Evaluation of mutagenic activity of several antimalarial extracts from Eupatorium inulaefolium.Pharmazie. 2001 May; 56(5):412-4.P
Eupatorium inulaefolium is used as an antimalarial agent by traditional healers of the Tumaco region (Nariño-Colombia). Several extracts of this plant have been tested by our laboratory and in vitro antimalarial activity against the FCB-2 strain of Plasmodium falciparum has been confirmed. For this reason, the mutagenic effect of the methanol, dichloromethane, and hexane extracts of Eupatorium inulaefolium (number 83377 university of Antioquia herbarium) were evaluated using the Ames test. None of the extracts evaluated had mutagenic effects on TA-98 or TA-100 strains of Salmonella typhimurium.