Essential Oil Chemistry
Antibacterial effect of Acorus calamus extractions against gram positive and negative bacteria

Samaneh Rahamoz- Haghighi; Malek Hossein Asadi; Ali Riahi- madvar; Amin Baghizadeh

Volume 1, Issue 1 , March 2014, , Pages 1-7

  A. calamus that grows in province of Baluchistan and Kerman in Iran plays a major role in the revival of traditional medicine. Despite the useful role of this plant in many ailments, its anti-bacterial properties are not well understood. In this study, we investigated anti-bacterial activities of rhizomes ...  Read More

Phytochemistry and ethno-pharmaceutics of Calotropis procera

Hakimeh Oloumi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , September 2014, , Pages 1-8

  Calotropis procera is a small, erect plant, which is used in several traditional medicines to treat many diseases. It is a native of most of the Asian and African countries. All plant parts exude thick white milky juice (latex) on cut or break. This shrub has been known to possess analgesic, antitumor, ...  Read More

Sulforaphane production and antioxidant enzyme activity in Lepidium draba seedlings in presence of Yeast extract and silver nitrate

Ali Riahi- madvar; Solmaz Sarhady; Mehdi Mohammadi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , March 2021, , Pages 1-8

  Sulforaphane is produced through a hydrolytic reaction catalyzed by myrosinase from  glucoraphanin. It has recently attracted researcher's interest due to its anticancer activities. The present study was conducted to evaluate the effects of various concentrations of yeast extract (YE) and silver ...  Read More

Effects of iron and cupper ions on sulforaphane content and peroxidase activity in Lepidium draba seedlings

Maryam Aminizadeh; Ali Riahi-Madvar; Mehdi Mohammadi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , March 2014, , Pages 8-14

  Sulforaphane (SFN) is an isothiocyanate which is produced through glucoraphanin hydrolysis via myrosinase activity. In the present study, SFN content and peroxidase activity has been assessed in treated Lepidium draba seedlings with different concentrations of iron and copper during 8 and 16 hours treatment. ...  Read More

Antibacterial and antifungal activities of the endemic species Nepeta depauperata Benth.

Samira Kariminejad; Mahsa Abdnikfarjam; Seyed Reza Hosseini Doust; Mojdeh Hakemi-Vala; Jinous Asgarpanah; Mehdi Razzaghi-Abyaneh

Volume 1, Issue 2 , September 2014, , Pages 9-13

  Nepeta depauperata belongs to the Lamiaceae family and is one the Persian endemic plants which has not been investigated biologically. In the present paper we had focused on the assessment of the antibacterial and antifungal activities of the total methanolic extract and different sub-fraction of the ...  Read More

Herbal Science
Arginine induced photosynthetic adaptability of ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi) under osmotic stress

Rozita Kabiri; Mehdi Naghizadeh; Mohammad Javad Zarea

Volume 2, Issue 1 , March 2021, , Pages 9-16

  Compounds which are able to reduce damaging effects of various stresses such as drought could be of great importance. In this research, arginine was used as a precursor of nitric oxide or polyamines and the effect of this compound on alleviation of oxidative damages under drought stress has been investigated. ...  Read More

Casual explanation of the relationships between seed yield and some yield components in cumin (Cuminum cyminum L.) by different multivariate statistical analysis at different sowing dates

Jalal Ghanbari; Gholamreza Khajoeinejad; Ghasem Mohamadinejad

Volume 1, Issue 1 , March 2014, , Pages 15-22

  Cumin (Cuminum cyminum L.) is one of the most important cultivable medicinal plants in Iran and today, it is the second most popular spice in the world after black pepper. It is essential to know the relationships between yield and its components in cumin breeding programs. Therefore, different multivariate ...  Read More

Ethnotaxonomy of Medicinal Plants
Genetic variation of some Iranian Hyoscyamus Landraces based on seed storage protein

Fatemeh Nejadhabibvash; Abdollah Hasanzadeh Gorttapeh; Samira Tofigh

Volume 1, Issue 2 , September 2014, , Pages 14-22

  The genus Hyoscyamus belongs to the tribe Hyoscyameae Miers of Solanaceae family. Variation in protein bands elaborates the relationship among the collections from various geographical regions. In this study the seed storage protein diversity of 19 accessions of Hyoscyamus (H. niger, H. reticulatus and ...  Read More

