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Mubashir Hussain, Naveed Iqbal Raja, Zia-Ur-Rehman Mashwani, Farah Naz, Muhammad Iqbal, Sumaira Aslam
The synthesis of nanoparticles by utilising plant extract has revolutionised the field of nanotechnology. In the present study, AgNPs were synthesised by utilising the leaves of Moringa oleifera as reducing and stabilising agent. UV-visible spectroscopy showed characteristic surface plasmon band in the range of 413-420 nm. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) elucidated rectangular segments fused together. X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis confirmed the crystalline nature of AgNPs and presence of metallic silver ions was confirmed by energy dispersive X-ray (EDX)...
June 2018: IET Nanobiotechnology
Juan Zhou, Wu-Shuang Yang, Da-Qin Suo, Ying Li, Lu Peng, Lan-Xi Xu, Kai-Yue Zeng, Tong Ren, Ying Wang, Yu Zhou, Yun Zhao, Li-Chao Yang, Xin Jin
The extract of Moringa oleifera seeds has been shown to possess various pharmacological properties. In the present study, we assessed the neuropharmacological effects of 70% ethanolic M. oleifera seed extract (MSE) on cognitive impairment caused by scopolamine injection in mice using the passive avoidance and Morris water maze (MWM) tests. MSE (250 or 500 mg/kg) was administered to mice by oral gavage for 7 or 14 days, and cognitive impairment was induced by intraperitoneal injection of scopolamine (4 mg/kg) for 1 or 6 days...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Catherine Rébufa, Inès Pany, Isabelle Bombarda
A rapid methodology was developed to simultaneously predict water content and activity values (aw ) of Moringa oleifera leaf powders (MOLP) using near infrared (NIR) signatures and experimental sorption isotherms. NIR spectra of MOLP samples (n = 181) were recorded. A Partial Least Square Regression model (PLS2) was obtained with low standard errors of prediction (SEP of 1.8% and 0.07 for water content and aw respectively). Experimental sorption isotherms obtained at 20, 30 and 40 °C showed similar profiles...
September 30, 2018: Food Chemistry
Soumia Boulaadjoul, Hassiba Zemmouri, Zoubida Bendjama, Nadjib Drouiche
In this study, Moringa oleifera (M. oleifera) performance as an eco-friendly coagulant in the enhanced primary treatment of paper mill effluent was investigated. Its performance in terms of turbidity removal and COD abatement was examined. Local M. oleifera seed powder from ADRAR-city, South of Algeria, was used. Conventional jar tests were conducted for enhancing the primary treatment of paper mill effluent from paper factory. For this reason, comparative coagulation tests were performed using aluminum sulfate (alum)...
May 2, 2018: Chemosphere
S Balamurugan, S Vijayakumar, S Prabhu, J E Morvin Yabesh
Gynaecological disorder is one of the most severe conditions under reproductive health. So we investigate and collect information from traditional practitioners on the use of medicinal plants for treatment of Gynaecological disorder in Vedaranyam taluk, Nagappattinam district of South India. The field study was carried out for a period of January 2014-January 2015 in Vedaranyam taluk, Nagappattinam district of South India. This is the first traditional medicine study in which statistical calculations about plants are done by RFC, CI, UV and ICF in the study area...
April 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
Mahmoud Abdel-Latif, Thabet Sakran, Yasser K Badawi, Doaa S Abdel-Hady
The current study aimed to test the effect of Moringa oleifera extract (MOE), vitamin (Vit) C, and sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3 ) on heat stress (HS)-induced alterations in rabbits. Five groups of rabbits were designed as control, HS, HS + MOE, HS + Vit C, and HS + NaHCO3 . HS groups were exposed to high temperatures, while treatments were given in drinking water for 6 weeks. Levels of blood cortisol, leptin, IFN-γ, TNF-α, and IL-10 were assayed using ELISA, while adrenaline was assayed calorimetrically...
May 4, 2018: Cell Stress & Chaperones
K H Abdou, Walaa A Moselhy, Hanaa M Mohamed, El-Shaymaa El-Nahass, Ahlam G Khalifa
The efficacy of Moringa oleifera leaf extract (MO) in alleviating nephrotoxicity induced by titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) was studied. Rats were divided into four groups. Group I received distilled water. Group II received TiO2 NPs. Group III received both TiO2 NPs suspension beside MO. Group IV received MO only. Kidney KIM-1, NF-кB TNF-α, and HSP-70 expression were significantly upregulated while both Nrf2 and HO-1were significantly downregulated in TiO2 NPs-treated rats. MO decreases expression of KIM-1, NF-кB, TNF-α, and HSP-70...
