Amégnona Agbonon

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AIM OF THE STUDY In Africa, medicinal plants are used intensively and concomitantly with allopathic medicines in the treatment of opportunity diseases by many patients or by healthy person to prevent diseases. However, there is little information about the interactions between medicines and botanical products used currently in West Africa area. Therefore,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiplasmodial, acute toxicity and haemolytic activities of methanolic extracts of three plants. Phytochemical analysis to determine the phenolic contents was also carried out. METHODS The 2,2-diphenyl-1-picryl-hydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging, NCCLS broth microdilution and Plasmodium Lactate(More)
Traditional oral report indicates that Tectona grandis is used in the treatment of anaemia in Togo. For this purpose, the extract of T. grandis leaves is evaluated on anaemia model of rat induced by intraperitoneal injection of phenylhydrazine at 40 mg/kg for 2 days. Oral administration of T. grandis extract at 1 g/kg/day and 2 g/kg/day, to the rats(More)
The root bark of Cassia sieberiana was analyzed using direct analysis in real time mass spectrometry, and a main flavonoid component with an [M + H](+) mass of 275 was identified. The flavonoid, epiafzelechin, was isolated and fully characterized with the concerted use of NMR spectroscopy, circular dichroism, and optical rotation. Electronic circular(More)
This study, conducted as part of our overall goal of regular pharmacovigilance of antimalarial medicines, reports on the quality of 132 artemisinin-based antimalarial medicines distributed in Ghana and Togo. Three methods were employed in the quality evaluation-basic (colorimetric) tests for establishing the identity of the requisite active pharmaceutical(More)
African potato (AP) is widely used as an immune booster for the treatment of various ailments. The norlignan glycoside hypoxoside, a major phytoconstituent of AP, its aglycon rooperol, and an aqueous preparation of lyophilized AP corms were screened for in vitro antioxidant activity using the DPPH (1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazine) and FRAP (ferric reducing(More)
BACKGROUND The bark of Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile (Balanitaceae) is widely used in the Togolese folk medicine for the treatment of wounds, malaria and skin diseases. This study aimed to evaluate the antioxidant properties and the activity of the bark extract of this plant against some resistant bacteria isolated from wounds. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE In African traditional medicine, Ageratum conyzoides has been used as purgative, febrifuge, anti-ulcer and wound dressing. To date there is no safety information about long term use of Ageratum conyzoides which contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids, a class of hepatotoxic and carcinogenic phytochemicals. This study aims to evaluate(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE The root of Bridelia ferruginea is traditionally used as a treatment for type 2 diabetes. The present study was investigated to evaluate the effect of Bridelia ferruginea root bark fractions on some markers of type 2 diabetes on fructose drinking mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS Mice received a solution of fructose 15% during 42(More)
CONTEXT The Tem tribe in the Central Region of Togo is a population with an extensive knowledge of medicinal plants. However, little is known about their medical practices, principally the use of plants in the management of diabetes mellitus (DM) and hypertension (HTN). OBJECTIVE The present study documented the indigenous medicinal plant utilization for(More)