Journal of Herbal Medicine Research

  • Microwave assisted Subcritical water extraction of Berberine hydrochloride from the roots of Berberis Aristata using Harmony search algorithm

    Microwave assisted Subcritical water extraction of Berberine hydrochloride from the roots of Berberis Aristata using Harmony search algorithm Hemanth Kumar Manikyam1 , C.Ramesh2 , Krishna Mohan Poluri3, Assif Assad4 1. Department of chemistry, North East Frontier Technical University , Arunachal Pradesh, India 2. School of pharmaceutical Management, IIHMR University, Jaipur, Rajasthan India. 3. Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India. 4. Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India. The aim of present study is…

  • Effects of Cinnamon on Blood Glucose Level and Lipid Profile in Syrian Type 2 Diabetes Patients

    Effects of Cinnamon on Blood Glucose Level and Lipid Profile in Syrian Type 2 Diabetes Patients Prof. Dr. Maher ALMOKDAD Department of Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep University Gaziantep, Turkey. Mail address: Üniversite Bulvarı 27310 Şehitkamil, Gaziantep, Turkey. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the most common metabolic disorders that causes micro- and macro-vascular complication. The aim of this study was to evaluate The effects of cinnamon on fasting blood glucose (FBG), triglyceride (TG), total cholesterol (TC), and low…

  • Intrinsic activity of aqueous leaf extract of Cymbopogon citratus against plasmodium-mediated tropical disease

    Intrinsic activity of aqueous leaf extract of Cymbopogon citratus against plasmodium-mediated tropical disease *Ohadoma SC*1, Nnatuanya IN2, Osuala FN3 1Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, Imo State University, PMB 2000, Owerri, Nigeria. 2Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Madonna University, PMB 48, Elele, Rivers State, Nigeria. 3Department of Pharmacognosy, Madonna University, PMB 48, Elele, Rivers State, Nigeria. Objective: To investigate the intrinsic activity (efficacy) of aqueous leaf extract of Cymbopogon (C.) citratus against malaria, a plasmodium-mediated tropical disease. Materials and Methods:…

  • Effects of Myrica esculenta Bark Extracts on Melanin Biosynthesis

    Effects of Myrica esculenta Bark Extracts on Melanin Biosynthesis Kenji Ohguchi1*, Rie Ozaki1 1 Department of Food and Nutrition, Sugiyama Jogakuen University, Aichi, Japan   In this study, we investigated the effect of crude extracts, derived from stem bark of Myrica esculenta on melanin production in mouse B16 melanoma cells. In response to a-melanocyte stimulating hormone (a-MSH), B16 melanoma cells underwent differentiation characterized by increased melanin biosynthesis. Treatment of Myrica esculenta bark extracts significantly blocked a-MSH-induced melanogenesis in a dose-dependent manner….

  • On Clinical Development of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine

    On Clinical Development of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine Qianqian Lin1* and Shein-Chung Chow2   1Qianqian Lin’ Ling’s Acupuncture,Orlando, Florida 2Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina In recent years, the slowdown of new drug development has resulted in search for alternative medicines such as traditional Chinese herbal medicine (TCM) that can treat critical and/or life-threatening diseases in the medical community and pharmaceutical industry. Although the development of promising traditional Chinese herbal medicine has great potential, it has been challenged regarding…

  • Novel drug delivery systems for herbal drugs

    Novel drug delivery systems for herbal drugs Kiran Sharma*, Jagannath Sahoo   KIET School of Pharmacy, 13 km stone Ghaziabad-meerut road, Ghaziabad. 201206 (U.P.) Novel drug delivery systems(NDDS) for herbal drugs with poor water solubility have been expanding, almost exponentially, over the past six years. The great advancement has been made for the technologies increasing the commercial potential of the herbal formulations by increasing the patient compliance and avoiding repeated administration of the formulation. There are varieties of novel herbal…

  • Phytochemical analyses of selected medicinal plants

    Ethnobotanical importance and phytochemical analyses of some selected medicinal plants used in Ado-Ekiti Local Government Area, Ekiti State, Nigeria. *Olanipekun, Mary .K , Adewuyi, Damilare and Adedeji, Damilola. E Department, Plant Science and Biotechnology, Ekiti-State University, Ado-Ekiti. The study investigated the ethnobotanical importance, phytochemical and proximate compositions of some selected medicinal plants such as Enantia chlorantha (Annonaceae), Momordica charantia (Cucurbitaceae), Telfaria occidentalis (Cucurbitaceae) and Morinda lucida (Rubiaceae) in Ado-Ekiti Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Nigeria. The review of the…

  • Burns Healed by Leaf Sheath Extract of Pisang Ambon

    Burns Inoculated with Staphylococcus aureus Healed by Leaf Sheath Extract of Pisang Ambon (Musa acuminata) Samsuar1, Pratika Viogenta1, Laila Susanti1, Yuli Wahyu Trimulyani1, Sutriyani1, Mohammad Kanedi2* 1Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences, Tulang Bawang University, Bandar Lampung, Indonesia 2Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences University of Lampung, Bandar Lampung, Indonesia Review method: Single-blind; Peer reviewer comments: 1.  Using parts of banana to cure diseases is a common practice for people in homeland of genus Musa. However, scientific…

  • Renal and hepatic effect of methanol leaf extract of Lupinus arboreus

    Pharmacological studies on the renal and hepatic effect of methanol leaf extract of Lupinus arboreus in rats *1Ohadoma SC, 2Akah PA, 2Nworu CS, 2Okoye TC 1Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, Imo State University, PMB 2000, Owerri, Nigeria. 2Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria, P.O. Box 3219, Nsukka. Review method: Single-blind; Peer reviewer comments: 1. Objective: To investigate the renal and hepatic effect of methanol leaf extract of Lupinus arboreus using experimental rats. Methods: Three…

  • Sirka (Vinegar): From Traditional Use To Scientific Approach

    Sirka (Vinegar): From Traditional Use To Scientific Approach Mohd Nauman Saleem*, Mohammad Idris** *Research Associate, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, New Delhi **Head, Departments of Ilm-us-Saidla and Ilm-ul-Advia, A & U Tibbia College, Karol Bagh, New Delhi Review method: Single-blind; Peer reviewer comments: 1. Traditional medicine is the summation of knowledge, skills and practices based on theories, beliefs and experiences which are indigenous to different cultures. Sirka (Vinegar) has a long historical background and besides its usage as a…