List of Herbal Plant Projects Conducted in UBD

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YearProject TitleResearch AreaPlants StudiedParts StudiedResearcher(s)Supervisor/PI
2021-2023Phytochemical analysis and antidiabetic potential of mangrove endophytes from Nypa fruticans in Brunei DarussalamAntidiabetic, phytochemicalNypa fruticanEndophytes from Leaves, Barks & RootsZuhaira Nadhirah Hj Abd Manap (MSc)Dr. Norhayati Ahmad (FOS)
2021-2023Phytochemical and Antidiabetic Potential of Isolated Fungal Endophytes of Xylocarpus granatumAntidiabetic, phytochemicalXylocarpus granatumEndophytes from Leaves, Bark and RoothairNurul Aqilah Rafidah Hj Antin (MSc)Dr. Norhayati Ahmad (FOS)
2021-2023The anticancer effects of Cosmos caudatus extracts and in combination with Bevacizumab in human colorectal cancer cell linesAntioxidant, anticancerCosmos caudatusLeavesSaid Faroq Sayid Moshawih (PhD)Dr Long Chiau Ming (IHS). Dr Nurolaini Muhd Kifli (IHS), Dr Goh Poh Hui (IHS)
2021-2022Investigation of Autophagic and Anticancer Effects of Local Bruneian RiceAutophagic, anticancer, phytochemicalOryza sativaRice grainsAmirul Akmal bin Abu Bakar (BSc)Dr. Noor Faizah Mohd Naim (IHS)
2021-2022Investigation of Anti-cancer Activity of Asplenium nidusAnticancerAsplenium nidusLeavesAmira Asyqin binti Abdul Wahab (BSc)Dr. Suwarni Mohd Diah (IHS), Dr. Hazim Ghani (IHS), Dr. Goh Poh Hui (IHS)
2021-2022Study of fertility activity of Eurycoma longifolia extracts using C. elegansFertilityEurycoma longifoliaRootsNur Farah Wafa Wazirah bte Awg Sullenudin (BSc)Assc. Prof. Dr. Mark Petalcorin (IHS), Assc. Prof. Dr. Hjh. Mas Rina Wati Haji Abdul Hamid (IHS)
2021-2022Investigation of Antiobesity Activity of Black Ginger on C. elegansAntiobesityKaempferia parvifloraRhizomesFathen Aqilah binti Abd Ghani (BSc)Assc. Prof. Dr. Mark Petalcorin (IHS), Dr. Suwarni Mohd Diah (IHS)
2021-2022Antimicrobial Activity of Cosmos caudatus against Clinical StrainAntimicrobialCosmos caudatusLeavesMuhd Haziq Syazani bin Hj Latif (BSc)Dr. Siti Hanna Muharram (IHS), Dr. Hazim Ghani (IHS)
2021-2022Phytochemical and antioxidant activity of Excoecaria cochinchinensisPhytochemical, AntioxidantExcoecaria cochinchinensisLeavesNurul Nabillah Abdullah (BSc)Dr Norhayati Ahmad (FOS)
2021-2022Phytochemical and antioxidant activity of Symplocos polyandraPhytochemical, AntioxidantSymploccus polyandraLeavesAida Nadiah Bahrin (BSc)Dr Norhayati Ahmad (FOS)
2021-2022Phytochemical and antioxidant activity ofPhytochemical, AntioxidantCommersonia bartramiaLeavesAmal Nazirah Ahmad (BSc)Dr Norhayati Ahmad (FOS)
2021-2022Antimicrobial Activity of Asplenium nidusAntimicrobialAsplenium nidusLeavesSiti Ayu Rajihah Bte Awg Hj Mohd Yussof (BSc)Dr. Siti Hanna Muharram (IHS), Dr. Suwarni Mohd Diah (IHS)
2021-2022Anti-ageing & anti-frailty effects of Moringa oleiferaAnti-ageing, anti-frailtyMoringa oleiferaLeavesKhairil Jumat (BSc)Assc. Prof. Dr. Mark Petalcorin (IHS)
