IN VITRO ANTHELMINTIC ACTIVITY OF ABELMOSCHUS ESCULENTUS

Title: IN VITRO ANTHELMINTIC ACTIVITY OF ABELMOSCHUS ESCULENTUS 

Author(s): Pallavi Chopra*, Kemin, Reetu Kumar and Himanshu

ABSTRACT

Aqueous and Ethanolic extracts of Abelmoschus esculentus were studied for their anthelmintic activity against helminths parasite i.e. Pheretima posthuma. Piperazine citrate is used as standard drugs and normal saline water as control. The various concentrations range 25, 50 and 100 mg/ml of each extracts and standard were studied for activity, by examination of time of paralysis and time of death of the worm. Both the extracts exhibited significant anthelmintic activity at highest concentration of 100 mg/ml. The anthelmintic activity of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of Abelmoschus esculentus has therefore it been confirmed for the first time and also both extract was showing the presence of flavonoid.

Keywords: Abelmoschus esculentus, Piperazine citrate, Pheretima posthuma

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