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        Abstract - Issue Nov 2016, 37 (6)                                                                                                             Back

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Immunostimulant potency of Cassia alata petals in Garra rufa


R.Jayasree*, R. Prathiba, S.Sangavi, R. Krishnaveni and R. Indumathi

 Department of Biotechnology, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Thandalam, Chennai-602 105, India

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Publication Data

Paper received:

21 March 2014


Revised received:

20 September 2014



8 December 2016



Cassia 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.   



 Key words

Cassia alata, Garra rufa, Haematological parameters, Immunostimulant


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