2021Screening of α-Glucosidase enzyme inhibition on Alpinia aquaticaand Elettariopsis smithaeAntidiabetic (α-glucosidase inhibition)Alpinia aquatica & Elettariopsis smithaeRhizomesFatimah Hj Ilias (BSc)Dr. Norhayati Ahmad (FOS)
2021The Alpha-Glucosidase Screening of Plants Found in the UBD BRC GardenAntidiabetic (α-glucosidase inhibition)Etlingera brevilabrum & Zingiber griffithiiRhizomesNur Dina Hakemah Zulaihee (BSc)Dr. Norhayati Ahmad (FOS)
2020-2023Analysis of Bioactive Compounds from Endophytic Bacteria from MangrovesPhytochemical Screening, Antimicrobial, etcAnis Nadiah Abdillah (BSc), Muhamad Nur Abadi Mohd Nizam (BSc), Nur’Atiyah Hana Kaflee (BSc), Nur Azzyati Haziqah Hj Mohamad (MSc), Manjula M. (PhD)Dr. Pooja Shivanand Breh (FOS)
2020-2022Investigating Decontamination of Dental Implant-Associated Biofilm: An In Vitro StudyAntibacterialCosmos caudatusLeavesFathin Rozaini (MSc)Dr Jagjit Singh Dhaliwal (IHS)
2020-2022Anti-cancer activities of standardised Morus alba L. root barkComposition testing, anti-cancerMorus albaRoot barkLim Siao Suan (MSc)Dr. Suwarni Mohd Diah (IHS), Dr. Noor Faizah Mohd Naim (IHS)
2020-2022Antimicrobial activity of Morus alba L. leaves on clinical microbial strainsComposition testing, antimicrobialMorus albaLeavesFatin Amirah Fikriyah binti Abd. Rahman (MSc)Dr. Siti Hanna Muharram (IHS), Dr. Nurolaini Muhd Kifli (IHS)
2020-2021Phytochemical screenings, antioxidant capacities and wound healing potentials of Curculigo latifolia leaves in vivoAntioxidant, phytochemicals, wound healingCurculigo latifoliaLeaves, rhizomes, fruitsAmanina Yusrina binti Haji Mohd Taufik (BSc)Dr. Hartini Yasin (FOS),
Dr Fairuzeta Ja’afar (FOS),
Dr Norhayati Ahmad (FOS)
2020-2021Investigation into the antidiabetic potential of Garcinia forbesii King, an endemic plant of Brunei DarussalamAntioxidant, phytochemicals, antidiabeticGarcinia forbesiiLeaves, fruit peelIzzah Durrati Haji Abdul Hamid (BSc)Dr. Hartini Yasin (FOS),
Dr Fairuzeta Ja’afar (FOS),
Dr Norhayati Ahmad (FOS)
2020-2021Evaluation Of Antioxidant Capacity And Antidiabetic Effect Of Phyllanthus Amarus On Alloxan Induced Diabetic RatsAntioxidant, phytochemicals, antidiabetic, wound healingPhyllanthus amarus Whole plantNur Adli Syazwan bin Talip (BSc)Dr. Hartini Yasin (FOS),
Dr Fairuzeta Ja’afar (FOS),
Dr Norhayati Ahmad (FOS
2020Antibacterial Activity of Medicinal Plants on P. acnesAntibacterial, phytochemicalExcoecaria cochinchinensis & Securidaca inappendiculataLeaves / BarkHusnina Khairil (BSc)Dr. Norhayati Ahmad (FOS)
2020Investigation of Antimicrobial Properties of Morus alba Leaf extractAntimicrobialMorus albaLeavesSahira Syamina (BSc)Dr. Siti Hanna Muharram (IHS), Dr. Nurolaini Muhd Kifli (IHS)
2020Investigation of Anti-Cancer Activity of Morus alba L. on U937 leukemic cell lineAnticancerMorus albaLeaves/ RootsSharifah Nur Aina (BSc)Dr. Suwarni Mohd Diah (IHS)
2020Autophagic & Anti-Cancer Effects of Local Bruneian RiceAutophagic, anticancerOryza sativaRice grainsMariana Abd Rahman (BSc)Dr. Noor Faizah Mohd Naim (IHS)
