Volume No. :   6

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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In-Vitro Anthelmintic Activity on Aqueous and Ethanol Extracts of Abies pindrow Bark

Address:   Shashi Pal Bharti, Hitesh Kumar, Bharat Parashar, Sandeep Deswal, Nitika Chahar, Manish Devgan. 1Department of Pharmacy, Manav Bharti University, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India
2Chemistry Research Lab., Faculty of Pharmacy, R.P. Educational Trust Group of Institutions, Bastara, Karnal, Haryana, India
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The anthelmintic activity of ethanol and aqueous extract of Abies pindrow was studied against earthworm Eisenia foetida (redworm). The ethanolic and aqueous extract was prepared by hot and cold respectively. Albendazole was used as the standard drug. The anthelmintic activity was carried out to study the effect of plant extract on adult earthworm Eisenia foetida (redworm), and noted down the paralysis time (Vermifuse), and death time (Vermicidal). It was found that both ethanolic and aqueous extract of bark of Abies pindrow found to have significant action against adult earthworm Eisenia foetida (redworm) at the dose of 25 mg/ml or more; which may be due to the presence of glycosides, carbohydrates, tannins and saponins in the extract. Thus it can be concluded that the bark of Abies pindrow can be used as anthelmintic agent.
Abies pindrow, Eisenia foetida and anthelmintic.
Shashi Pal Bharti1*, Hitesh Kumar1, Bharat Parashar1, Sandeep Deswal2, Nitika Chahar2 and Manish Devgan2. In-Vitro Anthelmintic Activity on Aqueous and Ethanol Extracts of Abies pindrow Bark. Res. J. Pharmacognosy & Phytochem. 2014; 6(3): 112-114.
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