Original Article Phytochemistry
1. Antioxidant properties of various extract from selected wild Moroccan aromatic and medicinal species

Ayoub Kasrati; Chaima Alaoui Jamali; Abdelaziz Abbad

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 175-182

Abstract
  Antioxidant properties of various extracts from different wild Moroccan aromatic and medicinal plants (Achillea ageratum L., Salvia officinalis L., Thymus satureoiedes Cosson., Mentha suaveolens subsp. timija (Briq.) Harley and Cotula cinerea Del.) were examined by applying DPPH free radical-scavenging ...  Read More

Antioxidant properties of various extract from selected wild Moroccan aromatic and medicinal species


Review article
2. Acaricidal activity of essential oils: a review

Cicera Janaine Camilo; Carla de Fatima Alves Nonato; Fábio Fernandes Galvão-Rodrigues; Wegila Davi Costa; Georgia Gualberto Clemente; Mellyssa Ayêska Custódio Sobreira Macedo; Fabíola Fernandes Galvão Rodrigues; José Galberto Martins da Costa

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 183-198

Abstract
  The environmental problems caused by the uncontrolled use of synthetic pesticides in crop production around the world has increased the search for new plant species that have this activity. As a result, studies with essential oils extracted from plants intensify because they present, among other biological ...  Read More

Acaricidal activity of essential oils: a review


Original Article Analytical Assessments of Bioactive Compounds
3. Extraction, purification, characterization and antioxidant activities of heat-resistance phenolic compounds from lemon pulp

Yasar Ipek; Tevfik Ozen; Ibrahim Demirtas

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 199-206

Abstract
  Lemon as a citrus species is widely cultivated in the Mediterranean region, Turkey. The lemon pulp has been characterized as a rich source of phenolic and flavonoid compounds, phenolic acid as well as novel coumarin derivatives. It is usually obtained within the juice production in the food industries. ...  Read More

Extraction, purification, characterization and antioxidant activities of heat-resistance phenolic compounds from lemon pulp


Original Article
4. Isolation and identification of growth promoting endophytes from Artemisia annua L. and its effects on artemisinin content

Mir Abid Hussain; Vidushi Mahajan; Irshad Ahmad Rather; Praveen Awasthi; Rekha Chouhan; Prabhu Dutt; Yash Pal Sharma; Yashbir S. Bedi; Sumit G. Gandhi

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 207-214

Abstract
  Artemisinin, a sesquiterpene lactone, is a well-known antimalarial drug isolated from Artemisia annua L. (Asteraceae). Semi-synthetic derivatives of artemisinin like arteether, artemether, artesunate, etc. have also been explored for antimalarial as well as other pharmacological activities. Endophytes ...  Read More

Isolation and identification of growth promoting endophytes from <i>Artemisia annua</i> L. and its effects on artemisinin content


Original Article Analytical Assessments of Bioactive Compounds
5. Quantification of β-carotene, aucubin content, their associations and contribution to other economic traits in Plantago germplasm

Sougata Sarkar; Raj Kishori Lal; Ram Kishor Verma

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 215-226

Abstract
  Plant secondary metabolites have innumerable benefits in regard to human health. From the available 106 divergent lines of five Plantago species, a screening program was conducted to explore putative lines having best resources of aucubin and β-carotene. HPLC results indicated that seeds of selection ...  Read More

Quantification of β-carotene, aucubin content, their associations and contribution to other economic traits in <i>Plantago</i> germplasm


Original Article Phytochemistry
6. Evaluation of antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory and LDL oxidation inhibitory potential of Alpinia galanga and Alpinia calcarata -An in vitro study

Suresh Nampoothiri; Thirugnanasamy Esakkidurai; Kasi Pitchumani

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 227-234

Abstract
  Alpinia galanga and Alpinia calcarata are two important aromatic medicinal plants belong to the family Zingiberaceae. In the present study, dried rhizomes of A. galanga and A. calcarata were extracted with water and then fractionated with different solvents. Among the various solvent fractions, ethyl ...  Read More

Evaluation of antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory and LDL oxidation inhibitory potential of <i>Alpinia galanga</i> and <i>Alpinia calcarata</i> -An <i>in vitro</i> study


Original Article Phytochemistry
7. Characterization of bioactive compounds from Ficus vallis-choudae Delile (Moraceae)

Jean Jules Kezetas Bankeu; Amadou Dawé; Marius Mbiantcha; Guy Raymond Feuya; Iftikhar Ali; Marthe Aimée Tchuente Tchuenmogne; Lateef Mehreen; Bruno Lenta; Muhammad Ali; Augustin Silvère Ngouela

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 235-242

Abstract
  Ficus vallis-choudae Delile has been reported to exhibit antifungal, anticonvulsant, anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive activities. Herein we report the first ever pharmacochemical studies on the figs of Ficus vallis-choudae resulting in isolation of a new ceramide named nkwenamide (1). Also, seven ...  Read More

Characterization of bioactive compounds from <i>Ficus vallis-choudae</i> Delile (Moraceae)


Original Article
8. Flavonoids from two Turkish Centaurea species and their chemotaxonomic implications

Sharmeen Uddin; Lillian Alnsour; Peter Segun; Huseyin Servi; Sezgin Celik; R. Süleyman Göktürk; Afaf Al-Groshi; Shaymaa Al-Majmaie; Stephanie T. Guetchueng; Lutfun Nahar; Nicola M. Dempster; Fyaz M. D. Ismail; Kenneth J. Ritchie; Satyajit D. Sarker

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 243-248

Abstract
  Centaurea asutro-anatolica Hub.-Mor. and C. kizildaghensis Uzunh., E. Doğan & H. Duman, two indigenous perennial herbs from the Turkish flora, belong to the medicinally important genus Centaurea L. (fam: Asteraceae), which comprises ca. 600 species worldwide. While various Centaurea species are ...  Read More

Flavonoids from two Turkish <i>Centaurea</i> species and their chemotaxonomic implications