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Illustrations  from  "Evaluation of Antioxidant, Anti-tyrosinase and Antibacterial

Activities of Selected Hibiscus Species" by S.K. Wong, Y.Y. Lim and E.W.C.

Chan. See Vol. 14, Page 781.











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Volume 14 - Edition 2010

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   JANUARY 2010


1 Ethno-medicinal Plants Used for Amenorrhoea and Abnormal Menstruation Diseases in Danta Taluka (Gujarat) by N.K. Patel


5 Indigenous Traditional Method for Making Liquid Detergent "Chhoa" from Zea mays Linn. in Shivalik Hills (Himachal Pradesh), India by Dhiraj S. Rawat and Anjna D. Kharwal


8 Evaluation of Antibacterial Activity of Flower Extracts of Cassia auriculata by S. Manceemegalai and T. Naveen


21 Some Antipyretic Ethno-medicinal Plants of Manipuri Community of Barak Valley, Assam, India by Manabendra Dutta Choudhury, Meenakshi Bawari and Shyamali Singha


29 Traditional Uses of Plants in Indigenous Folklore of Nizamabad District, Andra Pradesh, India by Vijigiri Dinesh and Sharma P.P.


46 Medicinal Plant Diversity and their Conservation Status in Wildlife Institute of India (WII) Campus, Dehradun by B.S. Adhikari, M.M. Babu, P.L. Saklani and G.S. Rawat


95 Tribal Medicinal Studies on Sriharikota Island, Andhra Pradesh by R. Bharath Kumar and B. Surya Narayana



   FEBRUARY 2010


108 Central Nervous System Depressant Properties of Treculia africana Decne by A.O. Aderibigbe, I.O. Adeyemi and O.I. Agboola


120 Traditional Phytotherapy for Snake Bites by Tribes of Chitradurga District, Karnataka, India by V.T. Hiremath and T.C. Taranath


126 Study of Parasite Hosts of the Genus Cuscuta and its Traditional Uses in Palanpur Taluka, Gujarat by J.N. Patel and N.K. Patel


136 Traditional Knowledge on Medicinal Plants Used by the Irula Tribe of Hasanur Hills, Erode District, Tamil Nadu, India by P. Revathi and T. Parimelazhagan


161 Ethnomedicinal Use of Pteridophyte from Kolli Hills, Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu, India by G. Perumal


173 Ethnobotanical Documentation of a Few Medicinal Plants in the Agasthiayamalai Region of Tirunelveli District, India by Shubashini K. Sripathi and Uma Sankari U


182 Evaluation of Antibacterial Activity of Flower Extracts of Cassia auriculata L. by S. Maneemegalai and T. Naveen


193 Ethnobotanical Observations in the Mornaula Reserve Forest of Kumoun, West Himalaya, India by Shreekar Pant and S.S. Samant


218 Traditional Uses of Plants as Cooling Agents by the Tribal and Traditional Communities of Dang Region in Rajasthan, India by Leena Sharma and Sitaram Khandelwal



   MARCH 2010


225 Nutritional Assessment and Chemical Composition of Raw and Defatted Luffa cylindrica Seed Flour by A.S. Abitogun and A.O. Ashogbon


236 Investigations on Anti-Diabetic Medicinal Plants Used by Tribal Inhabitants of Nalamankadai, Chitteri Reserv Forest, Dharmapuri, India by K. Kadhirvel, et al.


248 Phytochemical Screening of Methanolic Extract and Antibacterial Activity of Active Principles of Hepatoprotective Herb, Eclipta alba by Sunita Dalal, Sudhir K. Kataria, K.V. Sastry and S.V.S. Rana


259 Wild Medicinal Plants Used by Local Communities of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Neena Rani Boktapa and Avinash Kumar Sharma


268 Distributions and Folk Tibb Knowledge of Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum L.) in NWFP, Pakistan by Khalid Hussain, Syed Zia-ul-Hussnain and Aamir Shahazad


274 Ethnomedicinal Plant Resources of Mizoram, India: Implication of Traditional Knowledge in Health Care System by Prabhat Kumar Rai and H. Lalramughinglova


306 Antimicrobial Activity of a Rarely Known Species, Morinda citrifolia L. by R. Usha, Sangeetha Sashidharan and M. Palaniswamy


312 Effect of Cadmium on Seed Viability of Vigna unguiculata by Henry Omoregie Egharevba


319 Preliminary Survey of Medicinal Plants Used in Treatment of Animal Trypanosomosis in Kaduna State, Nigeria by V.A. Maikai, U. Abubakar, A.A. Salman and T.N. Inuwa


327 Time of Weed Removal Influence on Vegetative and Reproductive Yield of Two Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp) Varieties, Ife Brown and TVX3236 by K.S. Olorunmaiye


