Phytochemical screening and biological activities of Ranunculus arvensis

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Phytochemical screening and biological activities of Ranunculus arvensis

Muhammad Zahid Khan, Saleem Jan, Farman Ullah Khan, Wahib Noor, Yar Muhammad Khan, Afzal Shah, M. I. Chaudhary, Fawad Ali, Khyrullah Khan, Wasi Ullah, Nek Sabil
Int. J. Biosci.11( 1), 15-21, July 2017.
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Ranunculus arvensis, belongs to family Ranunculacea, have 2500 species throughout the world. Due to their local importance for various diseases and great biological potentials the plant was selected for further studies. Antioxidant activity was determined by DPPH scavenging method while phytotoxcicity was carried out through autoclaved petriplates growth inhibition. Antibacterial activity analysis was carried out by using microplates alamar blue assay. The Antioxidan, phytotoxic  and antimicrobial results showed that this plant need detail phytochemical screening to isolate active chemical constituents which could be of scientific values.


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