Summary: Plants whose roots, leaves, seeds, bark, or other constituent possess therapeutic, tonic, purgative, or other pharmacologic activity when administered to higher animals.
Publications294 found, 100 shown here
- Medicinal plants and antimicrobial activityJ 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. 2005In 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...
- 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. 2007A 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...
- Medicinal plants of India with anti-diabetic potentialJ 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...
- Medicinal plants of the caatinga (semi-arid) vegetation of NE Brazil: a quantitative approachUlysses 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...
- Drug discovery from medicinal plantsMarcy 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. 2005Current research in drug discovery from medicinal plants involves a multifaceted approach combining botanical, phytochemical, biological, and molecular techniques...
- Medicinal plants: traditions of yesterday and drugs of tomorrowAmeenah 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...
- A new approach to study medicinal plants with tannins and flavonoids contents from the local knowledgeThiago 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....
- Medicinal plants in the Mediterranean area: synthesis of the results of the project RubiaM 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...
- The importance of weeds in ethnopharmacologyJ R Stepp
Laboratories of Ethnobiology, Department of Anthropology, Baldwin Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 1619, USA
J Ethnopharmacol 75:19-23. 2001Tropical 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 ..
- 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 AmericaLena 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. 2010Traditionally 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 ..
- In vitro screening of five local medicinal plants for antibacterial activity using disc diffusion methodM R S Zaidan
Bioassay Unit, Herbal Medicine Research Centre, Institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur
Trop Biomed 22:165-70. 2005b>Medicinal plants have many traditional claims including the treatment of ailments of infectious origin. In the evaluation of traditional claims, scientific research is important...
- Ethnobotanical study on medicinal plants around Mt.Yinggeling, Hainan Island, ChinaXi Long Zheng
South China Botanical Garden, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, China
J Ethnopharmacol 124:197-210. 2009The main objectives were to collect information on the use of medicinal plants and compare medicinal plant traditions between Run and Qi.
- Polyphenolic compounds in the fruits of Egyptian medicinal plants (Terminalia bellerica, Terminalia chebula and Terminalia horrida): characterization, quantitation and determination of antioxidant capacitiesBeate 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...
- Anti-proliferative activity of essential oil extracted from Thai medicinal plants on KB and P388 cell linesJiradej 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. 2006Anti-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...
- Use patterns and knowledge of medicinal species among two rural communities in Brazil's semi-arid northeastern regionJulio 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...
- Use of medicinal plants for the treatment of oral diseases in Burkina FasoHadissa Tapsoba
Ecole de Santé Publique, Faculte de Medecine, UPRES EA 3444, Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France
J Ethnopharmacol 104:68-78. 2006This paper presents the findings of an investigation into the treatment of oral diseases with medicinal plants in the Kadiogo province, Burkina Faso...
- Identification of medicinal plants in the family Fabaceae using a potential DNA barcode ITS2Ting 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. 2010To test whether the ITS2 region is an effective marker for use in authenticating of the family Fabaceae which contains many important medicinal plants.
- Traditional phytotherapy and trans-cultural pharmacy among Turkish migrants living in Cologne, GermanyAndrea 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.
- Evaluation of antioxidant and free radical scavenging capacities of some Nigerian indigenous medicinal plantsAfolabi C Akinmoladun
Drug Metabolism and Toxicology Unit, Department of Biochemistry, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
J Med Food 13:444-51. 2010Methanolic 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, ..
- Effects of extracts from Italian medicinal plants on planktonic growth, biofilm formation and adherence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureusCassandra 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)...
- In vitro antiplasmodial activity of medicinal plants native to or naturalised in South AfricaCailean 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...
- A comparison of knowledge about medicinal plants for three rural communities in the semi-arid region of northeast of BrazilCecília 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....
- Antifungal activity of some Tanzanian plants used traditionally for the treatment of fungal infectionsOmar 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...
- Antidiabetic agents from medicinal plantsMankil 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 ..
- Medicinal plants used for the treatment of diarrhoea in northern Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South AfricaH 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...
- Evaluation of antioxidant and nitric oxide inhibitory activities of selected Malaysian medicinal plantsK Saha
Laboratory of Phytomedicines, Institute of Bioscience, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
J Ethnopharmacol 92:263-7. 2004Methanol extracts of seven Malaysian medicinal plants were screened for antioxidant and nitric oxide inhibitory activities...
- Anti-quorum sensing activity of medicinal plants in southern FloridaAllison 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 ..
- An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used by the Didayi tribe of Malkangiri district of Orissa, IndiaChiranjibi 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...
- Antioxidative activity, polyphenolic content and anti-glycation effect of some Thai medicinal plants traditionally used in diabetic patientsW Kusirisin
Department of Pharmaceutical Science, Faculty of Pharmacy, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Med Chem 5:139-47. 2009Ethanolic 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) ..
- Anticariogenic activity of some tropical medicinal plants against Streptococcus mutansJae 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...
- Herbal and food folk medicines of the Russlanddeutschen living in Künzelsau/Taläcker, South-Western GermanyAndrea 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....
