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Research ArticleVolume 5 Issue 9

Scientific Studies on Sporobolus spicatus Kunth

Mohammad Kamil*, F Ahmad and MT Abdalla

Former TCAM Research, ZCHRTM, DOH, Abu Dhabi, UAE

*Corresponding Author: Former TCAM Research, ZCHRTM, DOH, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Email:

Received: May 19, 2021; Published: September 30, 2021

Citation: Mohammad Kamil., et al. “Scientific Studies on Sporobolus spicatus Kunth". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 5.10 (2021): 59-63.


Sporobolus spicatus (Salt grass) locally known as Dhafrem, Rashad, Half Barri, Abu Rakbah and Sbat Rakb in Arabic belongs to the family Poaceae.

It possesses a wide spectrum of medicinal properties, especially the extract caused moderate contraction on the detrusor muscle indicating medium anti-urolithic effect. The heart rate was decreased indicating (negative chronotropic effect). The aqueous extract of the plant decreased Alanine transaminase significantly as compared to the control.

This original article has comprehensive laboratory studies on the aerial parts of Sporobolus spicatus covering the botanical, physico chemical, macroscopic, microscopic, spectroscopic, phytochemical pharmacological and toxicological aspects in detail. These data will lay the ground for its correct identification and distinguishing it from other Sonchus species specially Sporobolus spicatus. These studies will also be useful to promote its clinical application as an antioxidant and antiseptic medicine. The data of standardization parameters and distinguishing characters enlisted in this study will ensure the efficacy, safety and will also be helpful for the preparation of a monograph of this herb.


Keywords: Sporobolus spicatus (Salt grass); Alanine Transaminase; Herb


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Copyright: © 2021 Mohammad Kamil., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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