344 Antimicrobial Activity of Ethanolic Extracts of Syzygium aromanticum and Allium sativum Against Food Associated Bacteria and Fungi by Ram Kumar Pundir, Pranay Jain and Chetan Sharma


361 Phytotherapeutical Methods Used by Traditional Healers of Eturnagaram Mandal, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, India by K. Rajendar, D. Raju, M. Tirupathi and K. Jaganmohan Reddy


366 Farmers' Attitudes Towards On-Farm Cultivation of Indigenous Fruit Trees in Adwari Sub-County, Lira District, Uganda by Jacob Godfrey Agea, Joseph Obua, Daniel Waiswa, Clement Akais Okia and J.B.L. Okullo


   APRIL 2010


381 Physiochemical Parameters and Antimicrobial Activities of Oil Extracted from Ginger by Abitogun A.S. and Badejo O.F.


390 Antimicrobial Activity of Leaf of Aspila africana on some Pathogenic Organisms of Clinical Origin by I.I. Anibijuwon, O.P. Duyilemi and A.K. Onifade


402 In Vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Sapindus mukorossi and Emblica officinalis Against Dental Caries Pathogens by Kamal Rai Aneja, Radhika Joshi and Chetan Sharma


413 Effect of Cadmium on Seed Viability of Vigna unguiculata by Henry Omoregie Egharevba


420 Flora of Sacred Groves at Sriharikota Island, Andhra Pradesh, India by R. Bharath Kumar


427 Evaluation of Hepatoprotective Activities of Calotropis gigantea R.Br. Flowers by Ameeta Argal and Abhishek Dwivedi


435 An Appraisal of the Contributions of Herbalism to Primary Health Care Delivery in South West Nigeria by A.B. Kadiri, A.A. Adekunie and A.E. Ayodele


445 Screening for Antibacterial Activity of Andrographis paniculata Used in Malaysian Folkloric Medicine: A Possible Alternative for the Treatment of Skin Infections by A. Sule, Q.U. Ahmed, O.A. Samah and M.N. Omar


457 Preliminary Phytochemical and Pharmacognostical Investigation of Pediatrics Antimalarial Laggera pterodonta (DC) Sch. Bip.: Asteraceae of Nigerian Origin by Okhale, Samuel Ehiabhi, Odiniya, Emmanuel and Kunle, Oluyemisi Florence


467 Plants Used Against Gastro-Intestinal Disorders and As Anti Hemorrhagic by Three Tribes of North Tripura District, Tripura, India: A Report by S. Das and M. Dutta Choudhury


479 Biocidal Activities of Some Tropical Moss Extracts Against Maize Stem Borers by Ande, A.T., Wahedi, J.A. and Fatoba, P.O.


491 Floristic Diversity and Indigenous Uses of Forest Vegetation of Dabka Watershed in Indian Central Himalaya by Abhay Bahuguna, et al.


511 Ethnobotanical Survey of Medicinal Plants Used in the Treatment of Dermatogenic Diseases in Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh, India by B. Jyothi, G. Sudarsanam, Bulusu Sitaram, G. Prasada Babu and N. Yasodamma


518 Effects of Petroleum Products on the Chlorophyll Accumulation in Barbula lambarenensis by P.O. Fatoba, K.S. Olorunmaiye and R.M. Ogulade


529 Ethnobotanical Survey of Folklore Plants for the Treatment of Jaundice and Snakebites in Vellore Districts of Tamilnadu, India byT. Thirumalai, E.K. Elumalai, S. Viviyan Theresa, B. Senthikumar and E. David


537 Studies on the Antimicrobial Properties and Phytochemical Screening of Garlic (Allium sativum) Extracts by Olusanmi, M.J. and Amadi, J.E.


546 From 'Vagabonds' to Ethnobotanical Relevance: Weeds of the Campus Sites of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria by M.O. Soladoye, A.A. Osipitan, M.A. Sonibare and E.C. Chukwuma


   MAY 2010


559 Antioxidative Potentials of Banana and Plantain Peel Extracts on Crude Palm Oil by Arawande Jacob Olalekan and Komalafe Eniayo Ayodeji


570 Preliminary Phytochemical and Proximate Analysis of the Leaves of Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redhead by Egharevba, Henry Omorege and Kunle, Folashad Oluyemisi


578 Antidiabetic Potentials of Various Ethno-Medicinal Plants of Rajasthan by Ekta Menghani, Arvind Pareek, Rosham Singh Negi and C.K. Ojha


584 Ethnobotanical Studies on Dental Hygiene in District Hamipur, Himachal Pradesh (H.P.), India by Dhiraj S. Rawat, Anjina D. Kharwal and Suman Rawat


593 Foliar Epideermal Morphology and Anti-diabetic Property of Andrographis paniculata (Burm. f.) Wall ex Nees by T.R. Fasola, A.E. Ayodele, A.A. Odetola and N.E. Umotok


599 Pharmacognostic and Phytochemical Investigation of Ficus carica Linn. by Kalaskar M.G., Shah D.R., Raja N.M., Surana S.J. and Gond N.Y.


