Vol. 6, Issue 4 (2017)
Phytochemical and anthelmintic activity of Alpinia galanga Linn
Author(s): N Dora Babu, V Moulika, B Murali Krishna, S Anitha, B Mounika and T Satyanarayana
Abstract: Plants have been one of the important sources of medicines even since the damn of human civilization. Alpinia galanga L. (Family-Zingiberaceae). It is well known official drug thought the country as a holistic gift of nature for medicinal, culinary and cosmetic use. It has been found to possess various therapeutic activities, viz. anti-inflammatory, analgesic ant allergic, antifungal, ant diabetic, antibacterial, antiulcer, immunostimulating, anti-cancer, anti -oxidant, anti-amoebic, anti-dermatophytic and many more. For different concentrations (100, 60, 40, 20mg/ml) of each extract(aqueous extract) were studied in activity which involved the determination time of paralysis (vermifuge) and time death ( vermicidal) of the worms Piperazine adipate in the same concentration as the extract was included as standard reference and normal saline (0.9%NaCl) water with 1% CMC as control. The extract exhibited significant anthelmintic activity at a concentration of 100mg/ml in this case it was found that aqueous extract gives better activity compared to the standard. Results showed that Alpinia galanga rhizome extract gives better anthelmintic activity at all the tested doses.
How to cite this article:
N Dora Babu, V Moulika, B Murali Krishna, S Anitha, B Mounika and T Satyanarayana. Phytochemical and anthelmintic activity of Alpinia galanga Linn. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(4): 2049-2051.