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Asian Journal of Plant Sciences
  Year: 2003 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 15 | Page No.: 1107-1111
DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2003.1107.1111
 
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Pharmacological and Biological Investigations of Chenopodium murale Linn.

Bashir Ahmad, Qasim Jan , Shumaila Bashir , Muhammad Nisar , Farzana Shaheen and Manzoor Ahmad

Abstract:
Crude methanolic extract of Chenopodium murale Linn. whole plant and its various fractions obtained in different solvent systems, was screened for different pharmacological and biological activities such as antifungal, antibacterial, insecticidal, phytotoxic and brine-shrimp cytotoxic activities. The extract and all the fractions exhibited well to excellent activities against different pathogens in antifungal bioassay and mild to moderate activities against different pathogens in antibacterial bioassay. While they did not display any significant insecticidal and brine-shrimp cytotoxic activities. Also the crude extract and its various fractions (except aqueous) showed remarkable phytotoxic activities against Lemna acquinoctialis welv. at highest concentration (1000 μg ml-1). However, they displayed weak phytotoxic activities at lower concentrations (100 μg ml-1, while at further lower concentration (10 μg ml-1) some of them rather promoted the growth of Lemna acquinoctialis welv. The aqueous fraction promoted the growth of Lemna acquinoctialis welv. at all tested concentrations.
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How to cite this article:

Bashir Ahmad, Qasim Jan , Shumaila Bashir , Muhammad Nisar , Farzana Shaheen and Manzoor Ahmad , 2003. Pharmacological and Biological Investigations of Chenopodium murale Linn.. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 2: 1107-1111.

DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2003.1107.1111

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajps.2003.1107.1111

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