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pnr. 2013; 4(1): 1-4

Lack of brine shrimp lethality and hemagglutination activity in Grewia asiatica Linn

Abidah Parveen, Mohammad Irfan, Muhammad Saleem Jilani, Kashif Wasim, Mehwish Kiran, Fida Muhammad.

Objective: To investigate the brine shrimp lethality and hemagglutination activity of the fruit, stem bark and leaves of Grewia asiatica L. (Family: Tiliaceae). Materials and Methods: The crude ethanolic extracts and fractions of the fruit, stem bark, and leaves were subjected to cytotoxic assay using brine shrimps and were also investigated for hemagglutination activity. Results: Brine shrimps survived easily and hemagglutination activity was not observed. Conclusions: The fruits, leaves and stem bark of G. asiatica have insignificant brine shrimp lethality and hemagglutination activity was found to be absent.

Key words: Brine shrimp, crude ethanolic extracts, Grewia asiatica, hemagglutination, traditional medicine

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