Metal analysis, phytotoxic, insecticidal and cytotoxic activities of selected medicinal plants of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

@article{Khuda2012MetalAP,
  title={Metal analysis, phytotoxic, insecticidal and cytotoxic activities of selected medicinal plants of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.},
  author={Fazli Khuda and Zafar Iqbal and Zakiullah and Ayub Nabi Khan and Fazli Nasir and Naveed Muhammad and Jamshaid Ali Khan and Muhammad Shafiq Khan},
  journal={Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={51-8}
}
In the present study four medicinal plants traditionally used in Pakistan for treatment of various ailments were evaluated for their heavy metals content, insecticidal, cytotoxic and phytotoxic actions. The metals like Cr, Cu, Zn, Mn, Ni, Pb, Fe and Co were determined in crude extract and various fractions. Soil samples were also tested for heavy metals to determine assimilation of any metal by the plant. Lead, Chromium, copper, nickel and cobalt exceeded the permissible limit in most of the… CONTINUE READING