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Abstract - Issue Nov 2016, 37 (6) Back
nstantaneous and historical temperature effects on a-pinene
potency of Cassia alata petals in Garra rufa
R. Prathiba, S.Sangavi, R. Krishnaveni and R. Indumathi
of?? Biotechnology, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Thandalam, Chennai-602
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21 March 2014
20 September 2014
8 December 2016
alata, a well-known medicinal and ornamental plant have several
biological activities such as antimicrobial, purgative, anti-inflammatory,
analgesic, hypoglycemic and antitumor activities. Considering the growing
demands of herbal medicine and the need for natural sources for immune
stimulants, the immuno stimulant potency of common ethno-medicinally
important plant Cassia alata was investigated. Petals of Cassia
alata was used in this study and feed was prepared from it. Phytochemical
screenings were also performed using petroleum ether extract of the petals.
Freshwater fish Garra rufa was used as a specimen model in the study.
After feeding period, the blood samples were collected from the fish and
haematological parameters were analysed. A significant P value of 0.0093 in
the body weight of Garra rufa suggests that Cassia alata is a
good immunostimulant. The finding suggests that the feed of Cassia alata
is a good immunostimulant.
alata, Garra rufa, Haematological parameters, Immunostimulant
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