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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316948/traditional-uses-of-medicinal-plants-practiced-by-the-indigenous-communities-at-mohmand-agency-fata-pakistan
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Muhammad Abdul Aziz, Muhammad Adnan, Amir Hasan Khan, Abdelaaty Abdelaziz Shahat, Mansour S Al-Said, Riaz Ullah
BACKGROUND: Plant-derived products have an imperative biological role against certain pathogenic organisms and were considered to be a major source of modern drugs. Rural people residing in developing countries are relying on traditional herbal medical system due to their strong believe and minimum access to allopathic medicines. Hence, ethnomedicinal knowledge is useful for the maintenance of community's based approaches under this medical system. Present study was carried out in an unexplored remote tribal area of Pakistan to investigate and document the existing ethnomedicinal knowledge on local flora...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315228/contribution-of-secondary-metabolites-to-the-gastroprotective-effect-of-aqueous-extract-of-ximenia-americana-l-olacaceae-stem-bark-in-rats
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Ticiana Parente Aragão, Lady Dayane Kalline Travassos Dos Prazeres, Samara Alves Brito, Pedro José Rolim Neto, Larissa Araújo Rolim, Jackson Roberto Guedes da Silva Almeida, Germana Freire Rocha Caldas, Almir Gonçalves Wanderley
Ximenia americana L. (Olacaceae) is used in ethnomedicine as cicatrizant and for the treatment of gastric disorders. This study identified the chemical constituents of the aqueous extract of X. americana (XaAE) and evaluated its antiulcerogenic activity. After lyophilization, XaAE was analyzed by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) and its antiulcerogenic effect was evaluated in acute gastric lesions induced by ethanol, acidified ethanol, and indomethacin. Antisecretory action, mucus production and the participation of sulfhydryl groups (-SH) and nitric oxide (NO) were also investigated...
January 9, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303617/ethnobotanical-phytochemical-and-therapeutic-effects-of-myrtus-communis-l-berries-seeds-on-gastrointestinal-tract-diseases-a-review
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Mohamed-Amine Jabri, Lamjed Marzouki, Hichem Sebai
Medicinal plants have always had an important place in the therapeutic arsenal of humanity and particularly in the treatment of gastrointestinal tract diseases. Myrtus communis L., known as common myrtle, is native to Southern Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia. The different parts of this plant are used as antiinflammatory, antiulcer, antidiabetic, urinary antiseptic, and to treat the respiratory and digestive systems diseases. For the first time, an exhaustive bibliographic research of the seeds of myrtle berries has been carried out...
January 5, 2018: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273436/gastro-protective-effect-of-edible-plant-artemisia-argyi-in-ethanol-induced-rats-via-normalizing-inflammatory-responses-and-oxidative-stress
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Shuang Li, Shaobo Zhou, Wei Yang, Dali Meng
PHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Artemisia argyi, a kind of ethnic drug, has a long-term use on gastric diseases and syndromes. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of the study is to validate the traditional uses of A. argyi scientifically and to discover more efficient nature derived gastro-protective ethnomedicine and further elucidate the possible mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty rats were randomly divided into control, model (ethanol-induced), reference (omeprazole-treated) and A...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29272975/purification-and-identification-of-4-allylbenzene-1-2-diol-an-antilisterial-and-biofilm-preventing-compound-from-the-leaves-of-piper-betle-l-var-pachaikodi
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Sekar Kavitha, Adhikesavan HariKrishnan, Kadirvelu Jeevaratnam
Antibiotic-resistant food-borne Listeriosis has been rising with up to 30% mortality threat in humans since several decades. Hence, discovering antilisterial from the extracts of ethnomedicinal plants may be of value as a novel antidote. In our preceding study, we reported that ethanolic extract of Piper betle L. var Pachaikodi leaves exhibited antibacterial activity towards Listeria monocytogenes MTCC 657. Consequently in the present study, the bioactive molecule responsible for anti-Listeria activity was purified and identified as 4-allylbenzene-1,2-diol...
December 22, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241674/ethnomedicinal-plant-diversity-in-thailand
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Methee Phumthum, Kamonnate Srithi, Angkhana Inta, Auemporn Junsongduang, Kornkanok Tangjitman, Wittaya Pongamornkul, Chusie Trisonthi, Henrik Balslev
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Plants have provided medicine to humans for thousands of years, and in most parts of the world people still use traditional plant-derived medicine. Knowledge related to traditional use provides an important alternative to unavailable or expensive western medicine in many rural communities. At the same time, ethnomedicinal discoveries are valuable for the development of modern medicine. Unfortunately, globalization and urbanization causes the disappearance of much traditional medicinal plant knowledge...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234482/roads-to-health-in-developing-countries-understanding-the-intersection-of-culture-and-healing
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REVIEW
S Ibeneme, G Eni, A Ezuma, G Fortwengel
Background: The most important attribute to which all human beings aspire is good health because it enables us to undertake different forms of activities of daily living. The emergence of scientific knowledge in Western societies has enabled scientists to explore and define several parameters of health by drawing boundaries around factors that are known to influence the attainment of good health. For example, the World Health Organization defined health by taking physical and psychological factors into consideration...
