Guest editorial
1. Evidence-based phytotherapy: what, why and how?

Satyajit d. Sarker; Lutfun Nahar

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 125-126

Abstract
  With the ever-increasing popularity and extensive usage of phytotherapy all over the globe, it has now become absolutely necessary to ensure its efficacy, toxicity and adverse effects on the basis of suitable scientific evidence, and to put proper measures in place to regulate practice of phytotherapy ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Study of the antileukemic activity of Mimosa caesalpiniifolia Benth. ethanolic extract and fractions

Gabriele Taumaturgo Mororó; José Roberto de Oliveira Ferreira; Michel Mualén de Morais Alves; Nayana Bruna Nery Monção; Laís Campos Teixeira de Carvalho-Gonçalves; Antônia Maria das Graças Lopes Citó; Paulo Michel Pinheiro Ferreira; Fernando Aécio de Amorim Carvalho; Juan Carlos Ramos Gonçalves

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 127-134

Abstract
  Mimosa caesalpiniifolia Benth. is a native plant to northeastern Brazil, traditionally used in folk medicine, with several pharmacological activities reported including antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antitumor. The present study evaluated the antileukemic potential of M. caesalpiniifolia Benth. ...  Read More

Study of the antileukemic activity of <i>Mimosa caesalpiniifolia</i> Benth. ethanolic extract and fractions


Original Article
3. Isolation, characterization and biological activities of phytoconstituents from Lonchocarpus eriocalyx Harms leaves

Lawrence Onyango Arot Manguro; Phillip Okind Owuor; Angeline Atieno Ochung

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 135-146

Abstract
  The plant species Lonchocarpus eriocalyx Harms (Fabaceae) is a deciduous slender tree or shrub which grows up to 15 m tall. It is an important medicinal plant in Kenya used to treat a wide range of ailments including eye infection, wound and ulcer. However, little is known about its chemical constituents. ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Intra-specific differentiation, genetic variability and their prospect for exploitation in medicinally important plant Black henbane (Hyoscyamus niger L.)

Renu Yadav; Raj Kishori Lal; Ved Ram Singh

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 147-154

Abstract
  Black henbane (Hyoscyamus niger L.) is frequently cultivated as a rich source of tropane alkaloids particularly hyoscyamine and hyoscine (Scopolamine) which are extracted from its whole aerial herb including dried leaves and flowering tops. These valuable natural compounds are widely used in modern medicinal ...  Read More

Intra-specific differentiation, genetic variability and their prospect for exploitation in medicinally important plant Black henbane (<i>Hyoscyamus niger</i> L.)


Original Article
5. Secondary metabolites of Hypericum richeri Vill. collected in Central Italy: chemotaxonomy and ethnomedicinal relevance

Alessandro Venditti; Armandodoriano Bianco

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 155-162

Abstract
  The results of the phytochemical analysis of a Hypericum richeri Vill. accession collected from a population living in Appennines, Central Italy, are reported in this paper. The secondary metabolites pattern resulted mainly composed of flavonoids as both aglycones and in glycosidic form, such as quercetin ...  Read More

Secondary metabolites of <i>Hypericum richeri</i> Vill. collected in Central Italy: chemotaxonomy and ethnomedicinal relevance


Original Article
6. Effect of solvent, time and method of extraction on the amounts of phenolic, flavonoid and the antioxidant activity of the extract of Ixiolirion tataricum (Pall.) Schult. & Schult.f.

Fatemeh Rabbani; Malihe Samadi Kazemi

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 163-170

Abstract
  Solvent type, extraction time and method are among important parameters in the evaluation of extraction efficiency. The selection of appropriate conditions to increase the extraction efficiency is of great importance. The response surface method (RSM) is a statistical and mathematical technique which ...  Read More

Effect of solvent, time and method of extraction on the amounts of phenolic, flavonoid and the antioxidant activity of the extract of <i>Ixiolirion tataricum</i> (Pall.) Schult. & Schult.f.


Original Article
7. Volatile oil composition, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of Boerhavia erecta L. and Euphorbia hirta L.

Omosalewa Olaoluwa; Dorcas Moronkola; Olayombo Taiwo; Peremobowei Iganboh

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 171-178

Abstract
  This study investigated the volatile oil composition of Boerhavia erecta L. and Euphorbia hirta L. along with the corresponding antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. In thisregard, stems and roots of Boerhavia erecta together with aerial parts of Euphorbia hirta L. were used. Essential oils were ...  Read More

Volatile oil composition, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of <i>Boerhavia erecta</i> L. and <i>Euphorbia hirta</i> L.


Original Article
8. The rhizome essential oil of Curcuma aeruginosa Roxb. (Zingiberaceae) from Vietnam

Pham T. Oanh; Nguyen T. Thanh; Do T. Xuyen; Le T. Huong; Opeyemi N. Avoseh; Isiaka A. Ogunwande

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 179-184

Abstract
  The volatile compounds identified from the rhizome oil of Curcuma aeruginosa Roxb (Zingiberaceae) collected from Cham Chu Natural Reserve, Tuyen Quang Province, Vietnam, are reported. The plant sample was air-dried for two weeks under laboratory shade. Essential oils were obtained by hydrodisitllation ...  Read More

The rhizome essential oil of <i>Curcuma aeruginosa</i> Roxb. (Zingiberaceae) from Vietnam