- Potential medicinal plants for CNS disorders: an overviewVikas 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, ..
- Studies on pharmaceutical ethnobotany in the region of Pallars (Pyrenees, Catalonia, Iberian Peninsula). Part I. General results and new or very rare medicinal plantsA 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...
- Antioxidant activity and phenolic compounds in selected herbsW 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...
- Comparative evaluation of hypoglycaemic activity of some Indian medicinal plants in alloxan diabetic ratsAjit Kar
Satsang Herbal Research and Analytical Laboratories, PO Satsang 814 116 Deoghar, India
J Ethnopharmacol 84:105-8. 2003In 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...
- Effect of oil extracted from some medicinal plants on different mycotoxigenic fungiK M Soliman
Food Technology and Dairy Departments, National Research Center, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt
Food Chem Toxicol 40:1669-75. 2002Essential oils of 12 medicinal plants were tested for inhibitory activity against Aspergillus flavus, A. parasiticus, A. ochraceus and Fusarium moniliforme...
- Phytochemicals from traditional medicinal plants used in the treatment of diarrhoea: modes of action and effects on intestinal functionEnzo A Palombo
Environment and Biotechnology Centre, Faculty of Life and Social Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
Phytother Res 20:717-24. 2006b>Medicinal plants have been used as traditional treatments for numerous human diseases for thousands of years...
- Medicinal plants: historical and cross-cultural usage patternsRobert 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...
- Antimicrobial activity of medicinal plants against oral microorganismsG 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...
- Screening antifungal activities of selected medicinal plantsE 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...
- Leads from Indian medicinal plants with hypoglycemic potentialsPulok 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...
- Brine shrimp toxicity of some plants used as traditional medicines in Kagera Region, north western TanzaniaM 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...
- Systematic review of herbs and dietary supplements for glycemic control in diabetesGloria 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...
- Systematics and health effects of chemically distinct tannins in medicinal plantsTakuo Okuda
Okayama University, Tsushima, Okayama 700 8530, Japan
Phytochemistry 66:2012-31. 2005The 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 ..
- Indigenous use and bio-efficacy of medicinal plants in the Rasuwa District, Central NepalYadav 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...
- Antiviral and antimicrobial activities of Colombian medicinal plantsA 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.
- 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...
- Ethnobotanical study of some Ghanaian anti-malarial plantsAlex 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...
- Reconstructed materia medica of the Medieval and Ottoman al-ShamEfraim 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...
- Genome-based approaches to the authentication of medicinal plantsNikolaus J Sucher
Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, University of Western Sydney, Penrith South DC, NSW, Australia
Planta Med 74:603-23. 2008b>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 ..
- Ethnoveterinary medicines for cattle (Bos indicus) in Bulamogi county, Uganda: plant species and mode of useJohn 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...
- Ethnobotanical knowledge of the Istro-Romanians of Zejane in CroatiaAndrea 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....
- In vitro anti-Helicobacter pylori activity of extracts of selected medicinal plants from North West CameroonRoland 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...
- The use and safety of non-allopathic Indian medicinesN 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...
- The importance of botellas and other plant mixtures in Dominican traditional medicineIna 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...
- Anti-diabetic activity of medicinal plants and its relationship with their antioxidant propertyM 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...
- Traditional medicine in north Côte-d'Ivoire: screening of 50 medicinal plants for antibacterial activityW 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...
- 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. 2006An ethnobotanical survey was carried out to collect information on the use of medicinal plants in Southern Western Ghats of India (Madurai district, Tamil Nadu)...
- Mexican plants with hypoglycaemic effect used in the treatment of diabetesAdolfo 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....
- Studies on the in vitro and in vivo hypoglycemic activities of some medicinal plants used in treatment of diabetes in Jordanian traditional medicineI 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...
- Anti-Candida activity of Brazilian medicinal plantsMarta 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. 2005Essential 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...
- In vitro cytotoxic activity of Thai medicinal plants used traditionally to treat cancerArunporn 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...
- Antibacterial activity of Thai medicinal plants against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureusMullika 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...
- A rapid RP-HPTLC densitometry method for simultaneous determination of major flavonoids in important medicinal plantsPamita 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...
- Bringing medicinal plants into cultivation: opportunities and challenges for biotechnologyPeter 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 ..
- Re-examining hypotheses concerning the use and knowledge of medicinal plants: a study in the Caatinga vegetation of NE BrazilUlysses 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...
- 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 AlgeriaNawel 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 ..
- Total phenolic content, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of some medicinal plantsMemnune 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...
- Bioassay screening of the essential oil and various extracts from 4 spices medicinal plantsFariba 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...
- The activity of medicinal plants and secondary metabolites on eosinophilic inflammationAlexandre 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...
- Ethnomedicine of the Kagera Region, north western Tanzania. Part 2: The medicinal plants used in Katoro Ward, Bukoba DistrictMainen 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...
- A target based therapeutic approach towards diabetes mellitus using medicinal plantsPranav 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...
