Evaluation of the Genotoxicity of Aqueous Extracts of Ilex paraguariensis St. Hil. (Aquifoliaceae) Using the Allium Test

@inproceedings{Bidau2004EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the Genotoxicity of Aqueous Extracts of Ilex paraguariensis St. Hil. (Aquifoliaceae) Using the Allium Test},
  author={Cl{\'a}udio Juan Bidau and Anibal Gumersindo Amat and Malta Yaj{\'i}a and Dardo Andrea Mart{\'i} and Ana G. Riglos and Aurelio Silvestroni},
  year={2004}
}
Infusions and concoctions of Ilex paraguariensis are used as medicinal, nutritional and stimulant beverages in southern South America. Crop production is about 300,000 tons/year in Argentina, where the consumption rate reaches 5–9 kg/capita/year. In this study, we assessed the cytotoxicity of aqueous extracts of I. paraguariensis in the Allium test and Artemia salina microwell test. The extracts were prepared from commercial and “home processed” (laboratory) and were tested at concentrations of… CONTINUE READING