Journal of Plant Sciences

Special Issue

Pharmacological and Biological Investigation of Medicinal Plants

  • Submission Deadline: 20 December 2014
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Md. Shahid Sarwar
About This Special Issue
Plants and plant products possess various medicinal properties. Several herbal plants have been listed in the ancient literatures for their medicinal values and their formulation has been found to be effective for the treatment of various diseases. Therapies with synthetic medicines have many side effects and cannot be afforded by the people due to higher cost of the drug. To overcome this problem plants growing around us are utilized without scientific validation. So, designing research to justify the therapeutic use of traditional medicine is a current hot topic. In the quest of searching plants having significant pharmacological and biological activities, we have designed this special issue and we would like to invite the researchers from all over the world to submit their original and review articles in the field of phytochemistry and phytopharmacology.

This issue covers the following topic but are not always limited:

1. Pharmacological and biological investigation of plant extracts and essential oils
2. Phytochemical investigation of natural products
3. Isolation, identification and structural elucidation of natural products
4. Review article on medicinal properties of plants
5. Ethnobotanical investigation of medicinal plants
6. Techniques and applications of medicinal plant research
Lead Guest Editor
  • Md. Shahid Sarwar

    Department of Pharmacy, Southeast University, Bangladesh

Guest Editors
  • Bharat Kumar Devapatla

    University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, United States

  • Karthik Bodhinathan

    Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla, United States

  • Gokhan Zengin

    Department of Biology, Science Faculty, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey

  • Yilmaz Kaya

    Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey

  • Gokhan Zengin

    Department of Biology, Science Faculty, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey

  • Debasish Kundu

    American Nutritional Medical Association, Stockton, CA, USA, Kolkata, India

  • Firuza Tursunkhodjaeva

    Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Institute of the Chemistry of Plant Subtances, Uzbek Academy of Sciences, Tashkent City, Uzbekistan

  • Seifollah Bahramikia

    Department of Biology, Lorestan University, Khoramabad, Iran

  • Ihsan Abdul Raheem

    College of Education for Pure Science, Tikrit Uni., Iraq, Kirkuk, Iraq

Published Articles
  • Characterization of chemical groups, and investigation of cytotoxic and antioxidant activity of Litsea glutinosa leaves

    Rumpa Bhowmick , Md. Shahid Sarwar , Syed Masudur Rahman Dewan , Abhijit Das , Binayok Das , Md. Mohiuddin , K. M. Rahat Maruf Jitu , Mohammad Safiqul Islam

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 24-29
    Received: 14 November 2014
    Accepted: 19 November 2014
    Published: 23 June 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jps.s.2014020601.15
    Abstract: The present study was conducted to investigate possible phytochemicals, cytotoxic activity, total phenolic content and antioxidant property of different extracts of Litsea glutinosa leaves. To determine different pytochemicals, various standard group tests were done. For cytotoxicity test, brine shrimp lethality bioassay was carried out. To evaluat... Show More
  • Comparative Evaluation of Antidiabetic Activity of Crude Methanolic Extract of Leaves, Fruits, Roots and Aerial Parts of Coccinia grandis

    Md. Ataur Rahman , Jyotirmoy Sarker , Shamima Akter , Abdullah Al Mamun , Md. Abul Kalam Azad , Md. Mohiuddin , Seuly Akter , Md. Shahid Sarwar

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 19-23
    Received: 21 December 2014
    Accepted: 27 December 2014
    Published: 14 March 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jps.s.2014020601.14
    Abstract: Many traditional medicines in use are obtained from medicinal plants, minerals and organic matter. During the past several years, there has been increasing interest among the uses of various medicinal plants from the traditional system of medicine for the treatment of different ailments. Coccinia grandis has been used in traditional medicine as a h... Show More
  • Antidiabetic and Thrombolytic Effects of Ethanolic Extract of Spilanthes paniculata Leaves

    Shamima Akter , Md. Ataur Rahman , Md. Abul Kalam Azad , Md. Mohiuddin , Abdullah Al Mamun , Jyotirmoy Sarker , Mohammad Safiqul Islam , Md. Shahid Sarwar

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 13-18
    Received: 21 December 2014
    Accepted: 27 December 2014
    Published: 14 March 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jps.s.2014020601.13
    Abstract: Experimental studies explored the antidiabetic and thrombolytic effect of several Spilanthes species in various animal models, but previously no study was conducted to establish the antidiabetic and thrombolytic potentiality of Spilanthes paniculata. The present study investigate the antidiabetic and thrombolytic effects of ethanolic extract of Sp... Show More
  • Effect of the Ethanolic Leaf Extract of Moringa oleifera on Insulin Resistance in Streptozotocin Induced Diabetic Rats

    Anyanwu Anthony Chinedu. , Salako Olanrewaju Alani. , Adeyemi Olufunmi Olaide.

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 5-12
    Received: 29 August 2014
    Accepted: 6 October 2014
    Published: 14 March 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jps.s.2014020601.12
    Abstract: Insulin resistance plays a central role in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Ameliorating insulin resistance helps to improve glycaemic control and hence reduce the risk of development and progression of diabetic complications. The extract of Moringa oleifera has been shown to improve hyperglycaemia, however, little is known on its effe... Show More
  • Effect of Essential Oils of Artemisia arborescens on Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa

    Bachir Raho Ghalem

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 1-4
    Received: 31 July 2014
    Accepted: 16 January 2015
    Published: 14 March 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jps.s.2014020601.11
    Abstract: This study was carried out to investigate the potential use of Artemisia arborescens as a source of antimicrobial agents against pathogens. Essential oils of A. arborescens were collected by hydrodistillation. The antibacterial properties of A. arborescens essential oil was studied on the standard gram-negative bacteria (Escherichia coli and Pseudo... Show More