Journal of Diseases and Medicinal Plants

Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2021

  • In Vitro antisickling and Free Radical Scavenging Activities of Kigelia africana (LAM) Stem Bark

    Tatiana Kangah Mireille Kple, Joel Akakpo-Akue, Koffi Adou Mathieu Kra, N’Guessan Bra Yvette Fofie, Koffi Julien Golly, Ibrahime Sanogo, Antoinette Claire Chiaye Yapo-Crezoit

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2021
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: Dec. 12, 2020
    Accepted: Dec. 30, 2020
    Published: Jan. 30, 2021
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    Abstract: Kigelia africana dried bark has been recommended in the management of sickle cell anemia by traditional practitioners. The aim of this study was to evaluate in vitro antioxidant and sickling inhibitory activities of Kigelia africana. Quantitative estimation of phenolic compounds was performed using colorimetric method in hydro-ethanolic extract (70... Show More
  • Traditional Healing Methods: Focus on the Medicinal Plants Against Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection

    Yusuf-Babatunde Moruf Ademola, Quadri Jelili Akorede, Solaja Olatunde Odutola, Kuku Mukaila Akorede

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2021
    Pages: 6-13
    Received: Dec. 23, 2020
    Accepted: Jan. 08, 2021
    Published: Feb. 09, 2021
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    Abstract: Background: In African health care system, medicinal plants are major components and most assorted of all therapeutic systems. In major parts of rural Africa, traditional healers prescribing medicinal plants are the most easily accessible and affordable health resource available to the local community and at times the only therapy that subsists. Co... Show More
  • Chemical Characterization and Antibacterial Efficacy of Essential Oils of Three Lamiaceae Species Growing in Cameroon

    Helene Gueaba Mbuntcha, Hervet Paulin Dogmo Fogang, Verlaine Woguem, Patrick Sonkoue, Pamela Kenfack, Kelly Djeuga, Christine Schippa, Elisabet Dunach, Jackson Armel Seukep, Stephen Tamekou Lacmata, Theophile Fonkou, Leon Azefack Tapondjou, Hilaire Macaire Womeni

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2021
    Pages: 14-21
    Received: Jan. 31, 2021
    Accepted: Feb. 08, 2021
    Published: Feb. 27, 2021
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    Abstract: Essential oils (EOs) have aroused attention among the naturally-occurring therapeutic compounds with anti-infective properties. This study examined the chemical composition and the antibacterial potential of EOs from three Lamiaceae species including Ocimum gratissimum (leaves), Plecthrantus epilithicus (leaves), and Satureja robusta (leaves and fl... Show More
  • Anti-arthritic Activity of the Aqueous Extract of the Aerial Parts of Mitracarpus scaber (Rubiaceae) Zucc in Rats Wistar

    Georges Abizi, Ouattara-Soro Fatou Scherazade, Ernest Zougrou N’guessan, John Kouadio Kouakou, Emile Begbin Kouassi, Sévérin Koffi, Jean-Jacques Kablan Kassi, Alassane Koné

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2021
    Pages: 22-29
    Received: Feb. 22, 2021
    Accepted: Mar. 08, 2021
    Published: Mar. 26, 2021
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    Abstract: Arthritis is an autoimmune disease characterized by joint inflammation, the treatment of this disease requires the use of non-steroidal or steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Given the many side effects associated with conventional anti-inflammatory drugs, the use of herbal medicines would benefit patients. Mitracarpus scaber (Rubiaceae), is a herb ... Show More