Neurobehavioral and Histological Effects of Akaki Extract on the Temporal Lobe of Wistar Rat

Neurobehavioral and Histological Effects of Akaki Extract on the Temporal Lobe of Wistar Rat

Introduction

Background of Study

Wistar Rat:Medicinal plants are recognized as important sources of drug and have been used for their therapeutic values. Some of those plants that posses potent medicinal compounds are costus afer, sarcocephalus latifolius and culcasia scandens.

Costus afer commonly called bush sugar cane or monkey sugar cane (Nyananyo, 2006). It is a member of a family Zingiberaceal. It is a monocot and relatively tall, herbaceous, unbranched tropical plant is creeping rhizome. It is commonly found in a moist or shady forest of west and Tropical Africa (Iwu, 1983). [Read more…]

Neurobehavioral and Histological Effects of Akaki Extract on the Parietal Lobe Of Wistar Rat

Neurobehavioral and Histological Effects of Akaki Extract on the Parietal Lobe Of Wistar Rat.

Neurobehavioral and Histological Effects:Herbs are plants used for flavoring, culinary, food, medicine, or perfume. Herbs are also referred to the leafy green parts of a plant either fresh or dried (John et al, 2000). General use of the term “herb” differs between culinary herbs and medicinal herbs. In medicinal uses any of the parts of the plant might be considered. This part of a herb include leaves, roots, flavors, seeds, resin root bark, inner bark and Cambium, berries and sometimes the pericarp or other portions of the plant use in traditional medicine (Nunn & John, 2002). [Read more…]