American Journal of Biomedical and Life Sciences

Special Issue

Phytochemical and Pharmacological Study of Medicinal Plants

  • Submission Deadline: Mar. 15, 2015
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Abdur Rauf
About This Special Issue
Medicinal plants are used by 80% of the world population for their basic health needs. The relationship between human, plants and drugs derived from plants describe the history of mankind. Plants are the important source of natural drugs. The plants are assumed to contain compounds which have potential to be used in modern medicine for the treatment of diseases which are not curable.

Medicinal plants are a rich source of producing bioactive secondary metabolites which are used for the treatment of various diseases from the beginning of civilization. Various disease including cancer, pain, diabetic, lamina, infection disease and many other are global problem in this era. In this special issue we will make in efforts to explore the knowledge of medicinal plants to uses for treatment of for various diseases.

We encourage the Research articles, Case report, Review articles that educated people to uses medicinal for the treatment cancer, pain, diabetic, lamina, infection disease and many other diseases.

1. Natural products
2. Fixed oil
3. Essential oil
4. Chemical analysis
5. Cancer
6. Pain
7. Diabetic
8. Lamina
10. Fungal
11. Antioxidant
12. Cytotoxic
13. Phytotoxic
14. Insecticidal
15. Muscle relaxant
16. Toxicology
17. Fever
Lead Guest Editor
  • Abdur Rauf

    Institute of Chemical Sciences, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan

Guest Editors
  • Debasish Kundu

    American Nutritional Medical Association, Stockton, CA, USA, Kolkata, India

  • Haroon Khan

    Department of Pharmacy, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Pakistan

  • Majid Mahdavi

    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

Published Articles
  • Prevalence, Causes, Treatment and the Role of Antioxidants in Ischemic Brain Stroke Diseases: A Review

    Wasi Ullah khan , Rahmat Ali Khan , Mushtaq Ahmad , Latif ullah Khan , M. Waqas Khan , Samran Ahmad Durrani , Wasim Ahmed

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 29-32
    Received: Jan. 16, 2015
    Accepted: Mar. 03, 2015
    Published: May 13, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajbls.s.2015030201.15
    Abstract: This literature review reveals that in the ischemic stroke the blood clot occur in the brain due to which the arteries blocks and stop the blood flow. There are main two types of ischemic stroke one is thrombolic and the other one is embolic. The prevalence of ischemic stroke is about 85% in the U.S while in Pakistan as such no true incidence of st... Show More
  • Frequency, Causes and Cutting-Edge Treatment of Cataract: A Review

    Latifullah Khan , Rahmat Ali Khan , Wasim Ahmed , Abdur Rauf , M. Waqas Khan , Wasiullah Khan , Samran Ahmad Durrani , Saad Qayum

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 25-28
    Received: Jan. 19, 2015
    Accepted: Jan. 20, 2015
    Published: Feb. 15, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajbls.s.2015030201.14
    Abstract: Cataract is the disease which is prevailing world wide rapidly and health care professionals are making serious efforts to investigate the latest, inexpensive and readily available treatment of the disease. The aim of this review was to investigate the pervasiveness, causes and latest treatment of cataract. However this is a cross sectional study i... Show More
  • Evaluations of Some Trace Metal Levels from the Leaves of Salix nigra in Hayatabad Industrial Estate Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan

    Wasim Ahmed , Mushtaq Ahmad , Abdur Rauf , Faridullah Shah , Sajjad Khan , Sajid Kamal , Shahzaib Shah , Abdullah Khan

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 21-24
    Received: Jan. 06, 2015
    Accepted: Jan. 16, 2015
    Published: Jan. 27, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajbls.s.2015030201.13
    Abstract: Plants are crucial components of eco and agrosystems & are the first compartment of the telluric food chain. When grown-up on contaminated soils, they become latent threat to human and animal fitness as they may gather some toxic elements (e.g., metals) in their tissues and causing many serious problems. A new preliminary draft report by “ArizonaSk... Show More
  • Phytochemistry of Genus Polygonatum: A Review

    Haroon Khan , Abdur Rauf

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 5-20
    Received: Nov. 02, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 06, 2014
    Published: Nov. 19, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajbls.s.2015030201.12
    Abstract: The current review article deals with the comprehensive phytochemical background of genus Polygonatum. It was observed that out of approximately 60 species, only 9 are subject to phytochemical studies that led mostly to the isolation of saponins, phytohormones, glycosides, flavonoids, esters and alkaloids. However, the remaining species are still w... Show More
  • Cytotoxic, Acute Toxicity and Phytotoxic Activity of Callicarpa macrophylla in Various Models

    Barkatullah , Muhammad Ibrar , Muhammad Nafees , Abdur Rauf , Haroon Khan

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 1-4
    Received: Oct. 21, 2014
    Accepted: Oct. 30, 2014
    Published: Nov. 05, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajbls.s.2015030201.11
    Abstract: The present study describes the cytotoxic, acute toxicity and phytotoxic activities of Callicarpa macrophylla belonging to family Verbanaceae. Brine shrimps cytotoxic bioassay of crude extract of bark of C. macrophylla (CBE) showed 975.22 LD50 value and crude extract of leaves of C. macrophylla (CLE) showed no significant results. However, all the ... Show More