Brine-shrimp Bioassay for Assessment of Anticancer Property of Essential Oils from Spices

Authors

  • Gan B Bajracharya Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Khumaltar, Lalitpur
  • Sarbajna M Tuladhar Research Centre for Applied Science and Technology (RECAST), Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/njst.v12i0.6495

Keywords:

anticancer, Artemia salina, brine-shrimp bioassay, toxicity, essential oil, spice

Abstract

The potential anticarcinogenicity of essential oils from spices was investigated against brine-shrimp (Artemia salina) nauplii. The essential oils were extracted by hydro-distillation. The lethal concentration at the dose levels 10, 100 and 1000 ìg/ml displayed high mortality towards actively swarming Artemia. Asafoetida (LC50 = 4.64 ×10–23 ìg/ml) and cumin oil (LC50 = 0.53 ìg/ml) were extremely toxic. Essential oils of ajowan, small cardamom, cinnamon, clove, coriander, cubeb, dill, fennel, ginger, mace, nutmeg, long pepper, rosemary, tarragon and thyme were shown high toxicity. While big cardamom oil and black pepper oil were displayed moderate toxicity.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/njst.v12i0.6495

Nepal Journal of Science and Technology 12 (2011) 163-170

 

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Abstract
1157
PDF
993

Downloads

Published

2012-07-22

How to Cite

Bajracharya, G. B., & Tuladhar, S. M. (2012). Brine-shrimp Bioassay for Assessment of Anticancer Property of Essential Oils from Spices. Nepal Journal of Science and Technology, 12, 163–170. https://doi.org/10.3126/njst.v12i0.6495

Issue

Section

Articles