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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 4, No. 4, 2007, pp. 529 - 531
Bioline Code: tc07070
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 4, No. 4, 2007, pp. 529 - 531

 en Short Communication - SCREENING OF TRADITIONALLY USED ENDEMIC SOQOTRAEN PLANTS FOR CYTOTO-XIC ACTIVITY
Ali, Nasser A. Awadh; Ramzi, Mothana; Ghaleb, Nasr Abdo & Lindequist, Ulrike

Abstract

Thirty extracts obtained from 10 endemic plant species belonging to 8 plant families used in the traditional medicine in Socotra have been tested for cytotoxic activity against FL-cells. Extracts of Eureiandra balfourii check for this species in other resources and Commiphora ornifolia check for this species in other resources showed the strongest activity against FL-cells with IC50 < 10 μg/ml and 39.3 μg/ml respectively.

Keywords
Cytotoxicity, Soqotra, Fl-cells

 
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