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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2016)

In-vitro anthelmintic activity of Cardanthera difformis Druce whole plant methanolic extract in Indian adult earthworm

Author(s): Somnath De, Dulal Chandra Das, Tanusri Mandal
Abstract: Different extracts of C. difformis were taken for anthelmintic activity against Indian earthworm Pheretima posthuma. Two concentrations (50 and 100mg/ml) of various extracts were tested and results were expressed in terms of time for paralysis and time for death of worms. Albendazole (20 mg/ml) was used as reference standard and carboxy methyl cellulose (0.5%) as a control group. Dose dependent activity was observed in the plant extracts but methanolic extract exhibited more activity as compared to others. The anthelmintic activity of Cardanthera difformis whole plant extract has therefore been demonstrated for the first time.
Pages: 203-205  |  1056 Views  33 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Somnath De, Dulal Chandra Das, Tanusri Mandal. In-vitro anthelmintic activity of Cardanthera difformis Druce whole plant methanolic extract in Indian adult earthworm. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2016;5(1):203-205.
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