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ISSN Print: 2394-0530, ISSN Online: 2320-3862, NAAS Rating: 3.53

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Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies

2013, Vol. 1, Issue 3, Part B
Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Oxidant Activity of Achyranthes Aspera Leaf Extract and Its Effect on Gall Bladder Stones

Md. Jakir Hossain, Laila Khaleda, A.M. Masudul Azad Chowdhury, Md. Arifuzzaman, Mohammad Al-Forkan*

In recent years, bacterial infections are increasing due to emergence of antibiotic resistance. Oxidative stress andrngall bladder stones also pose a great health threat to millions. This study attempted the assessment of antibacterial,rnanti-oxidant and anti-gall bladder stones activity of an important medicinal plant Achyranthes asperarnmethanolic leaf extract. Anti-bacterial activity was performed by disc diffusion method. Significant susceptibilityrnwas observed against gram positive bacteria than gram negative strains. Anti-oxidant activity was studied in terms ofrn1, 1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging potential with ascorbic acid as standard. HighestrnDPPH scavenging activity for A. aspera and ascorbic acid was 59.21% and 92.41%, respectively. IC50 value wasrn472.93 µg/ml for A. aspera and 1.4965 µg/ml for ascorbic acid. Effects of A. aspera leaf extract on gall bladderrnstones were also investigated. 2.0 mg/ml extract concentration showed the highest amount of cholesterol releasern(39.69 mg/dl) and the highest amount of dry weight reduction (2.3 mg) from gall stones. Morphological changes likerncolor change and fragility in gall stones were also observed at concentrations higher than 1.5 mg/ml.
Comparison of anti-oxidant activity of A. aspera and Ascorbic acid
Fig.: Comparison of anti-oxidant activity of A. aspera and Ascorbic acid
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How to cite this article:
Md. Jakir Hossain, Laila Khaleda, A.M. Masudul Azad Chowdhury, Md. Arifuzzaman, Mohammad Al-Forkan*. Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Oxidant Activity of Achyranthes Aspera Leaf Extract and Its Effect on Gall Bladder Stones. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 2013; 1(3): 105-117.
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