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BACKGROUND Asclepias curassavica Linn. is a traditional medicinal plant used by tribal people in the western ghats, India, to treat piles, gonorrhoea, roundworm infestation and abdominal tumours. We have determined the protective effect of beta-sitosterol isolated from A. curassavica in colon cancer, using in vitro and in vivo models. METHODS The active(More)
The ovicidal and oviposition response of plant volatile oils was evaluated under laboratory conditions against Culex quinquefasciatus Say. Ten oils viz., aniseed, calamus, cinnamon oil, citronella, clove oil, lemon, orange, thyme, tulsi and vertiver were tested for ovicidal and oviposition response assays at five different concentrations viz., 12.5, 25, 50,(More)
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