May 4, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
Monika Kujawska
The use of medicinal plants mixed with yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis) has been poorly studied in the ethnopharmacological literature so far. The Paraguayan Mestizo people have the longest tradition of using the yerba mate beverage, apart from the indigenous Guarani people. This study analyses the role of yerba mate and medicinal plants in the treatment of illnesses within Paraguayan folk medicine. The research was conducted among 100 Paraguayan migrants living in Misiones, Argentina, in 2014 and 2015. Yerba mate is not considered to be a medicinal plant by its own virtues but is culturally a very important type of medicinal plant intake...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Mohammed Sani Jaafaru, Norshariza Nordin, Khozirah Shaari, Rozita Rosli, Ahmad Faizal Abdull Razis
Reactive oxygen species are well known for induction of oxidative stress conditions through oxidation of vital biomarkers leading to cellular death via apoptosis and other process, thereby causing devastative effects on the host organs. This effect is believed to be linked with pathological alterations seen in several neurodegenerative disease conditions. Many phytochemical compounds proved to have robust antioxidant activities that deterred cells against cytotoxic stress environment, thus protect apoptotic cell death...
2018: PloS One
Ogochukwu Ukamaka Amaeze, Roseline Iberi Aderemi-Williams, Modupeola Anuoluwapo Ayo-Vaughan, Deborah Aderoju Ogundemuren, Damilola Segun Ogunmola, Emmanuel Nwanolue Anyika
Background Patients with chronic diseases exploit complementary and alternative treatment options to manage their conditions better and improve well-being. Objective To determine the prevalence and predictors of herbal medicine use among Type 2 Diabetes patients in Lagos, Nigeria. Setting Secondary healthcare facilities in Lagos state, Nigeria. Method The study design was a cross sectional survey. A two-stage sampling approach was used to select the health facilities and patients were recruited consecutively to attain the sample size...
May 2, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
Ismail Abiola Adebayo, Hasni Arsad, Mohd Razip Samian
Background: Academic reports have confirmed Moringa oleifera leaves to possess significant antioxidant capacities; however, such studies are unavailable for its ripe seeds even though they are more desirous for consumption due to their sweet taste. Objective: In this study, we investigated antioxidant capacities of four polar extracts (crude water, ethanol, butanol, and aqueous residue) from the plant's ripe seeds. Materials and Methods: Phytochemicals were extracted from the ripe seeds of M...
April 2018: Pharmacognosy Magazine
Yacoubou Abdoul Razak Mahaman, Fang Huang, Mengjuan Wu, Yuman Wang, Zhen Wei, Jian Bao, Maibouge Tanko Mahamane Salissou, Dan Ke, Qun Wang, Rong Liu, Jian-Zhi Wang, Bin Zhang, Dan Chen, Xiaochuan Wang
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is multifactorial with unclear etiopathology. Due to the complexity of AD, many attempted single therapy treatments, like Aβ immunization, have generally failed. Therefore, there is a need for drugs with multiple benefits. Naturally occurring phytochemicals with neuroprotective, anti-amyloidogenic, antioxidative, and anti-inflammatory properties could be a possible way out. In this study, the effect of Moringa oleifera (MO), a naturally occurring plant with high antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective effects, was evaluated on hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) induced AD-like pathology in rats...
April 28, 2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
Peter Bai James, Halimatu Kamara, Abdulai Jawo Bah, Amie Steel, Jon Wardle
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the prevalence, determinants and pattern of herbal medicine use among hypertensive patients in Freetown. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We conducted a cross-sectional study among hypertensive patients attending public and private health facilities in Freetown, Sierra Leone between August and October 2016. We analyzed the data using SPSS version 24. We used Chi-square, Fisher exact two-tailed test and regression analysis for data analysis...
May 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Yanan Shi, Xuefeng Wang, Aixiang Huang
Moringa oleifer Lam. flower contain high-proteins and function nutrients. Many advances have been made to it, but there is still no proteomic information of this species. Total protein from the flowers applied shotgun 2DLC-MS/MS proteomic identified 9443 peptides corresponding to 4004 high-confidence proteins by Proteome Discoverer™ Software 2.1. These proteins were mostly distributed ranging between 40 and 70 kDa. Gene Ontology (GO) analysis indicated that the largest of the proteins were cytoplasm 72...
