Clinical Phytoscience

International Journal of Phytomedicine and Phytotherapy

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  1. Original contribution

    African locust bean (Parkia biglobosa, Jacq Benth) leaf extract affects mitochondrial redox chemistry and inhibits angiotensin-converting enzyme in vitro

    Parkia biglobosa leaf has popular ethnomedicinal use in tropical Africa. However, little is known about its molecular biological effects. This study sought to investigate the in vitro ...

    Kayode Komolafe, Afolabi C. Akinmoladun, Titilope R. Komolafe, Mary T. Olaleye, Akintunde A. Akindahunsi and Joao B. T. Rocha

    Clinical Phytoscience 2017 3:19

    Published on: 20 October 2017

  2. Original Contribution

    Improved micropropagation of Bacopa monnieri (L.) Wettst. (Plantaginaceae) and antimicrobial activity of in vitro and ex vitro raised plants against multidrug-resistant clinical isolates of urinary tract infecting (UTI) and respiratory tract infecting (RTI) bacteria

    Nowadays the multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacterial pathogens are a major concern of the medical science. Medicinal plants may be considered as new sources for producing antibacterial agents. The present study ai...

    Sk Moquammel Haque, Avijit Chakraborty, Diganta Dey, Swapna Mukherjee, Sanghamitra Nayak and Biswajit Ghosh

    Clinical Phytoscience 2017 3:17

    Published on: 27 September 2017

  3. Original contribution

    Neuroprotective effects of Peltophorum pterocarpum leaf extract against hydrogen peroxide induced oxidative stress and cytotoxicity

    Peltophorum pterocarpum is a plant from the family of Leguminosae and a tropical tree found in South East Asia region. The leaves of the plant is rich in anti-oxidant polyphenols. Trad...

    Theanmalar Masilamani, Thavamanithevi Subramaniam, Norshariza Nordin and Rozita Rosli

    Clinical Phytoscience 2017 3:16

    Published on: 12 September 2017

  4. Original Contribution

    Mitigative effects of Moringa oleifera against liver injury induced by artesunate-amodiaquine antimalarial combination in wistar rats

    Artesunate-amodiaquine (AS-AQ) is an antimalarial drug. It is associated with improved cure rates, accelerated response to therapy and delayed development of resistance. However, liver damage, neurotoxicity an...

    Mitchel Otieno Okumu, Francis Okumu Ochola, James Mucunu Mbaria, Laetitia Wakonyu Kanja, Daniel Waweru Gakuya, Alice Wairimu Kinyua, Paul Onyango Okumu and Stephen Gitahi Kiama

    Clinical Phytoscience 2017 3:18

    Published on: 4 September 2017

  5. Original contribution

    Pleurotus tuber-regium mushrooms in the diet of rats ameliorates reproductive and testicular injury caused by carbon tetrachloride

    The incidence of male infertility arising from male sexual dysfunction is high especially in the sub saharan Africa. African foods may hold promise to reverse this trend. The aim of this study therefore is to ...

    Kenneth Obinna Okolo, Orish Ebere Orisakwe and Iyeopu Minakiri Siminialayi

    Clinical Phytoscience 2017 3:14

    Published on: 15 July 2017

  6. Review

    The premenstrual syndrome, premenstrual mastodynia, fibrocystic mastopathy and infertility have often common roots: effects of extracts of chasteberry (Vitex agnus castus) as a solution

    The dried fruits of the chaste tree Vitex agnus castus (VAC) were traditionally used by monks as a substitute for pepper and was therefore also called Monk’s pepper. For the last 50 years it is commercially provi...

    Dana Seidlova-Wuttke and Wolfgang Wuttke

    Clinical Phytoscience 2017 3:6

    Published on: 22 March 2017

  7. Original contribution

    Antibacterial, antioxidant and anticancer properties of Turbinaria conoides (J. Agardh) Kuetz

    Cancer causes leading death in the world population due to exposure of various carcinogenic/mutagenic agents, radiation and life style. There are 2.6 million new cases diagnosed each year. Therefore, the objec...

    Arumugama Ponnan, Kavipriya Ramu, Murugan Marudhamuthu, Ramar Marimuthu, Kamalakannan Siva and Murugan Kadarkarai

    Clinical Phytoscience 2017 3:5

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  8. Original contribution

    Gastrothylax crumenifer: Ultrastructure and histopathology study of in vitro trematodicidal action of Marattia fraxinea (Sm.)

    Trematodicidal action of Marattia fraxinea (Sm.) rhizome, extracts against adult Gastrothylax crumenifer and its morphological changes under light and scanning electron microscope was studied in this work. This p...

    Kalpana Devi Rajesh, Vasantha Subramani, Panneerselvam Annamalai, Rajesh Nakulan V., Jeyathilakan Narayanaperumal, Perumal Ponraj and Rajasekar Durai

    Clinical Phytoscience 2017 3:3

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  9. Original contribution

    Carbon tetrachloride induced hepatorenal toxicity in rats: possible protective effects of wild Pleurotus tuber-regium

    The economic cost of and liver and kidney diseases in Sub Saharan Africa remain prohibitive, hence the quest for medicinal foods that can reverse hepato-renal damages. The aim of this study is to investigate t...

    Kenneth Obinna Okolo, Iyeopu Minakiri Siminialayi and Orish Ebere Orisakwe

    Clinical Phytoscience 2017 3:2

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  10. Original contribution

    Evaluation of pharmacological activities of methanol extract of Ixora cuneifolia leaves

    In the current study in vitro antioxidant, thrombolytic and in vivo analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-diarrheal activities of methanol extract of Ixora cuneifolia leaves (MEIL) were investigated.

    Tamanna Binte Huq, M. Sohanur Rahman, M. Akhlatun Nure, Md Solayman Hossain, Abeer Sarwar, Azharul Islam, Munny Das, Md Emdadul Haque, Tasnia Malik, Md Wali Reza, Bikash Chandra Adhikary, Minhazur Rahman, Taslima Begum and Mst Marium Begum

    Clinical Phytoscience 2016 2:22

    Published on: 26 October 2016

  11. Original contribution

    Vitex agnus-castus dry extract BNO 1095 (Agnucaston®) inhibits uterine hyper-contractions and inflammation in experimental models for primary dysmenorrhea

    For many women, the monthly suffering induced by menstrual “cramps” is severe enough to profoundly disrupt their quality of life. In the case of primary dysmenorrhea, a condition related to premenstrual syndro...

    Johann Röhrl, Oliver Werz, Aldo Ammendola and Gerald Künstle

    Clinical Phytoscience 2016 2:20

    Published on: 5 October 2016

  12. Original contribution

    Effects of Garcinia kola biflavonoid fractions on serum lipid profile and kidney function parameters in hyperlipidemic rats

    Garcinia kola is used in traditional medicine in various parts of Africa including Nigeria for the amelioration of hypertension, cough, diabetes, sickle cell anemia, bacterial and fung...

    Ene B. Adejor, Danladi A. Ameh, Dorcas B. James, Olumuyiwa A. Owolabi and Uche S. Ndidi

    Clinical Phytoscience 2016 2:19

    Published on: 29 September 2016

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