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Screening Of Traditionally Used Endemic Soqotraen Plants For Cytotoxic Activity

NA Ali
M Ramzi
NA Ghaleb
U Lindequist


Thirty extracts obtained from 10 endemic plant species belonging to 8 plant families used in the traditional medicine in Socotra have been tested for cytotoxic activity against FL-cells. Extracts of Eureiandra balfourii and Commiphora ornifolia showed the strongest activity against FL-cells with IC50 < 10 μg/ml and 39.3 μg/ml respectively.

Keywords: Cytotoxicity, Soqotra, Fl-cells

African Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine Vol. 4 (4) 2007: pp. 529-531