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Original Article
Year : 2018   |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 27-31

Impact of Oberon (insecticide) and remedial impact of Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) on hematological parameters of air-breathing fish Channa punctatus

Aim: Indiscriminate use of insecticides has increased many folds in the recent times. Farmers for the better yield of crops, are widely utilising the pesticides. These pesticides through agricultural run offs have reached the surface water like ponds and has contaminated the flora and fauna of it. Fish is the animal which are extensively cultivated in these ponds. And humans are consuming these fishes as food as they have high nutritious value.These contaminated if consumed by the human has caused various health hazards to humans. Thepresent research work is therefore focused to know the bioremedial effect of Tulsi on Oberon induced toxicity in fish Channapunctatus. Materials and Methods: Oberon insecticide(Oberon SC 240) was administered directly in water contained in aquarium at the dose of 1.5ppm and observed 24hrs, 48 hrs, 72hrs and 96hrs after the dose calculation through LC50. Thereafter, aqueous extract of Tulsi leaves was administered orally, daily by gastric intubation method at the dose of 100 mg/Kg body weight per day for 15 days. Results:The study reveals that after the exposure of Oberon, there was significant damage at the haematological and hematopoietic Stem cells in fish Channapunctatus. But, after theadministration of Tulsi leaves, there was significant normalisationin the haematological and hematopoietic Stem cells of fish. Conclusion: This denotes that Tulsinot only possesses ameliorating and rejuvenating property but also maintains the normal functioning of the body of the fish. Thus, it proves to be one of the best antidote against Oberon induced toxicity.
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