April 26, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
María Alejandra Sánchez-Muñoz, Mónica Andrea Valdez-Solana, Mara Ibeth Campos-Almazán, Óscar Flores-Herrera, Mercedes Esparza-Perusquía, Sofia Olvera-Sánchez, Guadalupe García-Arenas, Claudia Avitia-Domínguez, Alfredo Téllez-Valencia, Erick Sierra-Campos
The increasing prevalence of diabetes continues to be a major health issue worldwide. Alteration of mitochondrial electron transport chain is a recognized hallmark of the diabetic-associated decline in liver bioenergetics; however, the molecular events involved are only poorly understood. Moringa oleifera is used for the treatment of diabetes. However, its role on mitochondrial functionality is not yet established. This study was aimed to evaluate the effect of M. oleifera extract on supercomplex formation, ATPase activity, ROS production, GSH levels, lipid peroxidation, and protein carbonylation...
2018: Biochemistry Research International
Brindha Banu Balakrishnan, Kalaivani Krishnasamy, Ki Choon Choi
Moringa concanensis Nimmo is a medicinal plant for treating various human illnesses including menstrual pain, high blood pressure, jaundice, inflammation, pain, fever, sore eyes, and cholesterol in Indian folk medicine. Despite its versatility, its antihyperglycemic mechanism of action (in vitro and in vivo) remains unclear. Therefore, in this study we developed the possible antihyperglycemic mechanism of action in 3T3-L1 cells by evaluating mRNA and protein expression, which are associated with adipogenesis and lipogenesis (insulin sensitizer)...
April 19, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Yao-Ming Cui, Jing Wang, Wei Lu, Hai-Jun Zhang, Shu-Geng Wu, Guang-Hai Qi
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of dietary supplementation with Moringa oleifera leaf (MOL) on performance, carcass characteristics, meat quality, and oxidative stability of breast muscle in broilers. A total of 720 1-d-old male Arbor Acres birds were randomly divided into 6 dietary groups, which were fed a basal diet supplemented with 0, 1, 2, 5, 10, and 15% MOL, respectively. Each group had 6 replicates of 20 birds each. The feeding trial lasted for 42 d. The results showed dietary MOL supplementation linearly and quadratically decreased body weight and average daily gain (P < 0...
April 11, 2018: Poultry Science
Ahmed G Hegazi, Kadria N Abdel Megeed, Soad E Hassan, M M Abdelaziz, Nagwa I Toaleb, Eman E El Shanawany, Dina Aboelsoued
Background: Fasciolosis is an important zoonotic disease affecting the productive performance of farm animals in Egypt. Aim: The aim of the present study was comparing the ovicidal effect of different extracts as an alcoholic (Methanolic and Ethanolic) and aqueous Moringa oleifera leaf extracts on Fasciola gigantica non-embryonated and developed eggs. Materials and Methods: Tested concentrations of extracts ranged from 12.5 to 800 mg/ml. Nitroxynil was used as reference drug with a dose of 100 mg/ml...
February 2018: Veterinary World
Harith Jameel Mahdi, Nurzalina Abdul Karim Khan, Mohd Zaini Bin Asmawi, Roziahanim Mahmud, Vikneswaran A/L Murugaiyah
Background: The medicinal uses of plants are in many cases based exclusively on traditional knowledge without enough scientific evidences. Different parts of Moringa oleifera were traditionally used for the treatment of wide variety of ailments including arthritis and joints pain. The present study had been designed to evaluate the anti-arthritic and anti-nociceptive activities of ethanol extract of Moringa leaves, this being the most abundant plant part suitable for commercial mass production of botanical medicinal products...
March 2018: Integrative Medicine Research
Ahmed S Elrys, Abdel-Rahman M A Merwad, Ahmed I E Abdo, Mohamed K Abdel-Fatah, El-Sayed M Desoky
Two field trials were carried out in two successive agricultural seasons to study the possibility of using silicon (Si) and Moringa seed extract (MSE) for reducing heavy metal contamination resulting from phosphate fertilizers addition to potato tubers. A randomized complete block design experiment was performed using three replicates. Various sources of phosphate fertilizers as ordinary super phosphate and rock phosphate were added at rate of 100 kg P ha-1 prior sowing. Silicon was added as potassium silicate (20% SiO2 ) at rate of 6 L ha-1 , and MSE was also added at rate of 150 L ha-1 in three equal doses with the 2nd, 4th, and 6th irrigations during the last 10 min of drip irrigation...
April 3, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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