Keerthika R

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, India

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  • Research Article   
    Evaluation of Cytotoxicity of Gymnema sylvestre on L929 Mice Fibroblast Cell: An In Vitro Study
    Author(s): Keerthika R and Sandhya Raghu*

    Background: Cytotoxicity is defined as the toxicity caused due to the action of chemotherapeutic agents on living cells. Cytotoxicity tests are very important as they help in the determination of the proposed biomedical use. It has been proven that these cytotoxic properties of the medicinal plants are mainly due to its phytochemical constituents. Gymnema sylvestre is one such traditional ayurvedic herb used primarily for the treatment of diabetes and other ailments such as arthritis, anemia, diuretics, etc. Aim: The aim of this study is to analyse the cytotoxic property of ethanolic extract of Gymnema sylvestre in comparison with the sodium hypochlorite. Materials & methods: The ethanolic extract of Gymnema sylvestre was prepared and the cytotoxic potential of the extract at different concentrations (25,50,100,200 .. Read More»

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