Journal of Medicinally Active Plants

The Journal of Medicinally Active Plants is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, on-line professional journal sponsored by the American Council for Medicinally Active Plants. The Journal publishes scientific manuscripts related to the analysis, application, bioactivity, collection, conservation, cultivation, growth, harvest, identification , physiology, processing, and other issues related to medicinally active plant material. Investigators working with these plant materials are invited to submit articles for publication. Guidelines for publication are here.

The objective of this quarterly publication is to facilitate scholarly exchange among those studying and/or interested in medicinally active plants and plant extracts. For this reason, access to this journal is free. Members of the American Council for Medicinally Active Plants may publish two articles each year without charge. For other authors, a small, pre-review fee is being assessed to cover handling charges. Issues are published in March, June, September, and December of each year. All published articles will include a volume number, issue number, and page numbers.

Authors may submit scientific articles, book reviews, comments, and other materials at any time by carefully following the above referenced guidelines. Material submitted for publication must be accompanied by a statement that the material has not been submitted for publication elsewhere and be a transfer of the article copyright to the American Council for Medicinally Active Plants.

Knowing that authors want quick publication, articles will be published in the issue following acceptance by referees and the Board of Editors. All questions and other correspondence about publication should be addressed to one of the Executive Editors or the Managing Editor.

Current Issue: Volume 9 (Vol 9 Issue 3-African Indigenous Plants II.)

Front Matter




Do Preferences for Attributes of African Indigenous Vegetables Recipes Vary between Men and Women? A case from Western Kenya
Martin Odendo, Christine Ndinya-Omboko, Emily V. Merchant, Naman Nyabinda, Eunice Minyatta-Onyango, Norah Maiyo, Daniel Hoffman, and James E. Simon


Variation in Leaf Macro-nutrient and Anti-nutrient Contents Associated with Maturity in Selected Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) Genotypes
Mebelo Mataa, Inonge N. Siziya, John Shindano, Himoonga Bernard Moonga, and James E. Simon


Participatory Variety Selection of Three African Leafy Vegetables in Western Kenya
Christine Ndinya, Eunice Onyango, Fekadu Dinssa, Martins Odendo, James E. Simon, Stephen Weller, Elias Thuranira, Naman Nyabinda, and Norah Maiyo


Comparative nutritional analysis between African Indigenous Vegetables grown by urban farmers and those available for purchase in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya: A Case Study
Lara Brindisi, Emily V. Merchant, Betty Eliver, Jacob Odhiambo, Emily Night, Thomas Nyawir, Naman Nyabinda, Stephen Weller, James E. Simon, and Daniel Hoffman


Performances of Vegetable Amaranth Entries in Yield and Nutrient Contents in Tanzania and Kenya, and Variety Release
Fekadu Dinsaa, Naman Nyabinda, David R. Byrnes, Christine Ndinya, Emily V. Merchant, and James E. Simon


An Assessment of African Indigenous Vegetables Grower’s Production Practices and the Environment: A Case Study From Zambia
Ramu Govindasamy, Qun Gao, James E. Simon, Emil Van Wyk, Stephen Weller, Gnanasakthi Ramu, and Mwangala Mbeweu