Review Ethnopharmaceutics
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

Research Paper Ethnomedicine
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

Research Paper 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

Research Paper 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

Research Paper 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

Research Paper 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

Research Paper 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

Short Communication 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