Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2016)
Anti-Oxidant activity and acute toxicity study of the methanolic root extract of Mitragyna inermis
Mukhtar M, Adamu HM and Kolo AM
The acetone, methanol and water extracts of Mitragyna inermis
were investigated for their antioxidant activity and acute toxicity. The result show strong radical scavenging activity against DPPH for all the three extracts. The LD50 of 1264mg/kg was calculated for methanol extracts and the values was found to be within the practically slightly toxic range and therefore care should taken when using the plants in traditional medicine healing.
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Mukhtar M, Adamu HM and Kolo AM. Anti-Oxidant activity and acute toxicity study of the methanolic root extract of Mitragyna inermis. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2016;5(6):48-50.