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Antimalarial activity of Ajuga remota Benth (Labiatae) and Caesalpinia volkensii Harms (Caesalpiniaceae): in vitro confirmation of ethnopharmacological use
(University of Nairobi., 2001-02)
Field trips to herbalists' practices in an area about 200 miles around Nairobi (Kenya) enabled us to make a list of medicinal plant species preferentially used to treat malaria. Ajuga remota and Caesalpinia volkensii were ...
Phytosterols from the stem bark of Combretumjragrans F. Hoffm
Two sterols, b-sitosterol and stigmasterol, were isolated from the stem bark of combetrum fragrans~ The, identity.of'.these.compounds was established by spectral analysis.
Quality control of herbal medicines
The use of traditional and herbal medicines is gaining recognition globally. To safeguard the patient, there are legitimate demands that all medicines be safe, efficacious and of good quality. The required parameters for ...
Quality of some pharmacutical products manufactured in Kenya
Samples of pharmaceutical products were obtained from local industries and retail outlets and evaluated with respect to six quality-indicating parameters, namely content, uniformity of weight, uniformity of diameter, ...
Cultivating the African plant Ajuga remota in Belgium and confirming its biological activity against Plasmodium falciparum
Ethnobotanical and ethnopharmacological investigations led to identification of Ajuga remota Benth (Lamiaceae) as being fre¬quently used in herbal medicine treatment of malaria in Kenya. The antimalarial activity of the ...
Development and validation of a liquid chromatographic method for the simultaneous analysis of six protease inhibitors using a polymer column
A liquid chromatographic method for the simultaneous determination of six human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) protease inhibitors, indinavir, saquinavir, ritonavir, amprenavir, nelfinavir and lopinavir, VI as developed and ...
Essential oil of brachylaena hutchinsii hutch from Tanzania:
The hydrodistilled essential oil of saw powder of Brachylaena hutchinsii Hutch was analyzed by GC/MS. Twenty six compounds representing 94.7% of the oil were identified. The main components of the oil were hydrocarbons ...
Quality of Ampicillin Preparations on the Kenyan Market
Ampicillin -products, 20 capsules, 2 tablets and 23 dry suspensions were evaluated for quality by liquid chromatography at the' Drug. Analysis Research Unit University of Nairobi. Four capsule formulations failed limits ...
Drug Quality Control in Kenya: Observation in the Drug Analysis and Research Unit During the Period 2001-2005
During the five-year period January 2001 to December 2005, the Drug Analysis and Research Unit received and analyzed 394 drug samples. Samples were received from regulatory authorities, local industry, non-governmental ...