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ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Aframomum melegueta is a popular medicinal plant in Nigeria believed to have many agents acting in different ways to bring about human health benefits. This study aimed to determine the acute toxicity, identify some phytochemicals known to be present in this plant and the possible effects on lipid profile, haematological(More)
Tender and mature leaflets and leaves of Diplazium sammatii ('Nyama idim'), were separately investigated for their nutritional and antinutritional properties. Results showed little difference in proximate nutritional contents between tender and mature leaves, except for crude fat, which was present in levels 1.5 times higher in younger than in older leaves.(More)
The aqueous calyx extract of Hibiscus sabdariffa (HS) has a folk reputation as an antihypertensive agent. On account of its antioxidant properties and probably high K+ concentration, we hypothesized that HS may attenuate the development of salt-induced hypertension. Sprague-Dawley rats (n=8 each) were treated for 12 weeks as follows: control (normal diet +(More)
The aqueous root extract of Securidaca longepedunculata (polygalaceae) was investigated for possible antinociceptive and central nervous system (CNS) effects in mice. Three nociceptive models; acetic acid, formalin and tail-flick tests were used to study the antinociceptive activity. Rectal temperature test was employed as an adjunct to the nociceptive(More)
Operation Sweep (OPS) de rheumatism powder is a registered Nigerian poly-herbal medicine. The acute and sub-chronic testicular toxicology of the OPS powder was investigated in male albino rats. The rats, divided into 10 per group, received aqueous extract of the OPS powder, orally, at 0, 0.75, 1.50, 2.25 g/kg for 30 days. Animals were sacrificed on day 30;(More)
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