Recoletos Multidisciplinary Research Journal 2019-06-20T15:24:01+08:00 Jessica Magallon-Avenido, Ph.D. Open Journal Systems <p>The Recoletos Multidisciplinary Research Journal (RMRJ) is the official bi-annual journal of the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Center for Policy, Research, and Development Studies (CPRDS).&nbsp; Being an <strong><em>internationally peer reviewed journal</em></strong>, RMRJ adopts the double-blind review process wherein&nbsp; the reviewer/s and the author/s do not know each other’s identity.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Aims</strong></p> <p>RMRJ is dedicated to the promotion of knowledge through high quality research publication in various disciplines. It adheres to the policy that all articles contained therein must meet the rigors of an independent double-blind peer-reviewing system and editing to ensure that the publication possesses scientific and academic merit.</p> <p><strong>Scope</strong></p> <p>RMRJ welcomes submission of quality researches in any of the following academic domains:</p> <ul> <li class="show">Accountancy, Business and Management, and Finance;</li> <li class="show">Communication, Humanities, Psychology, and Religion;</li> <li class="show">Education and Educational Management;</li> <li class="show">Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, and Technology;</li> <li class="show">Environment, Health &nbsp;and Natural Sciences;</li> <li class="show">Philosophical and Mathematical Reviews; and</li> <li class="show">Politics and Governance, and Social Sciences.</li> </ul> Toxicity Evaluation and Anthelminthic Property of Cebu Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cebuense Kosterm.) Leaf Extracts 2019-06-20T15:24:01+08:00 JAY PAJANUSTAN PICARDAL <p><em>Cinnamomum cebuense</em> (Kosterm.) is widely known as stomachache remedy, but adverse reaction to varying amount of herbal extract has also been reported, thus, requiring toxicity-profiling studies. Here, the toxicity of <em>C. cebuense</em> leaf extract (CCLE) was evaluated using brine shrimp lethality assay (BSLA) and anthelminthic assay under a complete randomized design with equal replications. Results in BSLA revealed an LC<sub>50</sub> value of 7.05 μg/ml (p≤0.05) which is considerably medium-toxic based on standard toxicity criterion. Influence on earthworm activity showed significant difference (p≤0.01) among the different concentrations of the extract (100 mg/ml, 75 mg/ml, 50 mg/ml, and 25 mg/ml) following a concentration-dependent response trend. Results suggest strong toxicity against earthworms at 75–100 mg/ml while having a moderate to weak toxicity at 25–50mg/ml. Both assays were able to elucidate toxicity of CCLE which may be due to the presence of cinnamaldehyde, the main phytochemical found in cinnamon leaves. CCLE is toxic at elevated dosages and thus warrants parallel studies using higher-vertebrate models.</p> 2019-06-20T14:39:11+08:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##