610 Pharmacognostic and Phytochemical Analysis of Commelina benghalensis L. by Ibrahim, Jemilat; Ajaegbu, Vivian Chioma; and Egharevba, Henry Omoregie


616 Survey of Phytochemical Diversity of Secondary Metabolism in Selected Wild Medicinal Plants by M. Maridass


626 Documentation and Analysis of Certain Macrofungal Traditional Practices from Western India (Gujarat) by Suman S. Lahiri, Mrugesh D. Shukla, Manta B. Shah, and Hasmukh A. Modi


642 Ethno-medicinal Plants Used for Gonorrhoea Diseases in Danta Taluka (Gujarat) by N.K. Patel


   JUNE 2010


648 Foliar Epidermal Morphology and Anti-Diabetic Property of Andrographis paniculata (Burm.f.) Wall ex Nees by T.R. Fasola, A.E. Ayodele, A.A. Odetola and N.E. Umotok


654 Antimicrobial Activities of Some Euphorbiaceae Plants Used in the Traditional Medicine of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria by A. Essiett Uduak and K. Ajibesin Kola'


665 Botanical Identity of Plants Used in the Traditional Indian Ritual - "Hawana" by Prasad K. Subrahmanya and K. Raveendran


674 Ethnobotanical Observations of Euphorbiaceae Species from Vidarbha Region, Maharashtra, India by G. Phani Kumar and Alka Chaturvedi


681 Traditional Plant Fencing and its Conservatory Nature in Kasaragod District, Kerala, India by Prasad K. Subrahmanya and K. Raveendran


687 Ethnomedicine Against Jaundice Used by Gond Tribes of Adilabad District, Andhra Pradesh, India by V. Madhu and T.N. Swamy


694 Ethnobotanical Studies on Plant Resources of Tahsil Multai, District Betul, Madhya Pradesh, India by Dinesh K. Dahare and Aruna Jain


   JULY 2010


706 Effects of Citric Acid and Methanol Extracts of Bananas and Plantain Peels on Stability of Refined Soybean Oil by J.O. Arawande, I.A. Amoo and L. Lajide


715 Ethnomedicinal Observation Among the Bheel and Bhilal Tribe of Jhabua District, Madhya Pradesh, India by V. Wagh Vijay and K. Jain Ashok


721 Ethno-Medicinal Profile of DifferentPlant Parts of Calotropis procera (Ait,) R. Br. by Raginee Verma. G.P. Satsangi and J.N. Shrivastava


743 Ethno-Colour Concept Among Some Tribals Inhabiting in Selected Villages of Ganjam District, Odisha, India by Pradipa Kumar Das


751 Documentation of Wild Edible Plants of Melghat Forest, Dist. Amravati, Maharashtra State, India byBhogaonkar Prabha Y., Vishal R. Marathe and Prachi P. Kshirsagar


759 Screening for the Hypoglycaemic Potentials of the Extract of Vernonia amyggalina by T.R. Fasola, P.C. Okeocha and A. Odetola


766 Screening of Antimicrobial Ethanolic Extract of Peristrophe bicalyculata by O.E. Giwa, O.E. Seyifunmi, B.L. Adewumi, V.T. Adebote and A.O. Aladejimokun


774 Ethno-Medicinal Plants in Five Sacred Groves in Cuddalore District, Tamilnadu, India by Munisamy Anbarashan and Anbarashan Padmavathy


781 Evaluation of Antioxidant, Anti-tyrosinase and Antibacterial Activities of Selected Hibiscus Species by S.K. Wong, Y.Y. Lim and E.W.C. Chan


797 Epicuticular Wax and Volatiles of Kigelia pinnata Leaf Extract by Atolani Olubunmi and Olatunji A. Gabriel


807 Ethnomedicinal Survey for Important Plants of Jalalpur Jattan, District Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan by Khalid Hussain, M. Farrukh Nisar, Abdul Majeed, Khalid Nawaz and Khizar Hayat Bhatti


826 Anatomical and Phytochemical Studies of the Leaves and Roots of Urginea grandiflora Bak. and Pancratium tortuosum Herbert by H.A.S. Sultan, B.I. Abu Elreish and S.M. Yagi


836 Plant Species in the Folk Medicine of Kit Mikayi Region, Western Kenya by Arwa S. Phanuel, Nyunja R.O. and Onyango J.C.



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