Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2014)
Evaluation of anthelmintic activity of flower extract of Butea monosperma var. lutea
Author(s): Amita Sant, Ashwini Ingole, Disha Dhabarde, Manish Kamble
Abstract: The study aims to evaluate the anthelmintic potential of water extract of flower of Butea monosperma Var. Lutea belongs to the family Fabaceae. Butea monosperma is distributed all over India and has been used by triable as well a local people widely. popularly known as 'dhak' or 'palas', commonly known as ‘Flame of forest’ and a cool infusion of the flowers is taken in the treatment of diabetes. It has been found to have antimicrobial, wound healing, antifungal, antidiarrhoeal, hypoglycemic, hepatoprotective, antioxidant, anti-convulsive, antistress, anti diabetic, anti-inflammatory activity. It also used in treatment of goiter, spermatorrhoea and antidote for snake bite. In the present work the aqueous and alcoholic extracts of flowers of Butea monosperma were evaluated for its anthelmintic activity against adult earthworms (Pheretima posthuma). The activities of the extracts were compared with standard Piperazine citrate. Both the extracts and standard were prepared in saline water. The alcoholic and aqueous extract of the leaves showed significant anthelmintic activity.
How to cite this article:
Amita Sant, Ashwini Ingole, Disha Dhabarde, Manish Kamble. Evaluation of anthelmintic activity of flower extract of Butea monosperma var. lutea. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2014; 2(6): 152-153.