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Flax seed, one of the oldest crops is a potential dietary supplement for healthy lifestyle. It is a very nutritious food that is rich in omega 3 fatty acids than any other plant source. It contains lignans which is a potential component in reducing tumorous growth effectively. To prove the cytotoxicity of flax seed oil on oral cancer cell lines, this study was conducted on KB cells, oral cancer cell lines. Flax seed oil is the main material for study and certain salts and chemicals are used for the cell viability assays. The cell viability assays used was the MTT assay and neutral red incorporation assay. The cell viability assays are done and the results showed the cytotoxicity of flax seed oil on the oral cancer cell lines. Hence, it can be used as a biomedicine against cancer which can reduce the adverse effects of cancer treatment and prove to be a life saving drug for oral cancer suffering people which can help many in the future.


Alpha linolenic acid Cytotoxicity Flax seed oil MTT Oral cancer

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Reethega V, Vishnu Priya V, & Gayathri R. (2018). Cytotoxicity potential of flaxseed oil on oral cancer cell lines. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 9(2). Retrieved from

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