2017: Current Therapeutic Research, Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234282/effect-of-methanolic-extract-of-dandelion-roots-on-cancer-cell-lines-and-amp-activated-protein-kinase-pathway
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Gauhar Rehman, Muhammad Hamayun, Amjad Iqbal, Sumera Afzal Khan, Hamayoon Khan, Adeeb Shehzad, Abdul Latif Khan, Anwar Hussain, Ho-Youn Kim, Jamshaid Ahmad, Ayaz Ahmad, Abid Ali, In-Jung Lee
Ethnomedicinal knowledge of plant-derived bioactives could help us in discovering new therapeutic compounds of great potential. Certainly, dandelion has been used in traditional ethno-medicinal systems (i.e., Chinese, Arabian, Indian, and Native American) to treat different types of cancer. Though, dandelion is highly vigorous, but the potential mode of action is still unclear. In the current study, the antiproliferative activity of methanolic extracts of dandelion root (MEDr) on cell viability of HepG2, MCF7, HCT116, and normal Hs27 was investigated...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228785/an-overview-on-indications-and-chemical-composition-of-aromatic-waters-hydrosols-as-functional-beverages-in-persian-nutrition-culture-and-folk-medicine-for-hyperlipidemia-and-cardiovascular-conditions
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Azadeh Hamedi, Seyed Mahmoud Moheimani, Amirhossein Sakhteman, Hamed Etemadfard, Mahmoodreza Moein
Hydrosol beverages in Persian nutrition culture and ethnomedicine are the side products of essential oil industry that are used as delicious drinks or safe remedies. To investigate indications and chemical composition of hydrosol beverages for hyperlipidemia and cardiovascular conditions, Fars province was selected as the field of study. Ethnomedical data were gathered by questionnaires. The constituents of hydrosols were extracted with liquid/liquid extraction and analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222032/assessment-of-the-laxative-activity-of-an-ethanolic-extract-of-bambusa-arundinacea-retz-willd-shoot
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S M Neamul Kabir Zihad, Sanjib Saha, Md Sifujjaman Rony, Hasna Banu, Shaikh J Uddin, Jamil A Shilpi, I Darren Grice
ETHNOBOTANICAL RELEVANCE: Bambusa arundinacea (Retz.) Willd., commonly known as Kanta Bans, plays an important ethnobotanical role, especially in Asia. In traditional medicine it has reportedly been used for the treatment of constipation, blood-diseases, leucodema, inflammation and urinary discharges. A number of ethnomedicinal records exist regarding the use of B. arundinaceae shoots as a laxative, however, there are no scientific studies reported on its laxative activity. Therefore, the aim of this present study was to evaluate the laxative activity of an ethanolic B...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216958/investigation-of-extracts-from-tunisian-ethnomedicinal-plants-as-antioxidants-cytotoxins-and-antimicrobials
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Fatma Guesmi, Ahmed Sami Ben Hadj, Ahmed Landoulsi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the medicinal potential of various plants and their parts extracted with different solvents. METHODS: The total phenolic content of acetonitrile/water (60%-40%) (ACN/W) and aqueous (W) extract fractions was determined by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and terpenic compounds were detected by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). Antioxidant activity of the samples was evaluated using 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assay and β-carotene bleaching method...
November 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207467/review-of-ethnomedicinal-uses-phytochemistry-and-pharmacological-properties-of-euclea-natalensis-a-dc
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REVIEW
Alfred Maroyi
Euclea natalensis is traditionally used as herbal medicine for several human diseases and ailments in tropical Africa. This study reviews information on ethnomedicinal uses, botany, phytochemical constituents, pharmacology and toxicity of E. natalensis. Results of this study are based on literature search from several sources including electronic databases, books, book chapters, websites, theses and conference proceedings. This study showed that E. natalensis is used as traditional medicine in 57.1% of the countries where it is indigenous...
December 2, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206644/antinociceptive-and-antioxidant-activities-of-hunteria-umbellata-stem-bark-possible-role-of-the-serotonergic-opioidergic-and-dopaminergic-pathways
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Osaze Edosuyi, Ighodaro Igbe, Loretta Oghenekome Iniaghe
Background Hunteria umbellata (HU) (K. Schum) is used in ethnomedicine for the management of pain, diabetes mellitus and dysmenorrhoea. This study evaluated the analgesic and antioxidant activities of aqueous extract of HU stem bark and the possible mechanism(s) of action. Methods The antinociceptive effect of HU was evaluated using acetic acid mouse writhing, tail flick, hot plate and formalin-induced paw licking models. To establish the possible mechanism(s) of action of HU, separate group of animals were pretreated with naloxone (1 mg/kg, i...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203097/euclea-undulata-thunb-review-of-its-botany-ethnomedicinal-uses-phytochemistry-and-biological-activities
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REVIEW
Alfred Maroyi
Euclea undulata (E. undulata) is traditionally used for the treatment of body pains, chest complaints, cough, diabetes, diarrhoea, headaches, heart diseases and toothaches in southern Africa. This study was aimed at reviewing the botany, ethnopharmacology and biological activities of E. undulata in southern Africa. Results presented in this study are based on review of literature using search engines such as Science Direct, Springerlink, Scopus, PubMed, Web of Science, BioMed Central and Google Scholar. Herbal medicine is prepared from the decoctions of the roots, bark and leaves, and extracts of these plant parts have demonstrated anticholinesterase, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antimycobacterial, antiplasmodial, antioxidant and hypoglycaemic activities...
