Journal :   Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Volume No. :   7

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2014

Pages :   141-143

ISSN Print :  0974-4169

ISSN Online :  0974-4150


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In-vitro Anthelmintic Activity of Stem Bark Extracts of Saraca indica Roxb. against Pheretima posthuma



Address:   Dr. A.K. Singh1*, Amit Kumar Singh2, Madan Singh2, Vijay Kumar Yadav2 and Nidhi Singh3
1Head of Chemistry Department, Mariyahu PG College Mariyahu, Jaunpur UP
2Department of Pharmacognosy, KHBS Pharmacy College, Jaunpur UP
3JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty, Tamil Nadu
*Corresponding Author
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ABSTRACT:
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the anthelmintic activity of ethanolic and methanolic extracts of bark of Saraca indica Roxb. using Pheretima posthuma as test worms. The time of paralysis and time of death were studied and the activity was compared with piperazine citrate as reference standard. The ethanolic and methanolic extracts of bark of Saraca indica Roxb. exhibited significant anthelmintic activity as evidenced by decreased paralyzing time and death time. The results thus support the use of Saraca indica Roxb. as an anthelmintic agent. The presence of alkaloids, glycosides, saponins, flavanoids, terpenoids, tannins seems to be the responsible phytoconstituents for demonstrating anthelmintic activity.
KEYWORDS:
Anthelmintic activity, Pheretima posthuma, piperazine citrate, Saraca indica Roxb.
Cite:
A.K. Singh, Amit Kumar Singh, Madan Singh, Vijay Kumar Yadav, Nidhi Singh. In-vitro Anthelmintic Activity of Stem Bark Extracts of Saraca indica Roxb. against Pheretima posthuma. Asian J. Research Chem. 7(2): February 2014; Page 141-143.
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