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Exposure of Brine Shrimp Bio-Assay to ubiquitous heavy metals extracted from selected medicinal plants procured in Quiapo, Manila Vis-A-Vis their toxic effects to human cells.


Rey Kevin Q. Garcia,
Dr. Ricardo R. Santos,
Dr. Contesa Salvador,
Alfred G. Jones,
Rose Ann B. Guevara,
Abigail D. Duya,
Alpha Marie P. Hizon,
Alica Marie P. Hizon

Related Institution

School of Medicine - Angeles University Foundation

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Research Report


Man is dependent upon plants for his very existence. The food he eats, the clothes he wears, the shelter of his home come directly or indirectly from plants and it follows that human evolution is closely correlated with the evolution of seed bearing plants as well as its uses. The food and materials that plants store for their own growth is also the source of almost everything, humans and other organisms need in order to live (Ombrello 2009).

Interest in medicinal plants as a re-emerging health aid has been fuelled by the rising costs of prescription drugs in the maintenance of personal health and well-being, and the bio-prospecting of new plant-derives drugs. Several issues as well as a range of interests and activities in a number of countries are dealt with. based on current research and financial investments, medicinal plants will, seemingly, continue to play an important role as a health aid (Bhat, 1997).


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