Agronomy of Medicinal Plants
Screening of Iranian Cumin (Cuminum cyminum L.) ecotypes under normal moisture and drought conditions using tolerance indices

azadeh Karimi Afshar; Amin Baghizadeh; Ghasem Mohammadi-nejad

Volume 2, Issue 1 , March 2021, , Pages 17-22

  Cumin is one of the most agriculturally valuable plants, in the semi-arid tropical regions of Iran. In this research, drought tolerance of 49 cumin ecotypes were evaluated under irrigated, and rained conditions in the field during two years (2010 and 2011). Five drought tolerance/susceptibility indices ...  Read More

Gene Effects for Agronomic Traits in Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) under Drought Stress

Manzar Mirzahashemi; Pooran Golkar; Ghasem Mohamadinejad

Volume 1, Issue 1 , March 2014, , Pages 23-28

  The mode of agronomic traits inheritance was investigated in safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) in drought stress as a new report. Five generation including p 1, p 2, F1, F2 and F3 that derived from the cross of IL.111 (drought sensitive) ×Mex.22-191 (drought tolerance) were used in a randomized ...  Read More

Herbal Science
The Effect of Some Herbal Essential oils on Pathogenic Bacteria

Sayed Rasoul Zaker; Shahin Gavanji; Sayedeh Sana Sayedipour; Azizollah Bakhtari; Elham Shirani Bidabadi; Behrouz Larki; Zahra Golestannejad

Volume 1, Issue 2 , September 2014, , Pages 23-34

  Nowadays, many antibiotics are being used to control infectious diseases. Inappropriate use of antibiotics leads to emergence of resistant bacteria and problems such as a prolonged course of treatment. Medicinal plants and their derivatives, as a good source of treatment, are effective against drug resistance. ...  Read More

Agronomy of Medicinal Plants
The effect of some treatments on breaking seed dormancy and seed germination in Vaccinium arctostaphylos L. (Caucasian whortleberry)

Sholeh Ghollasimood; shahram Sedaghathor; Maryam Hosseini

Volume 2, Issue 1 , March 2021, , Pages 23-28

  Caucasian whortleberry (Vaccinium arctostaphylos L.) is a useful medicinal plant with many seeded berries; the limits of germination rate and long dormancy of the seeds are as major barriers to the optimal use of this plant. To evaluation of some treatments on breaking seed dormancy and increasing germination ...  Read More

An Empirical Analysis of Exchange Rate Pass-Through to Iran's Saffron Export Price

Mohamadreza Zare Mehrjerdi; Amirhossein Tohidi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , March 2014, , Pages 29-36

  Exchange rate pass-through to the price of traded goods is one of the important issues in economy of developing countries such as Iran and affects the efficiency of the exchange rate policies to improve the trade balance. The main aim of this paper is to empirically analyze exchange rate pass-through ...  Read More

Medicinal Plant Chemistry
Evaluation of the morphological and biochemical properties of the different plant organs of nettle in two provinces of Mazandaran and Golestan

mostafa najar; Khodayar Hemmat; Amir Daraei Garmekhany; Aminallah Bagherifard

Volume 2, Issue 1 , March 2021, , Pages 29-37

  In this study the effect of altitude (in two provinces of Mazandaran and Golestan) on some morphological and biochemical properties of the stems, flowers and root of nettle plant was examined. Sampling was performed at the flowering time of plant. Extraction and identification of active ingredients were ...  Read More

Agronomy of Medicinal Plants
Response of Concentration and Composition of Essential oil of Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) to Cattle manure and Nitrogen fixing bacteria

mohammad taghi darzi; Mohammad Reza Haj Seyed Hadi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , September 2014, , Pages 35-42

  In order to study the response of concentration and composition of essential oil of coriander (Coriandrum sativum) to cattle manure and nitrogen fixing bacteria, an experiment was conducted as factorial experiment in the base of randomized complete blocks design with twelve treatments and three replications ...  Read More

Response of growth, flowering and some biochemical constituents of Calendula officinalis L. to foliar application of salicylic acid, ascorbic acid and thiamine

Younes Soltani; Vahid Reza Saffari; Ali Akbar Maghsoudi Moud

Volume 1, Issue 1 , March 2014, , Pages 37-44

  A pot experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of foliar spray of salicylic acid (0, 50, 100 ppm), ascorbic acid (0, 100, 200 ppm) and thiamine (0, 50, 100 ppm) on vegetative growth, flowering and photosynthetic pigments of marigold (Calendula officinalis L.) plants at greenhouse of SB University ...  Read More

Medicinal Plant Chemistry
Evaluation of Artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.) Plant Quality under Irrigation by Magnetized Water

Aminallah Bagherifard; Azim Ghasemnezhad; Abas Bagheri; Mojtaba Barani Motlagh; Abas Rezayiasl

