Journal of Diseases and Medicinal Plants

Volume 1, Issue 1, April 2015

  • Oxidative Stress Attenuation in Hiv/Aids Patients on Antiretroviral Drugs by Calyx Juice of Hibiscus sabdariffa Linn (Malvaceae)

    Franklin Nyenty Tabe, Nicolas Njintang Yanou, Armel Herve Nwabo Kamdje, Aurélie –Solange Agume Ntso

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, April 2015
    Pages: 1-7
    Received: Apr. 19, 2015
    Accepted: Apr. 24, 2015
    Published: Apr. 30, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jdmp.20150101.11
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    Abstract: The present study was aimed at evaluating the in vivo antioxidant potential of Hibiscus sabdariffa Linnaeus calyx juice (foléré) in HIV/AIDS patients on antiretroviral therapy. In the study, 5g of dried calyces were decocted with 250 mL of fresh tap water at 95°C for 15 minutes. The experimental design was a case-control randomized blinded trial in... Show More
  • Bioactivity and Therapeutic Potential of Plant Extracts in Cancer and Infectious Diseases

    Simeon Pierre Chegaing Fodouop, Richard Tagne Simo, Jeremie Mbo Amvene, Emmanuel Talla, Paul Faustin Seke Etet, Paul Takam, Armel Herve Nwabo Kamdje, Jean-Marc Muller

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, April 2015
    Pages: 8-18
    Received: Apr. 20, 2015
    Accepted: Apr. 24, 2015
    Published: Apr. 30, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jdmp.20150101.12
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    Abstract: Medicinal plants have been used particularly in resource poor communities of the African continent as an alternative for the treatment of infectious diseases. Traditional medicine plays a critical role in treatment of chronic debilitating and life threatening conditions and infectious diseases. Cancer is one such condition whose therapeutic interve... Show More
  • Medicinal Plants in Breast Cancer Therapy

    Tagne Simo Richard, Armel Herve Nwabo Kamdje, Farah Mukhtar

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, April 2015
    Pages: 19-23
    Received: Apr. 20, 2015
    Accepted: Apr. 24, 2015
    Published: Apr. 30, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jdmp.20150101.13
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    Abstract: Various active compounds (or their semi-synthetic derivatives) derived from medicinal plants have been assessed for their efficacy and tolerability in the treatment of breast cancer. Some of these plant species, including Taxus baccata (paclitaxel, docetaxel), Podophyllum peltatum (etoposide), Camptotheca acuminata (camptothecin) and Vinca rosea (v... Show More