Effect of Kasini plus on the inhibition of mutagenicity
The effect of Kasini plus powder extract on the mutagenity of the standard mutagen, Daunomycin (6ug/plate), Sodium azide (lug/plate) is presented in Table VI.
Table VI
EFFECT OF EXTRACT OF KASINI PLUS ON THE MUTAGENICITY
OF THE STANDARD MUTAGENS IN TA 98, TA100 AND TA102

It is evident from the table that the extracts did not induce any mutation in all the Salmonella mutant strains (TA 98, TA 100 and TA 102). The count was found to be closer to the spontaneous revertants making it evident that Kasini plus extract has antimutagenic effect. Many antimutagens are also known anticarcinogens. Thus the extracts of Kasini plus that are antimutagenic are also anticarcinogenic. Anticarcinogenic properties of plant extracts have been suggested to be due to antimutagenic properties of the active principles occurring in these plants. The extract of Kasini plus may act at different levels of cell division and may detoxify or eliminate those agents, which may lead to the formation of cancer.