2020Investigation of Apoptosis and Anti-Cancer effect of Local Bruneian RiceAnticancerOryza sativaRice grainsMohd. Akmal Hamizan Mohd. Nasrul Sani (BSc)Dr. Noor Faizah Mohd Naim (IHS)
2020Screening of α-Glucosidase Inhibitory Activity from Commercial Plants of Musaceae Family Found in Brunei DarussalamAntidiabetic (α-glucosidase inhibition), phytochemicalMusa × paradisiaca Triploid AAB (Cooked), Musa acuminata × Balbisiana Triploid ABB (cooked), Musa acuminata Diploid AA (dessert) & Musa acuminata Diploid AA (Fresh or cooked)LeavesNukman Maralj (BSc)Dr. Norhayati Ahmad (FOS)
2020Investigation of Antimicrobial Effects of Glochidion littorale Leaf & Fruit Extracts on Gram-Negative BacteriaAntimicrobialGlochidion littoraleLeaves, FruitsNur’ Aizzah Ramlan (BSc)Dr. Lim Mei Ann (IHS)
2020Antimicrobial Activity of Glochidion littorale on Gram-Positive BacteriaAntimicrobialGlochidion littoraleLeaves, FruitsFaten Su’aidah Sambri (BSc)Dr. Lim Mei Ann (IHS)
2020Investigation of Antihelminthic Effects of Glochidion littorale Fruits Extract on C. elegansAntihelminthicGlochidion littoraleFruitsNur Fazirah Abdul Rahim (BSc)Dr. Lim Mei Ann (IHS)
2020Inhibition of α-Glucosidase from Three Species of Poaceae (Bamboos): Schizostachyum brachyladum, Bambusa ventricosa and Bambusa multiplexAntidiabetic (α-glucosidase inhibition), phytochemicalBambusa multiplex, Bambusa ventricosa & Schizostachyum branchycladumLeavesNur Amanina Amani Muslim (BSc)Dr. Norhayati Ahmad (FOS)
2020Antibacterial Activity of Medicinal Plants on P. acnesAntibacterial, phytochemicalAreca catechu & Phaleria macrocarpa Seeds / FruitsRaudhatun Na’emah Samsul (BSc)Dr. Norhayati Ahmad (FOS)
2020Investigation of Anti-Cancer Activity of Black Ginger (Kaempferia parviflora) on A549 lung cancer cellsAnticancerKaempferia parvifloraRhizomesTan Chee An (BSc)Dr. Suwarni Mohd Diah (IHS)
2019-2021Antidiabetic Effects of Tinospora crispaon Alloxan-Induced Diabetic RatsAntidiabetic Tinospora crispaLeavesNorafiqah Yusof (MSc)Dr. Norhayati Ahmad (FOS)
2019-2021Antidiabetic , Wound Healing and Antiinflammatory effects of Anisophyllea disticha and Merremia borneensisAntidiabetic, wound healing, antiinflammatoryAnisophyllea disticha & Merremia borneensisLeavesNurul Ashifah Shafie (MSc)Dr. Norhayati Ahmad (FOS)
2019-2021Antidiabetic Effects of Lepisanthes alata on Alloxan-Induced Diabetic RatsAntidiabetic Lepisanthes alataLeavesNurul Izzati Ghani (MSc)Dr. Norhayati Ahmad (FOS)
2019-2020Investigation Into Antioxidant Capacities, Anti-Cholesterol Properties And Phytoconstituents Of Etlingera Nasuta Aqueous And Methanolic ExtractsAntioxidant,
anti-cholesterol,
phytochemicals,
essential oils
Etlingera nasuta Leaves, rhizomes, stemsIzyan Faizah binti Haji Adi Othman (BSc)Dr. Hartini Yasin (FOS),
Dr Fairuzeta Ja’afar (FOS),
AP Dr. Anwar Usman (FOS)
