The sources of the natural products will be plants used in traditional Chinese medicine, native Americans' medicinal plants, fungal extracts, and combinatorial libraries of natural product derived molecules ("progenomers")...
  41. Anti-biofilm activity of white horehound extract in catheter-associated infection
    CASSANDRA LEAH QUAVE; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..White horehound is a wild herbaceous mint native to the Mediterranean. It is one of the most important medicinal plants used within the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) framework of southern Italy...
  42. Cancer Prevention by West African Medicinal Plants
    Michael Wargovich; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] The overall goal of this project is to discover novel, anti-inflammatory compounds from medicinal plants native to West Africa...
  43. Cancer Prevention by West African Medicinal Plants
    Michael Wargovich; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] The overall goal of this project is to discover novel, anti-inflammatory compounds from medicinal plants native to West Africa...
  44. Int'l Center for Indigenous Phytotherapy Studies--TICIPS
    William Folk; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..UWC has outstanding CAM research and educational programs, especially in medicinal plants, and extensive ties with South Africans that use traditional healers, and with the South African government...
  45. Int'l Center for Indigenous Phytotherapy Studies--TICIPS
    William Folk; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..UWC has outstanding CAM research and educational programs, especially in medicinal plants, and extensive ties with South Africans that use traditional healers, and with the South African government...
  46. Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in PNG
    Louis R Barrows; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Medicines Taskforce, and student theses, to provide pharmacologic validation and chemical standardization of medicinal plants, and the identification of novel bioactive molecules...
  47. Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in PNG
    LOUIS BARROWS; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Medicines Taskforce, and student theses, to provide pharmacologic validation and chemical standardization of medicinal plants, and the identification of novel bioactive molecules...
  48. Biodiversity and Drug Discovery in the Phillipines
    Michael Kron; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Secondly, research will critically evaluate and prioritize promising medicinal plants with incomplete pre-clinical data, such as many species listed in the Philippines Registry of Medicinal ..
  49. Biodiversity and Drug Discovery in the Phillipines
    Michael Kron; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Secondly, research will critically evaluate and prioritize promising medicinal plants with incomplete pre-clinical data, such as many species listed in the Philippines Registry of Medicinal ..
  50. 2/2-Carribean Consortium for Research in Environmental and Occupational Health: *
    MAUREEN YVETTE LICHTVELD; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..in large and small-scale agriculture;and 3) environmental contamination of nutraceuticals and indigenous medicinal plants. An important aspect of CCREOH will be engaging the indigenous and other health disparate communities in ..
  51. PLANT ANTITUMOR AGENTS
    Kuo Hsiung Lee; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..by using focused disease-oriented cytotoxicity, mechanistic, and molecular target based screening of selected medicinal plants, chosen either for their therapeutic use to treat cancer(s) or their structural novelty and potency...
  52. PLANT ANTITUMOR AGENTS
    Kuo Hsiung Lee; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..by using focused disease-oriented cytotoxicity, mechanistic, and molecular target based screening of selected medicinal plants, chosen either for their therapeutic use to treat cancer(s) or their structural novelty and potency...
  53. PLANT ANTITUMOR AGENTS
    Kuo Hsiung Lee; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..by using focused disease-oriented cytotoxicity, mechanistic, and molecular target based screening of selected medicinal plants, chosen either for their therapeutic use to treat cancer(s) or their structural novelty and potency...
  54. NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY MBRS RISE TO EXCELLENCE PROGRAM
    ELBA SERRANO; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..three inquiry-based team research experiences during the summer for undergraduate and graduate students: Medicinal Plants of the Southwest, will recruit non-majors to biomedical research;Genomics Discovery, will retain science ..
  55. CHEMICAL DIVERSITY LIBRARIES FROM MEDICINAL PLANTS
    Kuo Hsiung Lee; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The compounds included in these libraries will be derived from medicinal plants - both isolated natural products and synthetic modified derivatives...
  56. CHEMICAL DIVERSITY LIBRARIES FROM MEDICINAL PLANTS (RMI)
    Kuo Hsiung Lee; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The compounds included in these libraries will be derived from medicinal plants - both isolated natural products and synthetic modified derivatives...
