Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2754

Full Length Research Paper

Cytotoxicity of aerial parts of Indigofera heterantha

Taj Ur Rahman
  • Taj Ur Rahman
  • Department of Chemistry, Mohi-Ud-Din Islamic University, AJ&K, Pakistan.
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Wajiha Liaqat
  • Wajiha Liaqat
  • Institute of Chemical Sciences, University of Peshawar, Peshawar 25120, K. P. K, Pakistan
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Khanzadi Fatima Khattak
  • Khanzadi Fatima Khattak
  • Women University, Swabi, Pakistan.
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Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary
  • Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary
  • International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, H. E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan.
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Atif Kamil
  • Atif Kamil
  • Department of Biotechnology Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan.
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Muhammad Aurang Zeb
  • Muhammad Aurang Zeb
  • Department of Biochemistry Hazara University, Mansehra, Pakistan.
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  •  Received: 22 January 2014
  •  Accepted: 05 May 2016
  •  Published: 30 April 2017


In the ongoing phytochemical study, an effort was made to investigate cytotoxicity of various crude fractions of aerial parts of Indigofera heterantha. The results obtained revealed that all the fractions including n-hexane, ethyl acetate, methanol and residue showed brine shrimp (Artemia salina Leach) cytotoxicity activity. The data obtained revealed the medicinal importance of the plant and will help the researchers to exploit the phytochemicals for biological activities (cytotoxicity).


Key words: Indigofera heterantha, cytotoxicity, aerial parts.