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BIOLOGICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF MYRICARIA
ELEGANS ROYLE.


Waqar Ahmad1,2, Mansoor Ahmad2*, Muhammad Nisar3, Salimullah3, Zafar Iqbal3, Manzoor Ahmad4, and Farzana Shaheen4 J Department of Pharmacy, University of Malakand, Chakdara, N.. W.F.P., Pakistan. 2Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan 3Department of Pharmacy, University of Peshawar, Peshawar-25I20, Pakistan 4
H. E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan

 

ABSTRACT: The methanolic (80%) crude extract of Myricaria elegans Royle. was investigated for various invitro biological and pharmacological activities including antifungal, antibacterial, insecticidal, phytotoxic, and brine-shrimp cytotoxic activities. The crude extract was found to be highly effective inhibitor against Trichophyton longifusus, (70%), Candida albicans (60%) and Microsporum canis (60%). The extract also displayed remarkable phytotoxic activity at different concentrations against the Lemna acquinoctialis Welv. This extract, however, did not show any antibacterial, insecticidal activities and Brine shrimp cytotoxicity during this study.

KEY WORDS: Myricaria elegans, Pharmacological & biological activities, Phytotoxicity, Antifungal Activities