  57. CHEMICAL STUDIES OF NOVEL SULFUR CONTAINING ANTIBIOTICS
    Eloy Rodriguez; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..of naturally occurring dithiacyclohexadienes, we specifically propose to: (1) chemically screen a variety of medicinal plants and tissue cultures of the Asteraceae, for novel dithiapolyacetylenes and related bioactive metabolites (2) ..
  58. NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY MBRS RISE TO EXCELLENCE PROGRAM
    Elba E Serrano; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..three inquiry-based team research experiences during the summer for undergraduate and graduate students: Medicinal Plants of the Southwest, will recruit non-majors to biomedical research;Genomics Discovery, will retain science ..
  59. Mechanistic analysis of flavonoids on bacterial virulence
    Howard C Hang; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..for type III protein secretion in Gram-negative bacterial pathogens, we discovered specific flavonoids from medicinal plants that do not interfere with bacterial growth can effectively antagonize this key bacterial virulence pathway ..
  60. Natural Products from Under-explored Microorganisms
    Ben Shen; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..selection are: (i) the uniqueness and richness of biodiversity, (ii) symbiosis with traditional Chinese medicinal plants, (iii) morphological and taxonomical distinctiveness, and (iv) bias towards actinomycetes...
  61. NOVEL INHIBITORS OF DNA TOPOISOMERASE II
    Kuo Hsiung Lee; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..effective, and clinically relevant anticancer drugs targeted to human DNA topoisomerase II from Chinese medicinal plants. The compounds we anticipate to isolate will have unique activity against etoposide-resistant cells...
  62. NOVEL INHIBITORS OF DNA TOPOISOMERASE II
    Kuo Hsiung Lee; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..effective, and clinically relevant anticancer drugs targeted to human DNA topoisomerase II from Chinese medicinal plants. The compounds we anticipate to isolate will have unique activity against etoposide-resistant cells...
  63. BOTANICAS IN ETHNIC HEALTHCARE
    Michael Jones; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..particular attention to herbal therapies including sources, collection, processing and therapeutic uses of medicinal plants. Results of the study can contribute to increasing the quality of clinical research that evaluates the ..
  64. PLANT ANTITUMOR AGENTS
    Kuo Hsiung Lee; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..grant period, the overall goal of the proposed research is to discover novel anticancer drugs from selected medicinal plants that have been chosen either for their therapeutic use to treat cancer(s) or for their novelty...
  65. PLANT ANTITUMOR AGENTS
    Kuo Hsiung Lee; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..grant period, the overall goal of the proposed research is to discover novel anticancer drugs from selected medicinal plants that have been chosen either for their therapeutic use to treat cancer(s) or for their novelty...
  66. PLANT ANTITUMOR AGENTS
    Kuo Hsiung Lee; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..grant period, the overall goal of the proposed research is to discover novel anticancer drugs from selected medicinal plants that have been chosen either for their therapeutic use to treat cancer(s) or for their novelty...
  67. Anti-pathogenic activity of natural products from plants against MRSA
    Cassandra Quave; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..by applicant): Complementary and alternative medical (CAM) practices that incorporate the application of medicinal plants are commonplace in southern Italy...
  68. Core--Plant Natural Products
    Ching Jer Chang; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..of plant materials for study will be focused on three major groups: (a) edible plants, primarily non-USA; (b) medicinal plants used in traditional systems of medicine such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, particularly those employed in ..
  69. Advancing Drug Development from Medicinal Plants using Transcriptomics and Metabo
    SARAH E O apos CONNOR; Fiscal Year: 2010
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Medicinal plants produce a wealth of pharmaceutical compounds such as taxol, vincristine, and morphine...
  70. Advancing Drug Development from Medicinal Plants using Transcriptomics and Metabo
    Joe Chappell; Fiscal Year: 2009
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Medicinal plants produce a wealth of pharmaceutical compounds such as taxol, vincristine, and morphine...