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Issue No. :  3

Year :  2010

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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Evaluation of Anthelmintic Activity of the Wood of Soymida febrifuga. (Meliaceae)

Address:   S.A. Gangurde1*, P.H. Jadhav1, S.M. Dange1, S.B. Datir1, N.P. Jain2 and S.C. Pal3
1Department of Pharmacognosy, S.N.D. College of Pharmacy, Yeola (M.S)
2Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, S.N.D. College of Pharmacy, Yeola (M.S)
3Department of Pharmacognosy, N.D.M.V.Ps College of Pharmacy, Nasik (M.S)
*Corresponding Author

Soymida febrifuga belonging to family meliaceae is commonly called mans Rohini in Marathi and traditionally reported for treatment of various diseases. Different parts of S. febrifuga are reported in Ayurvedic medicine for treatment of variety of ailments like dysentery, cough, asthma and antiperiodic. Efforts will be made to find out active constituents and their pharmacological action. Traditionally plant was known to have activity against worms and have been used in the treatment of dysentery caused by worms. Thus the present study aims to evaluate the traditional anthelmintic properties of the plant. Aqueous extract and methanol extract of the wood of S. febrifuga were screened for anthelmintic activity. Results showed that methanol extract of the wood of S. febrifuga is having potent anthelmintic activity. Thus we can conclude that, the anthelmintic property of the plant is due to the polar phytoconstituents present in the wood
Soymida febrifuga, Anthelmintic activity, Pherotima posthuma
S.A. Gangurde, P.H. Jadhav, S.M. Dange, S.B. Datir, N.P. Jain, S.C. Pal. Evaluation of Anthelmintic Activity of the Wood of Soymida febrifuga. (Meliaceae). Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2010; 2(3): 231-233.
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