2019Bioactive Compounds from Endophytic Microbes of Aquilaria sp.Bioactive compoundsAquilaria microcarpaEndophytes from Leaves & BarkKhalilah Brahim (BSc)Dr. Pooja Shivanand Breh (FOS)
2019Investigation of Antimicrobial Activities of Morus alba L. extractAntimicrobialMorus albaLeaves/ RootsMd Wafiy Massuani (BSc)Dr. Nurolaini Muhd Kifli (IHS)
2019Investigation of Antimicrobial Activities of Morus alba L. extractAntimicrobialMorus albaLeaves/ RootsFatin Amirah Firriyah Abd. Rahman (BSc)Dr. Nurolaini Muhd Kifli (IHS)
2019Anti-cancer Activity of Morus alba L. extractAnticancerMorus albaLeaves/ Roots Lim Siao Suan (BSc)Dr. Nurolaini Muhd Kifli (IHS)
2019In vitro evaluation of AHR in Local Medicinal Plant ExtractsImmunomodulatory Morus albaLeavesNur Izzah Bungsu (MSc)Dr. Nurolaini Muhd Kifli (IHS)
2019Antibacterial Assessments of Seaweed ExtractAntibacterialAcanthophora muscoidesWhole plantSarah Hidayah Jumat (BSc) Dr Hussein Taha (FOS), Dr Yasuaki Tanaka (FOS)
2018-2021Antioxidant Capacities, Chemical Compositions and Bioactivities of Piper betle Linn., Piper sarmentosum and Piper crocatumAntioxidant, nutritional composition, antibacterial, anti-cholesterol, anti-diabetic, cytotoxicityPiper betle, Piper sarmentosum, Piper crocatum/ornatumLeavesHajah Siti Nur Dalina Binti Haji Awang Daud (MSc)Dr. Hartini Yasin (FOS),
Dr Fairuzeta Ja’afar (FOS),
AP Dr. Anwar Usman (FOS)
2018-2019Determination of Antioxidant Capacity of the Bark & Leaves of local Aquilaria speciesAntioxidant, mineral contentAquilaria microcarpaBark, leaves, seedsNur Sadrina binti Brahim (BSc)Dr. Hartini Yasin (FOS),
Dr Fairuzeta Ja’afar (FOS)
2018-2019Phytochemical and Mineral Composition of Aquilaria Leaf and SeedAntioxidant, mineral contentAquilaria microcarpaBark, leaves, seedsMohamad Afiq Farhan bin A.Rose Ahmadsafri (BSc)Dr. Hartini Yasin (FOS),
Dr Fairuzeta Ja’afar (FOS)
2017-2019Bornean Endemic Aidia Borneensis Leaves’ Extract: Chemistry, Antioxidant Capacities, Electrochemical Properties And BioactivitiesAntioxidant, toxicity, anti-microbial, anti-cholesterol, anti-diabeticAidia borneensisLeaves (young)Siti Nur Faezah binti Haji Ajak (MSc)Dr. Hartini Yasin (FOS),
AP Dr. Anwar Usman (FOS)
2016-2020Evaluation of the Antidiabetic and Protective Effects of Aidia borneensis (Sambah Bagangan) and Dillenia excelsa (Simpur Laki) in Alloxan-Induced Diabetic RatsAntidiabeticDillenia excelsa & Aidia borneensisLeavesAmal Hazirah Afiqah Matusin (MSc)Dr. Norhayati Ahmad (FOS)
2014-2020Evaluation of Antioxidant and Biological Activities of Selected Local Medicinal PlantsAntioxidant, antibacterial, cytotoxicity, phytochemicalAidia borneensis, Dillenia excelsa, Dillenia suffruticosa, Litsea elliptica, Senna alata & Vitex pinnataLeaves / Stem bark/ RootMay Goh (PhD)Dr. Norhayati Ahmad (FOS)
Goniothalamus velutinus BarkDr. Kamariah Abu Salim (FOS)
Andrographis paniculataLeaves
Gymnema sylvestri
Gynura procumbensLeaves
Pandanus amaryllifoliusLeaves
Stachytarpheta jamaicensis Leaves

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