Guest editorial
1. Phytochemicals and phyto-extracts in cosmetics

Satyajit D. Sarker; Lutfun Nahar

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 185-186

Abstract
  Phytochemicals are generally secondary metabolites produced by plants, and they often possess various biological and pharmacological properties, which have long been exploited to find new drug molecules for the treatment of human ailments. However, because of the properties like antioxidant, emollient ...  Read More

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

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

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 187-234

Abstract
  Forty traditional medicinal plants from the Cameroonian rain forest belonging to twelve families are reviewed related to botanical description, taxonomy, common names, traditional use, essential oil composition as well as bioactivity and toxicity of their essential oils. A correlation is drawn between ...  Read More

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


Original Article
3. Chemical composition of Theobroma cacao L (Sterculiaceae) and Sorghum bicolor (L) Moench, Syn. Sorghum vulgare Pers (Poaceae)

Akinwunmi Olubunmi Adenike; Olatunde Christian Olalekan

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 235-242

Abstract
  Theobroma cacao L (sterculiaceae) and Sorghum bicolor (L) Moench, Syn. Sorghum vulgare. Pers (Poaceae) are plants with well-known medicinal properties. Aqueous extracts of the plant blend are being used in the treatment of anaemia caused by the shortage of iron in patients. It is therefore important ...  Read More

Chemical composition of <i>Theobroma cacao</i> L (<i>Sterculiaceae</i>) and <i>Sorghum bicolor</i> (L) Moench, Syn. <i>Sorghum vulgare</i> Pers (<i>Poaceae</i>)


Original Article
4. Chemical constituents from the leaves of Fraxinus excelsior L., Senna sulfurea (Collad.) H. S. Irwin et Barneby and Prosopis cineraria (L.) Druce

Shahnaz Sultana; Mohammed Ali; Mohammad Jameel; Piyush Sharma

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 243-252

Abstract
  Fraxinus excelsior L. (Oleaceae) is used to treat diarrhoea, dysentery, jaundice, joint pain, malaria, sores, swelling and wounds. The leaves of Senna sulfurea (Collad.) H. S. Irwin et Barneby (Leguminosae) are effective to cure blennorrhagia, diabetes, dysentery, gonorrhea and skin diseases. Prosopis ...  Read More

Chemical constituents from the leaves of <i>Fraxinus excelsior</i> L., <i>Senna sulfurea</i> (Collad.) H. S. Irwin et Barneby and <i>Prosopis cineraria</i> (L.) Druce


Original Article
5. Analgesics from Lonchocarpus eriocalyx Harms

Angeline A. Ochung; Phillip O. Owuor; Lawrence A.O. Manguro; Ishola O. Ismael; Regina A. Nyunja; Charles O. Ochieng; Sylvia A. Opiyo

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 253-260

Abstract
  Four lupane-type terpenoids, namely lupeol (1), friedelin (2), stigmasterol (3), and stigmasterol-3-O-glucoside (4) were isolated from the ethyl acetate extract of leaves of Lonchocarpus eriocalyx Harms. These compounds were obtained by extensive silica gel chromatography and their structures elucidated ...  Read More

Analgesics from <i>Lonchocarpus eriocalyx</i> Harms


Original Article
6. Preliminary phytochemical analysis and in vitro antioxidant properties of Malaysian ‘Kundang’ (Bouea macrophylla Griffith)

Kumeshini Sukalingam

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 261-266

Abstract
  The main objective of the present study was to evaluate preliminary phytochemical screening and in vitro antioxidant properties of leaves, ripe and unripe fruit extracts of Malaysian ‘Kundang (Bouea macrophylla Griffith; Family: Anacardiaceae), by using different solvents like water, ethanol, methanol, ...  Read More

Preliminary phytochemical analysis and <i>in vitro</i> antioxidant properties of Malaysian ‘Kundang’ (<i>Bouea macrophylla</i> Griffith)


Erratum
7. Erratum: Nano-encapsulation of thyme essential oil in chitosan-Arabic gum system: Evaluation of its antioxidant and antimicrobial properties

Maryam Hasani; Shirin Hasani

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 267-267

Abstract
     In this study, nano-capsules based on chitosan (CS) and Arabic gum (AG) involving thyme essential oil (TEO), as an active ingredient, were prepared using the emulsion method. The nano-capsules were characterized by their encapsulation efficiency (EE), morphologies, particle size distributions, ...  Read More