International Scholarly Research Notices / 2014 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Antifungal, Antileishmanial, and Cytotoxicity Activities of Various Extracts of Berberis vulgaris (Berberidaceae) and Its Active Principle Berberine

Table 3

IC50 values of various extracts of B. vulgaris and berberine against the growth rate of promastigote forms of Leishmania major and Leishmania tropica. Data are expressed as the mean ± SD ( ).

SampleIC50 value (µg/mL)a
L. major L. tropica

Methanolic extract
Aqueous extract
Chloroform extract

aConcentration of drug that caused 50% of growth inhibition of promastigotes.
bMeglumine antimoniate (Glucantime) as control drug.