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- Nguta, Joseph M., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Journal of ethnopharmacology 2016 v.178 pp. 266-271
- Artemia; Ocimum gratissimum var. gratissimum; Plasmodium berghei; Plectranthus barbatus; Zanthoxylum; acute oral toxicity; albino; bioactive compounds; chloroform; chloroquine; death; fractionation; laboratory animals; leaves; malaria; medicinal properties; methanol; mice; traditional medicine
- ... Crude extracts from the leaves of Ocimum suave Willd (Lamiaceae) and the root barks of Plectranthus barbatus Andrews (Lamiaceae) and Zanthoxylum chalybeum Engl. (Rutaceae) were studied to ascertain the ethnopharmacological standing of their antimalarial usage in Kenyan folk medicine.Aqueous and Chloroform: Methanol (1:1) extracts of the plants were used in this study. Toxicity of the extracts was ...
- Nguta, Joseph M., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Journal of ethnopharmacology 2016 v.182 pp. 10-15
- Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Solanum torvum; antibacterial properties; avirulent strains; cytotoxicity; drug resistance; human health; leaves; medicinal plants; minimum inhibitory concentration; plant extracts; traditional medicine; tuberculosis; zwitterions; Ghana
- ... Tuberculosis (TB) caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis remains an ongoing threat to human health. Several medicinal plants are used traditionally to treat tuberculosis in Ghana. The current study was designed to investigate the antimycobacterial activity and cytotoxicity of crude extracts from five selected medicinal plants.The microplate alamar blue assay (MABA) was used for antimycobacterial stu ...