Biological Screenings of Two Araceous Plants Growing in Bangladesh

Authors

  • Tanjina Hoque Department of Pharmacy, State University of Bangladesh, Dhaka-1205
  • Md Al Amin Sikder Department of Pharmacy, State University of Bangladesh, Dhaka-1205
  • Mohammad A Kaisar Phytochemical Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy,University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000
  • Abu Asad Chowdhury Phytochemical Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy,University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000
  • Mohammad A Rashid Phytochemical Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/dujps.v10i2.11794

Keywords:

Alocasia indica, Steudnera virosa, thrombolytic, membrane stabilizing, total phenolics, antimicrobial

Abstract

Two Bangladeshi medicinal plants from Araceae family, Alocasia indica and Steudnera virosa, have been investigated for their in vitro thrombolytic, membrane stabilizing antimicrobial activities and generalized    toxicity. The total phenolic content was also determined and expressed in gallic acid equivalent. The membrane stabilizing activity was assessed by heat and hypotonic solution induced methods. The carbon tetrachloride soluble  fraction (CTCSF) of A. indica and aqueous soluble fraction (AQSF) of S. virosa demonstrated strong membrane stabilizing activity. Different extractives of A. indica and S. virosa showed moderate thrombolytic activity. Among the two plants, the methanoic crude extract and its chloroform soluble partitionate of S. virosa revealed moderate inhibition of microbial growth. In brine shrimp lethality bioassay, the pet-ether and carbon tetrachloride soluble fractions of A. indica and the crude extract and its pet-ether soluble fraction of S. virosa were found to be as lethal as    Vincristine sulphate after 24 hours observation on shrimp nauplii.

 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/dujps.v10i2.11794

 

Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci. 10(2): 131-135, 2011(December)

 

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2012-09-04

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Hoque, T., Sikder, M. A. A., Kaisar, M. A., Chowdhury, A. A., & Rashid, M. A. (2012). Biological Screenings of Two Araceous Plants Growing in Bangladesh. Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 10(2), 131–135. https://doi.org/10.3329/dujps.v10i2.11794

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