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Evaluation of antidiabetic potentials of Phyllanthus niruri in alloxan diabetic rats
The antidiabetic potentials of methanol extract (ME) of aerial parts of Phyllanthus niruri L (Euphorbiaceae) was evaluated in normal and alloxan diabetic rats and suggests that extract of aerial part of P.niruri has great potentials as anti-diabetic remedy. Expand
Antiinflammatory and Antimicrobial Activities of Mitracarpus scaber Extracts
Results from preliminary investigations on leaf extracts of Mitracarpus scaber establish its acclaimed potency as an antiinflammatory and antimicrobial agent and help to explain the rationale for the folkloric use of the plant in treating inflammatory disorders and microbial infections. Expand
Blood sugar lowering effect of Vernonia amygdalina Del, in an experimental rabbit model
The aqueous leaf extract of Vernonia amygdalina, Del, (Compositae) produced a dose‐related fall in blood sugar and may involve a mechanism not related to insulin secretion. Expand
Evaluation of Nigerian traditional medicines: 1. Plants used for rheumatic (inflammatory) disorders.
Evaluating some plants attributed to possess potent anti-rheumatic activity in Nigerian traditional medicine system revealed significant anti-inflammatory activity of all extracts tested against acute inflammation. Expand
Effects of Vernonia amygdalina on Biochemical and Hematological Parameters in Diabetic Rats
Subacute toxicity studies were carried out on the fraction of the methanol leaf extract of Vernonia amygdalina in diabetic rats. Nine fractions (F1-F9) were obtained from the MEOH leaf extract of V.Expand
Neuropharmacological evaluation of Annona senegalensis leaves
The neuropharmacological activities of methanol leaf extract (ME) of Annona senegalensis Pers (Annonaceae) and its bioactive fractions (MF and F 7 ) were studied in rodents using pentylenetetrazolExpand
Antidiabetic activity of aqueous and methanol extract and fractions of Gongronema latifolium (Asclepidaceae) leaves in Alloxan Diabetic Rats
Rural dwellers in Nigeria often resort to herbal remedy and dietary control in the treatment of diabetes mellitus (DM). This work was undertaken to provide the rationale for the use of the leaves ofExpand
Evaluation of the anti-asthmatic property of Asystasia gangetica leaf extracts.
The results indicated that the extracts did not exhibit contractile or relaxant activity in isolated tissue preparations; however, they inhibited the contraction evoked by spasmogens; the IC(50) were calculated, where possible, and the study justified the use of the leaf of Asystasia gangetica in the management of asthma in Nigerian folk medicine. Expand
Acanthus montanus: An experimental evaluation of the antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and immunological properties of a traditional remedy for furuncles
The effectiveness of the root of A. montanus in the treatment of furuncles may largely derive from mobilization of leukocytes to the site of the infection and activation of phagocytic activity as well as suppression of exacerbated immune responses by its constituents. Expand
Studies on the possible mechanisms of antidiabetic activity of extract of aerial parts of Phyllanthus niruri
Findings suggest that aerial parts of P. niruri may owe their blood glucose lowering properties to inhibition of glucose absorption and enhancement of glucose storage. Expand