Venugopal Jayapal, V. Subha, K. Bhavani, Kartik Janardan Salwe, K. Manimekalai, Josh M Easow, Stephen Selvaraj
Venugopal Jayapal1, V. Subha2, K. Bhavani3, Kartik Janardan Salwe4, K. Manimekalai5, Josh M Easow6, Stephen Selvaraj7
1Professor of Microbiology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Deemed to be University, Puducherry.
2Veterinary surgeon, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry.
3Associate Professor, Pathology Department, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry.
4Professor, Pharmacology Department, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry.
5Professor and HOD, Pharmacology Department, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry.
6Professor and HOD, Microbiology Department, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry.
7Professor, Microbiology department, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Center., Puducherry.
Volume - 15,
Issue - 4,
Year - 2022
Due to the widespread use of antimicrobial agents, many Microorganisms have developed drug resistance to many available antimicrobials today. Essential oils from different plants are being explored for their ability to treat various human diseases, including infectious diseases. Earlier, we have found that the essential oil from the leaves of Ocimum sanctum L. had anti bacterial effect on 18 human pathogenic bacteria. In the present study, the essential oil of Ocimum sanctum L. was evaluated for its toxic effects at 300 mg / Kg body weight and 2000 mg / Kg body weight of female Wistar albino rats as per the OECD Guidelines 423 for testing of chemicals. The 14 day acute oral toxicity test has shown Ocimum sanctum L. essential oil is not toxic at 300 mg / Kg body weight of animals but has some toxic effects at 2000 mg /Kg body weight of animals. However, no animals died during the 14 day acute oral toxicity test with 2000 mg / Kg body weight of animals and therefore the LD50 dose of Ocimum sanctum L. should be more than 2000 mg / Kg of body weight of female Wister albino rats.
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Venugopal Jayapal, V. Subha, K. Bhavani, Kartik Janardan Salwe, K. Manimekalai, Josh M Easow, Stephen Selvaraj. Acute oral toxicity of Essential oil extracted from the leaves of Ocimum sanctum L. (Thulasi) in female Wistar albino rats. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2022; 15(4):1827-0. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2022.00307
Venugopal Jayapal, V. Subha, K. Bhavani, Kartik Janardan Salwe, K. Manimekalai, Josh M Easow, Stephen Selvaraj. Acute oral toxicity of Essential oil extracted from the leaves of Ocimum sanctum L. (Thulasi) in female Wistar albino rats. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2022; 15(4):1827-0. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2022.00307 Available on: https://rjptonline.org/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2022-15-4-73
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