|International Journal of Pharmaceuticals and Nutritional Sciences (Volume 2)|
|Toxicity of Five Medicinal Plants Aloe vera, Achillea millefolium, Berberis aristata, Hydrastis canadensis L. and Sanguinaria canadensis L. against Tribolium castaneum, Rhyzopertha dominica and Callosobruchus analis|
Mahwish Ahmed Karim and Muhammad Farhanullah Khan
Published: 28 December 2018
Some well-known medicinal herbs: Aloe vera, Achillea millefolium, Berberis aristata, Hydrastis canadensis L. and Sanguinaria canadensis L. are frequently used in natural medicine. These are substantial part of Homeopathic and Unani tib materia medica. These plant materials are used in this research. Extracts of these herbs were evaluated for toxicity potential against Tribolium castaneum, Rhyzopertha dominica and Callosobruchusanalis at 1019.10 micrograms/cm2. As a result of this study, Aloe vera and Sanguinaria canadensis L.showed low activity (20% mortality) against Tribolium castaneum and Rhyzopertha dominica, respectively. While, all the other three plant extracts were inactive.
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