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Table 3 Cytotoxic effects of R. communis essential oil on HeLa cell line by MTT assay

From: Essential oil of the leaves of Ricinus communis L.: In vitro cytotoxicity and antimicrobial properties

Essential oil (μg/ml) % cell viability
0 100.00
125 98.90
500 95.77
1000 89.72
1500 84.70
2000 88.80
2200 70.00
2360 60.00
2600 46.00
3000 28.27
3500 01.53
4000 0.210
  1. Results are presented as viability ratio. Values were expressed as the mean of at least three independent experiments.