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Medicinal plant diversity in the flora of Saudi Arabia 1: a report on seven plant families.
A preliminary survey on the medicinal plant diversity in the flora of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been made with seven families: Amaranthaceae, Apocynaceae, Capparidaceae, Euphorbiaceae,Expand
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Bioactive 12-oleanene triterpene and secotriterpene acids from Maytenus undata.
The aerial parts of Maytenus undata yielded four new 12-oleanene and 3,4-seco-12-oleanene triterpene acids, namely, 3-oxo-11alpha-methoxyolean-12-ene-30-oic acid (1),Expand
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Antimycobacterial constituents from Juniperus procera, Ferula communis and Plumbago zeylanica and their in vitro synergistic activity with isonicotinic acid hydrazide
The synergistic activity of antimycobacterial constituents from Saudi plants was evaluated in combination with isonicotinic acid hydrazide (INH) against four atypical organisms, namely, MycobacteriumExpand
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A Study on the Crude Antidiabetic Drugs Used in Arabian Folk Medicine
AbstractA survey of different regions of Saudi Arabia revealed that a large number of herbal drugs are used for the treatment of diabetes in the traditional medicine of this country. Twelve of theseExpand
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Evaluation of turmeric (Curcuma longa) for gastric and duodenal antiulcer activity in rats.
An ethanol extract of turmeric was studied in rats for its ability to inhibit gastric secretion and to protect gastroduodenal mucosa against the injuries caused by pyloric ligation,Expand
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Anti-inflammatory activity of Teucrium polium.
Teucrium polium is widely used by the folk-medicine practitioners in Saudi Arabia for the treatment of inflammations, rheumatism, diabetes and ulcers. Scientific reports are lacking to confirm theseExpand
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Gastroprotective activity of ginger zingiber officinale rosc., in albino rats.
The cytoprotective and gastric anti-ulcer studies of ginger have been carried out in albino rats. Cytodestruction was produced by 80% ethanol, 0.6M HC1, 0.2M NaOH and 25% NaCl. Whereas gastric ulcersExpand
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Potential cancer chemopreventive and cytotoxic agents from Pulicaria crispa.
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Phytochemical and biological studies on Saudi Commiphora opobalsamum L.
The aerial part of Commiphora opobalsamum L. (Burseraceae) growing in Saudi Arabia was subjected to a phytopharmacological investigation in order to identify its major chemical constituents and toExpand
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Selection and micropropagation of high artemisinin producing clones of Artemisia annua L.
An in vitro micropropagation method has been used to clone Artemisia annua L. plants from axenic seedlings or field grown plants selected on the basis of morphological characteristics during theExpand
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