EVALUATION OF BRINE SHRIMP CYTOTOXICITY OF 50percent AQUEOUS ETHANOLIC LEAF EXTRACT OF CLITORIA TERNATEA L

  • Padma Chatterjee Kalyani University
  • Neela Das

Abstract

Objectives: To study the anticancerous property of leaves of Clitoria ternatea L.

Methods: The leaves were soaked in 50percent aqueous ethanol, extract was filtered and concentrated. Cytotoxicity of the extract was tested by brine shrimp lethality assay.

Result: The experimental results revealed that 0.28-0.38percent concentration of 50 percent aqueous ethanolic leaf extract possessed cytotoxic potentiality against brine shrimp.

Conclusion: Hence the plant may be identified as a source of bioactive principle having  antitumour activity.

Key words: cytotoxicity, lethal conc., mortality, LC50, brine shrimp, phytochemical products.

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Chatterjee, P., and N. Das. “EVALUATION OF BRINE SHRIMP CYTOTOXICITY OF 50percent AQUEOUS ETHANOLIC LEAF EXTRACT OF CLITORIA TERNATEA L”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 7, no. 1, Dec. 2013, pp. 118-20, https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ajpcr/article/view/655.
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