Short communication Brine shrimp lethality and antimicrobial Properties of various extracts of amoora Rohituka
Sultan, Md. Zakir
Haque, Mohammad R.
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Amoora rohituka (Syn. Aphanamixis polystachya; Bengali name- Rayna, Pitraj, Family-Meliaceae) is a medium size tree, distributed in the sub-Himalayan tract and outer hills, central India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Srilanka . It is a reputed plant for its medicinal uses. Root is useful in treating of abdominal complaints, body tumors, constipation, rheumatism, anthelmintic, diabetes, and enlargement of liver and spleen . As a part of our continuing effort to study the chemical and pharmacological aspects of the medicinal plants of Bangladesh, we investigated A. rohituka in respect of brine shrimp lethality bioassay with the crude extract, pet-ether and chloroform fractions of the plant. The crude extract and fractions were also tested for antimicrobial activities against bacteria and fungi.