Anticancer Activity of Water Hyacinth [Eichhornia Crassipes (Mart) Solms] On Human Cervical Cancer Cell Line

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L. M. Lenora, J. Senthil Kumar S. Murugesan and N. Senthilkumar

Sri Krishna College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India

Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India

 

Eichhornia crassipes (Mart) Solms commonly known as water hyacinth is native to Brazil. It is one of the most productive plants on earth and is considered the world’s worst aquatic weed which causes serious environmental issues. In the current study the methanol extract of this plant have been tested for anticancer activity. The in-vitro anticancer studies were performed against human cancer cell line (HeLa). MTT assay was used to analyze the cell growth inhibition. The methanol extract of E. crassipes resulted in mildanticancer activity on HeLa cell line.

 

 

Keywords:Aquatic weed, Eichhornia crassipes, Anticancer, HeLa cell lines, leaf extracts

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