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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2015)

Evaluation of anthelmintic activity of seeds of Sesamum indicum L. and fruits of Capsicum frutescens L.

Author(s):

A.T.M. Mostafa Kamal*, Kazi Ashfak Ahmed Chowdhury, Md. Moazzam Hossen Chy, Limon Kanti Shill, Sudipta Chowdhury, Md. Ajmoul Hossen Chy, Mohammad Zia Habib

Abstract:
The present study was aimed to evaluate anthelmintic activity of methanolic extract of seeds of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) and fruits of Capsicum frutescens L. on aquarium worm Tubifex tubifex by using three concentrations viz., 2.5, 5 and 10 mg/ml of each extracts were studied which was mainly concerned with the determination of time of paralysis and time of death of the worms. The gradual increased in a dose exhibited a gradual increase in the activity. The results showed that both the alcoholic extracts exhibited significant anthelmintic activity at highest concentration of 10 mg/ml as compared with levamisole (1 mg/ml) was evaluated as standard reference and distilled water as control.

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How to cite this article:
A.T.M. Mostafa Kamal*, Kazi Ashfak Ahmed Chowdhury, Md. Moazzam Hossen Chy, Limon Kanti Shill, Sudipta Chowdhury, Md. Ajmoul Hossen Chy, Mohammad Zia Habib. Evaluation of anthelmintic activity of seeds of Sesamum indicum L. and fruits of Capsicum frutescens L.. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2015;3(6):256-259.