Evaluation of sub-acute oral toxicity effects of Phaulopsis falcisepala C.B. Clarke (Acanthaceae) in rats

Phaulopsis falcisepala is a herb or undershrub found in forest zone of West Africa and used for a wide range of ethnomedicinal purposes. Despite the ethnomedicinal importance of P. falcisepala, detailed data about its safety and toxici…

  Sanusi Idris Olatunji, Oladipupo Akolade Ridwan, Alaribe Stephenie Chinwe Ama.

 Vol.21  No.1 - 2023
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Evaluation of bioactive constituents and in vitro antioxidant potentials of the ethanolic leaf extracts of Dracaena mannii, Euphorbia hirta and Senna alata

The current study investigated the phytochemical constituents and in vitro antioxidant activities of the ethanolic leaf extracts of Dracaena mannii, Euphorbita hirta and Senna alata. The phytochemical analyses of the leaf extracts show…

  Anigboro Akpovwehwee Akporhuarho, Akeghware Onoriode, Avwioroko Oghenetega Jonathan and Tonukari Nyerhovwo John

 Vol.20  No.3 - 2022
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Artisanal stone-mining impacts on leaf microstructures and biochemical parameters of some plants at Eziani, Nsukka, Nigeria

Plants are determinant of air quality and are useful in mitigating air pollution and biomonitoring of the pollution stresses. Present study assessed the effect of stone-mining dust accumulation on foliar parameters and air pollution t…

  Amujiri Angela Nkechi, Nwafor Felix Ifeanyi, Ozokolie Chinenye Benita, Obayi Hyacinth Chikwado, Asogwa Loveline Ndidamaka and Igwe Ugochukwu

 Vol.20  No.3 - 2022
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Bacteriological load and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of bacterial isolates from aquatic resources harvested from Okwan Obolo estuary, Akwa Ibom State

This study was conducted to determine bacteriological load and antibiotic susceptibility profile of isolates from aquatic resources harvested from Okwan Obolo estuary, Akwa Ibom state, using standard microbiological techniques. The aqu…

  Udoh Dora Imefon, Udo Imefon Udo. Udo and Udofia Samuel Jimmy

 Vol.20  No.3 - 2022
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Maggot debridement therapy and innovation from myiasis - A review

Maggot debridement therapy is the introduction of live and disinfected fly larvae in a wound in order to aid cleaning and healing. This technique was discovered as a beneficial effect of colonization of human tissue by fly larvae (myi…

  Nnachi Ijem Anya, Okeanya Benjamin Chinonso and Ezinwa Hope Chinwe

 Vol.20  No.3 - 2022
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Metal Analysis and Fuel Potentials of Irvingia gabonensis Seed

Irvingia gabonensis seeds yield a large amount of oil which can be evaluated for its fuel potential. In this study, Irvingia gabonensis seeds were analysed for their chemical composition. The analysis was carried out on the seeds using…

  Ugwu Kenechukwu Emmanuel and Ezema Chidimma Grace

 Vol.20  No.3 - 2022
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Moringa oleifera seed extract-mediated flocculation as an efficient method for harvesting Chlorella lewinii biomass

The aim of this research was to investigate the potentials of harvesting Chlorella lewinii through flocculation by Moringa oleifera seed extract. Water, ethanol, and sodium chloride solution were used to extract flocculating agents fro…

  Ikele Chioma Faith and Ogbonna Christiana Nwakego

 Vol.20  No.3 - 2022
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Oral drug delivery: Gastrointestinal tract adaptations, barriers and strategies for delivery enhancement - a review

The mouth is a vital route of drug administration with over 84 % of all medicines reportedly administered through it. The gastrointestinal system is equally imbued with a lot of adaptive features that make the oral route even more cond…

  Omeh Romanus Chijioke, Ugwueze Mercy Ebere, Offiah Raymond Ogbonna, Mbah Chukwuemeka Christian, Momoh Audu Mumuni, Onyishi Ikechukwu Virgilus, Onunkwo Godswill Chukwuemeka,Onyechi Jacob Okechukwu

 Vol.20  No.3 - 2022
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Nutritional qualities of Kapok (Ceiba pentandra L. Gaertn.) in response to fertilizer management

Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn, is a leafy vegetable that is under-utilized due to lack of information about the nutritional potential and agronomic practices. Minerals, vitamins, and protein content of succulent leaves of C. pentandra pl…

  Kolawole Olajide, Kayode Paul Baiyeri and Uchenna Mabel Ndubuaku

 Vol.20  No.3 - 2022
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Identification and characterization of bacteria isolated from patients with cancer at Enugu State Teaching Hospital Parklane, Enugu, Nigeria

Cancer affects millions of people worldwide and contributes to the highest percentage of global deaths compared to other ailments. Most cancer sites are vulnerable to infection by a vast number of opportunistic pathogens. Data from sev…

  Okeke Onyekachi Philomena, Dibua Maria-Esther Uju, Ocholi Ephraim Aguda, Nwoko Victor, Mba Ifeanyi Elibe, Ukomadu Joseph Chukwukelu

 Vol.20  No.3 - 2022
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