Journal of Diseases and Medicinal Plants

Volume 4, Issue 4, August 2018

  • Evaluation of Antidiabetic Activity of Aqueous Extract of Leaves from Phragmanthera capitata (Sprengel) S. Balle (Laurenthaceae) in Wistar Albino Rats

    Cesaire Feudjio, Guy Sedar Singor Njateng, Jules-Roger Kuiate

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, August 2018
    Pages: 96-109
    Received: Aug. 23, 2018
    Accepted: Sep. 07, 2018
    Published: Nov. 09, 2018
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    Abstract: Diabetes mellitus is a public health problem affecting about 8.4% of people in the world and knows an alarming progression in sub-Saharan Africa and in Cameroon precisely. The current therapeutic strategies have prohibitive prices, are unavailable and have harmful side-effects. So, this work aimed at contributing to the valorization of medicinal fl... Show More
  • Ethnobotanical Survey of Medicinal Plants in Mwala Sub-County, Machakos County, Kenya

    Caleb Mutwiwa, Brian Rotich, Matthaeus Kauti, Jafford Rithaa

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, August 2018
    Pages: 110-119
    Received: Sep. 25, 2018
    Accepted: Oct. 23, 2018
    Published: Nov. 13, 2018
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    Abstract: Studies on traditional use of medicinal plants can provide leads towards discovery of pharmaceutical drugs for treatment of both human and livestock diseases. This study sought to identify and document the use of medicinal plants by residents of Mwala Sub-county in Machakos County, Kenya. The research employed cross-sectional research design where ... Show More