Journal of Diseases and Medicinal Plants

Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2016

  • Editorial

    Phytochemical Analysis and Antimicrobial Activity of Methanolic, Ethanolic and Acetonic Extracts of Stem Bark and Leaf of Neem Plant (Azadirachta indica)

    Effiong Edet Bassey, Gwana Adamu Mohammed, Halima Mohammed Bala, Umeh Sophina Ogonna, Bagudu Buhari Yawuri, Okoli C. Maduchi

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2016
    Pages: 14-25
    Received: Dec. 30, 2015
    Accepted: Feb. 28, 2016
    Published: Jun. 07, 2016
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    Abstract: This study was carried out on phytochemicals and in vitro screening of antibacterial potentials of ethanolic, methanolic and acetonic extracts of stem bark and leaves of Neem plant (Azadirachta indica) by using the methods of AOAC; and agar diffusion technique. The extracts of the leaves and the stem bark were prepared and screened for the presence... Show More
  • Gut Dysbiosis Clinical Indicators Associate with Body Weight Gain and Cognitive Dysfunction in High-Fat Diet-Induced Pre-obese Mice

    Paul F. Seke Etet, Fayez K. Alharbi, Sayed Y. Osman, Rejo Jacob Joseph, Yahia M. Bushara, Lorella Vecchio, John C. Chijuka, Shama I. Y. Adam, Elhassan M. A. Saeed, Mohammed Farahna

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2016
    Pages: 26-42
    Received: Apr. 18, 2016
    Accepted: May 17, 2016
    Published: Jun. 16, 2016
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    Abstract: Obesity associates with mood and anxiety disorders, cognitive dysfunction, and motor decline, whose major causes are puzzling, since obesogenic mechanisms are complex, including a marked intestinal dysbiosis and a sustained metabolic syndrome encompassing hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, systemic inflammation and oxidative stress in both humans and... Show More