In vitro biological investigation of eichhornia crassipes (pontederiaceae)
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Eichhornia crassipesis free floating aquatic plant and it belongs to the family Potenderiaecae and it is very native to South America. Though it is an aquatic plant but it also has therapeutic effect. Extracts of the various parts of the E. crassipes has therapeutic effect such as antimicrobial activity, anti-oxidant, wound healing, antitumor, cytotoxic, larvicidal activity. Leaf extract of this plat contain phenolic compounds, alkaloids, terpenoids, glycosides, sterols. The objective of this study was to investigate the bioactivity like cytotoxicity by lethal brine shrimp method, antimicrobial activity by disc diffusion methods from all the extractive of Eichhornia crassipes. The lethal brine shrimp study reveals the mild to moderate result by LC50. In antimicrobial test, this pant has negligible potentiality to act against bacterial and fungal strain.