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Issue No. :  3

Year :  2010

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

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In Vitro Anthelmintic Activity of Various Herbal Plants Extracts against Pheritima posthuma



Address:   Priyanka Patil1*, J.K. Patel2, P.S. Kulkarni1, M.U. Patel1, C.J. Bhavsar3 and Patel J.A.1
1P.S.G.V.P Mandal’s College of Pharmacy, Shahada (M.S), India
2Nootan Pharmacy College, Visnagar, Gujarat, India
3H.R.Patel college of Pharmacy, Shirpur
*Corresponding Author
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ABSTRACT:
Aqueous extracts of leaves of Cissus quadrangularis, Eclipta alba, Chrozophora rottleri and flowers of Luffa acutangula were investigated for anthelmintic property against Pheritima posthuma (Indian Earth worm). Different concentrations (25, 50 and 100 mg / ml) of each plants aqueous extracts were studied in a bioassay, which involved the determination of time of paralysis and time of death of the worms. Piperazine citrate (10 mg/ml) was used as a standard reference drug. All the aqueous extracts of the three plants exhibited significantly anthelmintic activity against Pheritima Posthuma, but flowers of Luffa Acutangula demonstrated the best anthelmintic activity in both the parameters.
KEYWORDS:
Aqueous extracts, Cissus Quadrangularis, Eclipta alba, Chrozophora rottleri, Luffa acutangula, anthelmintic and Pheritima posthuma
Cite:
Priyanka Patil, J.K. Patel, P.S. Kulkarni, M.U. Patel, C.J. Bhavsar, Patel J.A. In Vitro Anthelmintic Activity of Various Herbal Plants Extracts against Pheritima posthuma. Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2010; 2(3): 234-237.
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