November 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201559/genomic-characterization-of-a-new-endophytic-streptomyces-kebangsaanensis-identifies-biosynthetic-pathway-gene-clusters-for-novel-phenazine-antibiotic-production
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Juwairiah Remali, Nurul 'Izzah Mohd Sarmin, Chyan Leong Ng, John J L Tiong, Wan M Aizat, Loke Kok Keong, Noraziah Mohamad Zin
Background: Streptomyces are well known for their capability to produce many bioactive secondary metabolites with medical and industrial importance. Here we report a novel bioactive phenazine compound, 6-((2-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenoxy) carbonyl) phenazine-1-carboxylic acid (HCPCA) extracted from Streptomyces kebangsaanensis, an endophyte isolated from the ethnomedicinal Portulaca oleracea. Methods: The HCPCA chemical structure was determined using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200987/bufadienolides-of-kalanchoe-species-an-overview-of-chemical-structure-biological-activity-and-prospects-for-pharmacological-use
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REVIEW
Joanna Kolodziejczyk-Czepas, Anna Stochmal
Toad venom is regarded as the main source of bufadienolides; however, synthesis of these substances takes also place in a variety of other animal and plant organisms, including ethnomedicinal plants of the Kalanchoe genus. Chemically, bufadienolides are a group of polyhydroxy C-24 steroids and their glycosides, containing a six-membered lactone (α-pyrone) ring at the C-17β position. From the pharmacological point of view, bufadienolides might be a promising group of steroid hormones with cardioactive properties and anticancer activity...
2017: Phytochemistry Reviews: Proceedings of the Phytochemical Society of Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175802/review-ethnomedicinal-phytochemical-and-antibacterial-activities-of-medicinal-flora-of-pakistan-used-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-a-review
#17
Roqaia Bibi, Akash Tariq, Sakina Mussarat, Shahid Niaz Khan, Hazir Rahman, Elsayed Fathi Abd Allah, Riaz Ullah, Muhammad Adnan
Medicinal plants have been used from ancient time against different infectious diseases caused by microorganisms across the globe. The present review represents different medicinal plants of Pakistan used traditionally for the treatment of variety of ailments caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, their in-vitro activities against P. aeruginosa and phytochemistry. These plants were extracted with different solvents that showed good in-vitro activities against P. aeruginosa, due to the presence of active phytoconstituents including alkaloids, terpenoids etc...
November 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166892/in-vitro-cytotoxic-activity-of-medicinal-plants-from-nigeria-ethnomedicine-on-rhabdomyosarcoma-cancer-cell-line-and-hplc-analysis-of-active-extracts
#18
Omonike O Ogbole, Peter A Segun, Adekunle J Adeniji
BACKGROUND: Cancer is a leading cause of death world-wide, with approximately 17.5 million new cases and 8.7 million cancer related deaths in 2015. The problems of poor selectivity and severe side effects of the available anticancer drugs, have demanded the need for the development of safer and more effective chemotherapeutic agents. The present study was aimed at determining the cytotoxicities of 31 medicinal plants extracts, used in Nigerian ethnomedicine for the treatment of cancer...
November 22, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162151/are-identities-oral-understanding-ethnobotanical-knowledge-after-irish-independence-1937-1939
#19
Fiona Shannon, Astrid Sasse, Helen Sheridan, Michael Heinrich
BACKGROUND: The Schools' Folklore Scheme (1937-1939) was implemented at a pivotal time in Irelands' political history. It resulted in a body of ethnological information that is unique in terms of when, why and how it was collected. This material consists of over 700,000 pages of information, including ethnomedicinal and ethnobotanical traditions, reflecting an oral identity that spans generations and that in many cases was not documented in writing until the 1930s. The intention of this study is to highlight the importance of the Schools' Folklore Scheme and to demonstrate an ethnographic approach based on recollections of original participants of the scheme, to further understand the material in the collection and the impact it had on the participants...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156527/synthesis-and-characterization-of-copper-nanoparticles-stabilized-with-quisqualis-indica-extract-evaluation-of-its-cytotoxicity-and-apoptosis-in-b16f10-melanoma-cells
#20
Ria Mukhopadhyay, Julekha Kazi, Mita Chatterjee Debnath
Green synthesis of metallic nanoparticles is a cost-effective environment-friendly technique and Quisqualis indica has ethnomedicinal values. With this background in this study, the floral extract of Q. indica was used to fabricate copper nanoparticles (QCuNPs) from copper acetate. Biophysical analysis revealed the formation of spherical, monodisperse, crystalline QCuNPs. Significant cytotoxic potentials of the nanoformulation were determined by MTT and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) assay on B16F10 melanoma cells...
November 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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