Volume 2, Issue 1 , March 2021, , Pages 38-44

  The magnetic fields are one of the effective environmental factors on biological phenomena in living organisms especially plants. Artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.) is a medicinal plant that plays a good role in blood cholesterol reduction and liver disorders, this study has performed to investigate the ...  Read More

Agronomy of Medicinal Plants
Effects of drought on osmotic adjustment, antioxidant enzymes and pigments in wild Achillea tinctoria populations

parvin slehi shanjani; Masuomeh Izadpanah; Mohsen Calagari

Volume 1, Issue 2 , September 2014, , Pages 43-54

  Drought stress is one of the most important factors limiting the survival and growth of plants in the different habitats of Iran. Detailed knowledge about the ecophysiological responses of native plants to drought stress could contribute to the success of breeding and re-vegetation programs. Six wild ...  Read More

Response of Fenugreek plants to short-term salinity stress in relation to lipid peroxidation, antioxidant activity and protein content

Amin Pasandi Pour; Hasan Farahbakhsh; Mehri Saffari

Volume 1, Issue 1 , March 2014, , Pages 45-52

  To investigate the effect of salinity stress on membrane stability index, membrane lipid peroxidation, catalase activity and protein content of Fenugreek (Trigonellafoenum) an experiment with five levels of short-term salinity stress (0, 50, 100, 150 and 200 mM) was carried out at the laboratory of agriculture ...  Read More

Medicinal Plant Chemistry
Study the effect of salt stress on antioxidant compounds of artichoke under invitro conditions

Masome Rahimbareshi; Azim Ghasemnezhad; Mehdi Alizadeh; Ahad Yamochi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , March 2021, , Pages 45-51

  Artichoke (Cynara scolymus) is one of the oldest herbs and nowadays because of its ‎ingredient is concerned by pharmaceutical industry. Abiotic stresses including salinity, ‎changes the metabolic pathways of cultured cells and leads to the production of secondary ‎metabolites. This study ...  Read More

Medicinal Plant Chemistry
A comparison of some phenolic compounds and essential oil contents in bacterial-gall contaminated and non-contaminated Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) plants

Kianoush Hassanzadeh; Shiva Rahimi Tanha; Mohamad Mehdi Farzinia; Azim Ghasemnezhad

Volume 1, Issue 2 , September 2014, , Pages 55-60

  Rosmarinus officinalis is one of the most important medicinal and aromatic plants around the world. Essential oil as a weapon against biotic and abiotic stresses plays an important role in essential oil bearing plants. In this study the essential oil content and constituent of plants containing bacterium-gall ...  Read More

Evaluation of antioxidant activity of Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad. extracts and their effect on urease activity

Maryam Mohadjerani; Elham Shokohsaljoghi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , March 2014, , Pages 53-58

  This study was aimed to evaluate the antioxidative and urease inhibitory properties of the extracts from Citrullus colocynthis L. The extracts of the root and pulp of fruit were prepared by soxhlet apparatus in methanol as solvent. The antioxidative activities, including DPPH radical scavenging activity, ...  Read More

Essential Oil Chemistry
Chemical composition of hydrodistillation essential oil of fruits and aerial parts of Juniperus sabina L. from Hezar-Jarib in Mazandaran province

Maryam Esmaili; Aazam Monfared; Mohammad Akbarzadeh

Volume 1, Issue 2 , September 2014, , Pages 61-65

  Juniperus sabina L. is normally low shrub with procumbent or obliquely ascending branches, or rarely a small tree to about 4 m, monoecious or dioecious. Juniperus sabina L. is a medicinal plant used in folk medicine as an abortive. Its lignanes  have antineoplastic and antiviral activity, and also ...  Read More

Medicinal Plant Chemistry
Liver toxicity and role of herbal drugs as hepatoprotective agents: An overview

Mohammad Asif

Volume 2, Issue 2 , September 2021, , Pages 1-20

  The liver is a vital organ that plays a major role in the metabolism and excretion of xenobiotics from the body. Liver injury or liver dysfunction is a major health problem that challenges not only health care professionals but also the pharmaceutical industry and drug regulatory agencies. Liver cell ...  Read More

Genetics of Medicinal Plants
The influence of Serendipita indica cell wall extract on silymarin production in cell suspension culture of Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn.

Nafiseh Norouzi; Mohammad Farkhari; Payam Pour Mohammadi; Seyed Alireza Salami

Volume 3, Issue 1 , September 2023, , Pages 1-7

  Milk thistle (Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn) belonging to the Asteraceae family and known for its valuable secondary metabolite, silymarin. In order to get the cell suspension culture of Silybum marianum, the combination of 2,4-D and BAP hormones each with five different concentrations (0, 0.1, 1, 2 and ...  Read More