Special Issue


  • Submission Deadline: 20 August 2017
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Md. Sahab Uddin
About This Special Issue
Medicinal plants are the mainstay of complementary and alternative medicine. Medicinal plants have been identified and used to diseases from the antique time. For the treatment of various minor and major diseases, people of the developing and low income countries dependences on medicinal plants. The use of traditional medicines is not only limited to developing countries, in a number of industrialized countries, many people frequently use several forms of traditional medicines with England (47%), Canada (70%) and Germany (75%) being examples. WHO stated that more than 80% of the world's population dependences on medicinal plants for their primary health care needs. In 2001, researchers identified 122 compounds used in today medicine were derived from ethnobotanical sources, 80% of these have had an ethnomedical use identical or related to the current use of the active elements of the plant. Many of the pharmaceuticals currently available in the market have a long history of use as herbal remedies, including aspirin, digitalis, quinine and opium. The search for new natural remedies is still ongoing process against new and existence diseases. In the pursuit of searching plants having substantial pharmacological and biological activities, we have designed this special issue and we would like to invite the researchers from all over the world to submit their manuscript in the field of phytopharmacology, phytotherapy and phytochemistry.

This issue covers the following topic but are not always limited:
1.Pharmacological inquiry of medicinal plants
2. Analysis of health-promoting agents from medicinal plants
3. Phytochemical screening of medicinal plants
4. Ethnobotanical inquiry of medicinal plants
5. Isolation, identification and structural elucidation of medicinal plants
6. Medicinal plants and their importance for the mankind
Lead Guest Editor
  • Md. Sahab Uddin

    Department of Pharmacy, Southeast University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Guest Editors
  • Rajesh Pandiyan

    Department of Civil Engineering, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan, South Korea

  • Zafer Secgin

    Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey

  • Bishwambhar Mishra

    Department of Biotechnology, Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology, Hyderabad, India

  • Moamen Mohamed Abou El-enin

    Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, Al Azhar University, Nasr City, Egypt

  • Raja Chakraverty

    Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Bengal School of Technology ( A College of Pharmacy), Hooghly, India

  • Javed Intekhab

    Department Chemistry, Swami Vivekananda PG College, Powayan, Rohilkhand University, Shahjahanpur, India

  • Pawan Nagar

    Department of Horti, Anand Agri University, Anand, India

  • Zakaria A M Baka

    Department of Botany and Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Damietta University, New Damietta, Egypt

  • Aliasghar Vahidinia

    Department of Nutrition Sciences, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences., Hamadan, Iran

Published Articles
  • Study of Symbiotic Pathogenic Microorganisms Associated with Phytophthora colocasiae Causal Agent of Taro Mildew (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott)

    Asseng Charles Carnot , Nanda Djomou Giresse Ledoux , Ebongo Lobe Emmanuel , Akono Ntonga Patrick , Mbida Jean Arthur , Ngono Ngane Annie , Ambang Zachée , Monkam Tchamaha Fabrice , Djouokep Léonel Gautier

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5-1, October 2017
    Pages: 33-42
    Received: 16 July 2017
    Accepted: 16 August 2017
    Published: 10 October 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.plant.s.2017050501.15
    Abstract: Symbiotic pathogenic microorganisms associated with P. colocasiae leading to the manifestation of taro mildew have been identified and studied. The experiment was carried out in an experimental set-up consisting of completely randomized blocks with three treatments (infection with the pure strain, with the unpurified strain and a co-infection with ... Show More
  • Chronic Administration of Bauhinia forficata Link Reduced Exploratory Activity Without Affecting Blood Glucose in Healthy Rats

    Henriette Gellert Moranza , Laerte Scanavaca-Júnior , Maria Isabel Mataqueiro , Antonio de Queiroz-Neto , Guilherme de Camargo Ferraz

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5-1, October 2017
    Pages: 27-32
    Received: 30 January 2017
    Accepted: 6 February 2017
    Published: 6 March 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.plant.s.2017050501.14
    Abstract: This study provides information about the effect of chronic ingestion of a decoction of Bauhinia forficata on the behavior of rats. The aim of this study was to investigate the exploratory activity, anxiety level, and blood glucose of healthy rats submitted to prolonged treatment with a decoction of B.forficata. Twenty male rats, aged two months an... Show More
  • Effect of Culture Density of Black Nightshade (Solanum nigrum) on the Insect Infestation

    Asseng Charles Carnot , Tiako Tchatag Emmanuel Alvarest , Okolle Justin , Ambang Zachée , Monkam Tchamaha Fabrice

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5-1, October 2017
    Pages: 19-26
    Received: 14 September 2016
    Accepted: 21 November 2016
    Published: 22 November 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.plant.s.2017050501.13
    Abstract: Leafy vegetables to which the black nightshade belongs occupy an important place in the world economy and contribute effectively to food security. But their culture is limited by the aggressiveness of pests and diseases. The study was based on a trial in the field in the experimental plots of IRAD-Ekona. Four density levels (T1, T2, T3 and T4) resp... Show More
  • Study on Antibacterial Activity of Cajanus cajan L. Against Coliforms Isolated from Industrial Waste Water in Bangladesh

    Md. Motiar Rahman , Md. Sahab Uddin , Md. Rashed Nejum , S. M. S. Al Din , G. M. Sala Uddin

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5-1, October 2017
    Pages: 13-18
    Received: 7 July 2016
    Accepted: 9 October 2016
    Published: 18 October 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.plant.s.2017050501.12
    Abstract: Infectious diseases are one of the foremost causes of mortality and morbidity. In addition, day by day infection causing microbes are becoming resistant and modifying themselves into multi-drug resistant strains. So there is a crucial need to introduce new antibiotics to fight against these pathogens. The synthetic antibiotics are effective, but un... Show More
  • Asparagus racemosus Linn. Potentiates the Hypolipidemic and Hepatoprotective Activity of Fenofibrate in Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Rats

    Abdullah Al Mamun , Mahbubul Hossain , Ariful Islam , Sonia Zaman , Md. Sahab Uddin

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5-1, October 2017
    Pages: 1-12
    Received: 12 July 2016
    Accepted: 18 September 2016
    Published: 18 October 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.plant.s.2017050501.11
    Abstract: Diabetes mellitus is strongly connected with changes in lipid profile and also can cause damage of several organs like liver over a long period of time. The purpose of this study was designed to evaluate the hypolipidemic and hepatoprotective effects of ethanolic root extracts of Asparagus racemosus (EEAR) Linn. alone and in combination with a lipi... Show More