A variety of useful bioactive products are produced by the self generating machines, that is, plants. This make us interested in screening the crude methanolic extract and various fractions of Acacia modesta for antifungal, anti-termite, nitric oxide free radical scavenging and brine shrimp cytotoxic activities. The chloroform (CHCl3) fraction exhibited low activity (15%) against Fusarium oxysporum. The crude methanolic extract exhibited good activity against Heterotermes indicola (termite). The CHCl3 fraction showed moderate cytotoxic activity (40%) against brine shrimp. The results of nitric oxide free radical scavenging activity indicate that the crude methanolic extract, n- hexane and ethyl acetate (EtOAc) fractions of A. modesta have concentration dependent free radical scavenging activity.
Key words: Acacia modesta, antifungal, anti-termite, nitric oxide free radical scavenging activity, brine shrimp cytotoxic activity.
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