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In Vitro Study to Evaluate Antibacterial and Non-haemolytic Activities of Four Iranian Medicinal Plants

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.095
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289–93
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The antibacterial activity of extracts of four medicinal plants (Ferula gummosa, Echinophora orientalis, Nasturtium microphyllum and Verbascum Thapsus) was evaluated. All four plants had satisfactory antibacterial effects against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, with no significant haemolytic activity on human red blood cells.

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11 Sep, 2013
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e-Published: 24 Feb, 2014

Cytotoxic Activity of Selected West Indian Medicinal Plants against a Human Leukaemia Cell Line

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597–601
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Crude methanolic extracts and solvent fractions of the aerial parts of Spermacoce verticillata, Ficus pumila and Flemingia strobilifera showed cytotoxic activity against a human leukaemia cell line. However, chloroform and butanol fractions of F pumila had significantly lower IC50 values.

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Objective: To assess the cytotoxic activities of crude extracts and solvent fractions of Spermacoce verticillata, Ficus pumila and Flemingia strobilifera against a MT-4 human leukaemia cancer cell line.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

A Comparison of the Chemical Constituents of Barbadian Medicinal Plants within Their Respective Plant Families with Established Drug Compounds and Phytochemicals Used to Treat Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases

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17–27
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This is a review of the medicinal plants used as folklore remedies in Barbados. It attempts to outline the various families of the medicinal plants showing similarities in the phytochemical profiles of the plants and their indications. It also attempts to validate, in a preliminary way, the folklore practices by comparing the phytochemical profiles with established approved drug agents and other phytochemicals.

 

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013
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