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Uterotrophic activities of various extracts of Curcuma comosa were investigated in rats. Among the four extracts tested (hexane, ethyl acetate, butanol and aqueous extract), hexane was the most effective in increasing uterine weight and glycogen content of bilaterally ovariectomized immature...
Prophylactic treatment with the ethanol (50%) extracts of the seed and root of the Nyctanthes arbortristis L. (p.o. once daily) provided significant (p < 0.05) protection of Swiss mice against Candida albicans systemic infection. Arbortristoside A and C (iridoid glucosides isolated from seed) at...
An ethyl acetate extract derived from the stem bark of Amoora rohituka exhibited antitumor activity on mice inoculated with Dalton's lymphoma ascites cells (DLA). Intraperitoneal administration of the extract at doses of 10 or 20 mg/kg/day prolonged the median survival time of the animals. It...
A list of 118 plants belonging to 49 families, used in Jordanian traditional medicine to treat a variety of disorders, has been compiled based on a field survey. Methods of preparation are recorded .
Two aristolactams N -glucosides, aristolactam IIIa N-β- D - glucoside and aristolactam I N-β- D-glucoside, were isolated and identified from the roots of Aristolochia rotunda L .
Several species of the genera Tinospora (Menispermaceae) are widely distributed over Asia and Africa and are well-known for their medicinal properties. Consequently, they have been investigated extensively over the last four decades. A brief review of the chemical constituents in these species...
Toxicity studies with the butanol extract of Pueraria tube-rosa DC. (Leguminosae), a prospective postcoital contraceptive agent, were carried out in rats. A dose of 150 mg/ kg was administered to rats for 6, 12, 18 and 24 days. The level of blood sugar, serum proteins, serum GPT and GOT showed...
Activity-directed fractionation of the methanol extract of the aerial parts of Helianthemum glomeratum Lag. (Cistaceae) led to the isolation ofkaempferol and quercetin as the major amoebicidat compounds. The inactive compound tiliroside was also isolated .
Fifteen plants were chosen for screening from cultivated and naturally growing plants in Turkey. The antimicrobial activities of the saponin extracts are reported against Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Streptococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus, Candida albicans, Candida...
Hot aqueous extracts of medicinal plants were tested for their inhibitory effect on phosphodiesterase. Of 33 samples tested, six showed reproducible inhibition. The cyclic AMP phosphodiesterase inhibitor contained in Coptis teeta was identified as berberine .
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