African Journal of
Pharmacy and Pharmacology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pharm. Pharmacol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0816
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPP
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 2285

Table of Content: 22 October, 2012; 6(39)

October 2012

Evaluating Shirazi (Thymus vulgaris) on menstrual pain using verbal multidimensional scoring system (VMS)

Although there are many studies evaluating different medications on the pain of menstrual cycle, however, they show conflicting results. The explanation of such variation could be due to small sample sizes or different scoring of pain throughout the evaluation of menstrual cycle phases such as dysmenorrhea phase; and, in most studies such evaluation have not even been verified by performing a reliable case-control study...

Author(s): Direkvand-Moghadam A. and Khosravi A.

October 2012

Effect of acute and sub chronic use of Bacopa monnieri on dopamine and serotonin turnover in mice whole brain

Bacopa monnieri (BM) is a perennial herb, with a historic nootropic image and utility in ayurvedic system of medicine, for the management of various central nervous system disorders like epilepsy, depression and memory deficit amongst others. We investigated the effects of acute and sub chronic (one week) treatment of BM methanolic extract (Mt-ext BM) on dopamine (DA) and serotonin (5-HT) turn...

Author(s): Khalid Rauf, Fazal Subhan, Muzaffar Abbas, Ikram ul Haq, Gowhar Ali and Muhammad Ayaz

October 2012

Assessing nrDNA ITS2 sequence based molecular signature of ginseng for potential use in quality control of drug

Panax L. (Family: Araliaceae), which is commonly known as ginseng, is one of the most important medicinal herbs. The rhizome of the genus Panax is used as a source of medicine. Identification of raw or fresh samples of Panax species is challenging, owing to occurrence of high level of morphological variation within the genus as well as even within the populations too; therefore, the adulteration...

Author(s): M. Ajmal Ali, F. M. Al-Hemaid, Joongku Lee, R. K. Choudhary, A. K. Pandey and N. A. Al-Harbi

October 2012

Mineral analysis of Phoenix dactylifera L. leaves by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy

Phoenix dactylifera L. (date palm) is well known for its innumerable health benefits and nutritional values. However, utilization of leaves as a source of element supplement has not been yet explored. Thus, the present study was aimed to employ inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) for the determination of macro and micro nutrients present in the leaves of three varieties (Rothana,...

Author(s): Kahkashan Perveen, Najat A. Bokhari, Iram Siddique, Iffat Siddiqui and Dina A. W. Soliman

October 2012

Clinical efficacy of Neuronox® botulinum toxin treatment in hemifacial spasm patients

Hemifacial spasm (HFS) is a disease causing abnormal movement of the face. Treatment with a botulinum toxin injection is effective. Original botulinum toxin is expensive, particularly in developing countries. We evaluated clinical efficacy and safety of generic botulinum toxin in HFS patients. A 16-week, open labeled, prospective study to evaluate Neuronox® treatment at HFS clinic, Khon Kaen University...

Author(s): Somsak Tiamkao, Supinya Tuntapakul, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth and Suthipun Jitpimolmard