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Year :  2009

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Anthelmintic Activity of Hiptage benghalensis (L) Kurz Leaves

Address:   Chordiya SV1*, Pimprikar RB2, Yeshwante SB2, Tanvir Shaikh2, Patil PN3, Kale MK4 and Firke BM4
1V.M. College of Pharmacy, Salem (T.N.) 2Gangamai College of Pharmacy, Nagaon, Dhule
3Science College, Nagaon, Dhule (M.S.)
4KYDSCT,s College of Pharmacy, Sakegaon, Jalgaon (M.S.)
*Corresponding Author

Worm infestation is one of the major global public health problems, more so in tropical countries. Worms can cause various GI and general symptoms. In addition some of them can cause blood lose, nutritional deficiencies. Helminthiasis is among the most important animal health problems. The disease is highly prevalent particularly in developing countries. In present study Aqueous and ethanolic extract of Hiptage benghalensis (L) kurz, belonging to family Malpighiaceae leaves were investigated for anthelmintic activity. The extracts were used in concertrations of 5, 10 and 25mg/ml and the process involves determination of time of paralysis and time of death of Pheritima posthuma (earth worm). Among the two extracts tested, aqueous extract showed more potent activity against the worm when compared with standard drug Piperazine citrate.
Anthelmintic, Hiptage bengalensis, Piperazine citrate, Aqueous extract.
Chordiya SV, Pimprikar RB, Yeshwante SB, Tanvir Shaikh, Patil PN, Kale MK, Firke BM. Anthelmintic Activity of Hiptage benghalensis (L) Kurz Leaves . Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2009; 1(3): 234-235.
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