Guest editorial
1. UPLC in phytochemical analysis

Lutfun Nahar; Satyajit D. Sarker

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, Pages 1-2

Abstract
  Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC), which has been around just over one and a half decade, is an advanced liquid chromatographic technique that offers a significantly short analysis time and small amount of solvent(s) as a mobile phase. It also provides much better separation efficiency and ...  Read More

Review article
2. Bioactive essential oils from the Cameroonian rain forest: A review - Part II

Jean Duplex Wansi; Norbert Sewald; Lutfun Nahar; Claire Martin; Satyajit Dey Sarker

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, Pages 3-52

Abstract
  Eighty-nine essential oil analyses carried out on Cameroonian plant material by gas chromatography are reviewed, and structures of sixty one main oil compounds are presented. Plant samples had been collected all over the rainforest area and further northwards, covering forty plant species belonging to ...  Read More

Bioactive essential oils from the Cameroonian rain forest: A review - Part II


Original Article
3. Phytochemical study and anti-inflammatory activity of the roots of Mangifera indica L. in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated peritoneal macrophages

Yolande Djouatsa Nangue; Eulogio José Llorent-Martínez; Maria Luisa Fernández-de Córdova; Douglas Alphonse M. Ngangoum; Télesphore Benoit Nguelefack; Anatole Guy Blaise Azebaze; Alain Bertrand Dongmo

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, Pages 53-60

Abstract
  This study deals with the identification of secondary metabolites of methanol extract of the roots of Mangifera indica L and the assessment of plant in vitro anti-inflammatory activity. High-performance liquid chromatography with electrospray ionization mass spectrometric detection (HPLC-ESI-MSn) using ...  Read More

Phytochemical study and anti-inflammatory activity of the roots of <i>Mangifera indica</i> L. in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated peritoneal macrophages


Original Article
4. Veronica crista-galli Steven and Veronica persica Poir. as anticancer and antioxidant plants in-vitro

Maryam Mohadjerani; Sedigheh Asadollahi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, Pages 61-66

Abstract
  The antioxidant activities and reducing power capabilities of Veronica crista-galli and Veronica persica were evaluated using DPPH radical scavenging assay, total antioxidant activity and MTT assay at incubation times of 24, 48 and 72 hours. A water fraction of methanolic extract of V. crista-galli ...  Read More

<i>Veronica crista-galli</i> Steven and <i>Veronica persica</i> Poir. as anticancer and antioxidant plants <i>in-vitro</i>


Review article
5. Ameliorative nature of flavonoid naringin: A comprehensive review of antitoxic effects

Zorawar Singh; Shivam Sharma; Adeshwinder Kaur

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, Pages 67-76

Abstract
  Naringin is a flavonoid abundantly found in Citrus L. spp. with diverse applications. The present review emphasizes on the ameliorative role of naringin against hepatotoxicity, neurotoxicity, renal toxicity and cardiotoxicity. Naringin has been found to be a strong antioxidant and beneficial in inflammation ...  Read More

Ameliorative nature of flavonoid naringin: A comprehensive review of antitoxic effects


Short communication
6. Essential oil composition of Terminalia ivorensis A. Chev. flowers from Northern Nigeria

Isiaka Ajani Ogunwande; Roberta Ascrizzi; Guido Flamini

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, Pages 77-82

Abstract
  In the present study, the volatile compounds identified in the essential oil from the flowers of Terminalia ivorensis A. Chev (Combretaceae) collected from Kaduna, Northern Nigeria, are reported. Essential oils were obtained using hydrodistllation in a Clevengertype apparatus. The yield of the light ...  Read More

Essential oil composition of <i>Terminalia ivorensis</i> A. Chev. flowers from Northern Nigeria