- Anti-inflammatory, anticholinesterase, antioxidant and phytochemical properties of medicinal plants used for pain-related ailments in South AfricaO 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. 2010Extracts of seven South African medicinal plants used traditionally for the treatment of pain-related ailments were evaluated.
- 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. 2007In this paper, 126 traditional medicinal plants from Kirklareli Province in Turkey have been reported...
- 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...
- Metabolomics of medicinal plants: the importance of multivariate analysis of analytical chemistry dataTaketo 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 ..
- Study of antidiarrhoeal activity of four medicinal plants in castor-oil induced diarrhoeaF 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...
- Antimutagenic activity of methanolic extracts of four ayurvedic medicinal plantsFarrukh 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...
- Hypoglycemic activity and antioxidant potential of some medicinal plants traditionally used in Turkey for diabetesMustafa 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...
- Screening of indigenous Palestinian medicinal plants for potential anti-inflammatory and cytotoxic activityMary 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...
- An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants in Babungo, Northwest Region, CameroonDavid J Simbo
Department of Bioscience Engineering, Faculty of Science, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 6:8. 2010An 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.
- Indian medicinal plants as antiradicals and DNA cleavage protectorsA 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...
- Inhibition of gastric H+,K+-ATPase activity by flavonoids, coumarins and xanthones isolated from Mexican medicinal plantsRicardo Reyes-Chilpa
Instituto de Quimica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, D F Mexico, Mexico
J Ethnopharmacol 105:167-72. 2006b>Medicinal plants are commonly used in Latin American folk medicine for the treatment of gastric problems...
- Antiviral potentials of medicinal plantsMuhammad Mukhtar
University of Arid Agriculture Rawalpindi, Murree Road, Rawalpindi 46300, Pakistan
Virus Res 131:111-20. 2008b>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...
- Ethnopharmacological approaches to wound healing--exploring medicinal plants of IndiaB 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 ..
- An ethnopharmacological survey and in vitro confirmation of ethnopharmacological use of medicinal plants used for wound healing in Bosomtwi-Atwima-Kwanwoma area, GhanaChristian 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-..
- 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. 2009The 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)...
- Screening of some medicinal plants of Ethiopia for their anti-microbial properties and chemical profilesAberra 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...
- An ethnopharmacological survey of plants used for wound healing in Dogonland, Mali, West AfricaKari 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...
- Neuroprotective effects of several korean medicinal plants traditionally used for stroke remedyHyang Sook Chun
Korea Food Research Institute, Sungnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea
J Med Food 11:246-51. 2008The 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 ..
- Effects of extracts from Bangladeshi medicinal plants on in vitro proliferation of human breast cancer cell lines and expression of estrogen receptor alpha geneElisabetta Lambertini
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
Int J Oncol 24:419-23. 2004In 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...
- Application of ionic liquids in the microwave-assisted extraction of polyphenolic compounds from medicinal plantsFu 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 ..
- Screening for anti-infective properties of several medicinal plants of the Mauritians floraOumadevi 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...
- 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 miceFrancis W Muregi
Department of Parasitology, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1 20 1 Handayama, Hamamatsu 431 3192, Japan
Phytother Res 21:337-43. 2007Hot 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, ..
- Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects of Jeju medicinal plants against acne-inducing bacteriaSang 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...
- Activity of essential oils from Brazilian medicinal plants on Escherichia coliMarta 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. 2007Essential oils obtained from leaves of 29 medicinal plants commonly used in Brazil were screened against 13 different Escherichia coli serotypes...
- Antimicrobial activity of South African medicinal plantsS 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. 2008This paper reviews the antimicrobial research undertaken on South African medicinal plants during the period 1997-2008...
- Medicinal plants of the Meinit ethnic group of Ethiopia: an ethnobotanical studyMirutse Giday
Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, P O Box 1176, Addis Ababa University, Torhailoch Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
J Ethnopharmacol 124:513-21. 2009The 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...
- Comparative analysis of medicinal plants used in traditional medicine in Italy and TunisiaMaria 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..
- Screening for phosphodiesterase inhibitory activity of Thai medicinal plantsPrapapan 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...
- 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, EthiopiaTilahun 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. 2010The people in Ethiopia have been using medicinal plants over centuries and the traditional knowledge is passed verbally from generation to generation...
- PLANT ANTITUMOR AGENTSKuo 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...
- BOTANICAS IN ETHNIC HEALTHCAREMichael 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 ..
- 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...
- PLANT ANTITUMOR AGENTSKuo 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...
- Induction of MGMT as a Strategy for ChemopreventionKalkunte 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 ..
- A synergy-based therapy against C. difficileKim 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.
- Cancer Prevention by West African Medicinal PlantsMichael Wargovich; Fiscal Year: 2007The overall goal of this project is to discover novel, anti-inflammatory compounds from medicinal plants native to West Africa...
- Int'l Center for Indigenous Phytotherapy Studies--TICIPSWilliam 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...
- Anti-pathogenic activity of natural products from plants against MRSACassandra Quave; Fiscal Year: 2007Complementary and alternative medical (CAM) practices that incorporate the application of medicinal plants are commonplace in southern Italy...