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In a study carried out with hyperaccumulating plants in industrial areas of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Pakistan, Amaranthus viridis was seen to be able to hyperaccumulate lead from soil [4].
Serial Number Botanical name Family 1 Amaranthus viridis L.
Twenty six Bangladeshi medicinal plants (Trachyspermum ammi, Cissampelos pareira, Vetiveria zizanioides, Cassia angustifolia, Woodfordia fruticosa, Cinnamomum tamala, Neolomarckia cadamba, Amaranthus viridis, Amaranthus tricolor, Brassica juncea, Brassica oleracea, Raphanus sativus, Curcuma longa, Curcuma zedoaria, Elettaria cardamomum, Ficus religiosa, Ficus benghalensis, Prunus cerasoides, Chenopodium album, Spinacia oleracea, Symplocos racemosa, Terminalia chebula, Tinospora cordifolia, Cyperus rotundus, Pterocarpus santalinus, and Lagenaria siceraria) were collected from various regions of Bangladesh following accounts of their medicinal uses (Ghani, 2003; Yusuf et al.
The weed community was composed mainly by Amaranthus viridis (AMAVI), Coronopus didymus (COPDI), Cyperus rotundus (CYPRO), Digitaria nuda (DIGNU), Galinsoga parviflora (GASPA) and Nicandra physaloides (NICPH), although other species were observed as well.
As populacoes de plantas daninhas encontradas na comunidade infestante foram Amaranthus viridis, Bidens pilosa, Brachiaria plantaginea, Coronopus didymus, Cyperus rotundus, Digitaria nuda, Eleusine indica, Galinsoga parviflora, Lepidium virginicum, Nicandra physaloides, Oxalis latifolia, Parthenium hysterophorus, Portulaca oleracea, Solanum americanum e Synedrellopsis grisebachii.
As principais populacoes de plantas daninhas encontradas na area experimental foram Amaranthus viridis, Coronopus didymus, Galinsoga parviflora, Nicandra physaloides e Solanum americanum, sendo que C.
As part of this ongoing screening of medicinal plants of Bangladesh for possible antinociceptive effects, the objective of the present study was to evaluate the methanolic extract of whole plants of Amaranthus viridis for antihyperglycemic activity using the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), and antinociceptive activity through the acetic acid-induced gastric pain model in Swiss albino mice.
Whole plants of Amaranthus viridis were collected from Savar in Dhaka district, Bangladesh during May, 2011.
Glucose tolerance property of methanol extract of Amaranthus viridis whole plants was determined as per the procedure previously described by Joy and Kuttan (1999) with minor modifications.
Antinociceptive activity of the methanol extract of Amaranthus viridis whole plant was examined using previously described procedures (Shanmugasundaram and Venkataraman, 2005).
1%, suggesting that whole plants of Amaranthus viridis possess considerable antihyperglycemic potential and may be used in cases of diabetic patients to lower high blood glucose levels.
However, rutin and quercetin has been reported to be present in Amaranthus viridis (Ashok Kumar et al.