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Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2013

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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Assessment of anthelmintic potential of Averrhoa bilimbi, Clerodendrum viscosum and Drynaria quercifolia: as an alternative source for anthelmintics



Address:   Md. Ramjan Ali1*, Marjan Hossain1, Jannatul Ferdous Runa1, Md. Hasanuzzaman1, 2
1Department of Pharmacy, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Sonapur, Noakhali- 3814, Bangladesh
2College of Medicine, INJE University, Busan, Republic of Korea.
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ABSTRACT:
Three medicinal plants were presented in this study to investigate the anthelmintic activity using earthworms (Pheretima posthuma).Various concentrations (10 mg/ml, 20 mg/ml, 30 mg/ml, 40mg/ml and 50 mg/ml) of three methanolic extracts were tested and results were expressed in terms of time of paralysis and time of death of worms. Albendazole (15 mg/ml) was taken as reference standard and water as control. Paralysis time can be determined by vigorous shaking when no movement was observed. When whitish substances were secreted from the body that one was termed as death time. Dose dependent activity was observed in all extracts but Averrhoa bilimbi showed more activity to Clerodendrum viscosum and Drynaria quercifolia. This is also observed that three plant extracts exhibited more potency than standard.
KEYWORDS:
Pheretima posthuma, Albendazole, Dose dependent activity, anthelmintic activity.
Cite:
Md. Ramjan Ali, Marjan Hossain, Jannatul Ferdous Runa, Md. Hasanuzzaman. Assessment of anthelmintic potential of Averrhoa bilimbi, Clerodendrum viscosum and Drynaria quercifolia: as an alternative source for anthelmintics. Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2013; 5(4):178-181.
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