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Full Length Research Paper - In vitro trypanocidal effect of methanolic extract of some Nigerian savannah plants
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Evidence of the effects of some plants in the traditional management of trypanosomiasis is provided, as some plants harvested from the Savannah vegetation belt of Nigeria were analyzed in vitro for trypanocidal activity against Trypanosoma brucei Brucei and TrypanOSoma congolense. Expand
Comparative in vitro trypanocidal activities of petroleum ether, chloroform, methanol and aqueous extracts of some Nigerian savannah plants
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It is suggested that tropical plants could be a very promising source of new generations of trypanocidal agents. Expand
Antioxidant potential of African medicinal plants
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In this review, research on the antioxidant potential of medicinal plants of African origin between 1965 and September, 2004 is considered and accumulated evidence suggests that ROS can be scavenged through chemoprevention utilizing natural antioxidant compounds present in foods and medicinal plants. Expand
Evaluation of the polyphenol content and antioxidant properties of methanol extracts of the leaves, stem, and root barks of Moringa oleifera Lam.
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The high antioxidant/radical scavenging effects observed for different parts of M. oleifera appear to provide justification for their widespread therapeutic use in traditional medicine in different continents and may impact on the cancer chemopreventive potential of the plant. Expand
Azadirachta indica (neem): a plant of multiple biological and pharmacological activities
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How a developing country like Nigeria can harness the numerous opportunities presented by the multi-biological and multi-pharmacological nature of A. indica to solve some of her myriad problems, including those in the agricultural, health and economic sectors is reviewed. Expand
Indigenous knowledge system for treatment of trypanosomiasis in Kaduna state of Nigeria.
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A survey was carried out in Kaduna State of Nigeria to establish the indigenous knowledge system for treating trypanosomiasis in domestic animals and revealed the use of several plants either alone or in combination for the treatment and management of trypasonomiasis. Expand
Changes in weight gain, faecal oocyst count and packed cell volume of Eimeria tenella-infected broilers treated with a wild mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) aqueous extract.
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This study showed that treatment with G. lucidum extract against E. tenella results in a marked reduction in the number of E.Tenella oocysts shed in the faeces, leading to improved weight gain and decreased weight loss. Expand
Potential of a wild medicinal mushroom, Ganoderma sp., as feed supplement in chicken diet: effect on performance and health of pullets.
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It was concluded that this mushroom can be a valuable source of feed supplement to improve performance and health and supplementation with the mushroom resulted in better feed efficiency and the effect is dose dependent. Expand
Nigerian foodstuffs with prostate cancer chemopreventive polyphenols
  • S. Atawodi
  • Medicine
  • Infectious Agents and Cancer
  • 23 September 2011
TLDR
High incidence of prostate cancer among males of African extraction can be dramatically reduced, and the age of onset drastically increased, if the population at risk consumes the right kinds of foods in the right proportion, beginning early in life, especially as prostate cancer has a latency period of about 50 years. Expand
Content of polyphenolic compounds in the Nigerian stimulants Cola nitida ssp. alba, Cola nitida ssp. rubra A. Chev, and Cola acuminata Schott & Endl and their antioxidant capacity.
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Utilization of HPLC-based assays designed to reflect in situ generation of free radicals indicate that, of the major secondary plant metabolites present in kola nut extracts, caffeine is potentially the more effective cancer chemopreventive metabolite in terms of its antioxidant capacity. Expand
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