ISSN

0974-4150 (Online)
0974-4169 (Print)


Author(s): O. Umamaheswar Rao, M. Chinna Eswaraiah, M. C. Prabhakar

Email(s): umamaheswarrao.226@gmail.com

DOI: 10.5958/0974-4150.2018.00054.8   

Address: O. Umamaheswar Rao1*, M. Chinna Eswaraiah2, M. C. Prabhakar3
1Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kukatpally, Hyderabad - 500085, Telangana, India.
2Anurag Pharmacy College, Ananthagiri, Kodad, Nalgonda District - 508206, Telangana, India.
3Shri Vishnu College of Pharmacy, Bhimavaram - 534202, Andhra Pradesh, India.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 11,      Issue - 2,     Year - 2018


ABSTRACT:
Among the most common infections of thedigestive system in human beings are helminth infections. In the developing countries, they pose a large threat to the society. Such parasitic diseases cause severe morbidity, including lymphatic filariasis, onchoserciasis and schistosomiasis. Many traditional plants and herbs are reported to have anthelmintic activity. Casuarina equisetifolia belongs to the family of Casuarinaceae has a long history of traditional use as an anthelmintic. All parts of the plant are a rich source of medicinally useful components eg: coughs, nervous disorders, anticancer, hypoglycemic, antispasmodic, ulcers, diarrhea, gonorrhea, constipation, antibacterial activity, antifungal, etc. The Present study is an attempt to evaluate anthelmintic activity of aqueous extract of Inflorescence (IA) and Pollen grains (Seeds: SA) of Casuarina equisetifolia were investigated on adult Indian earthworms Pheretima posthuma (Pheritimidae) as test worms. The plant extracts at various concentrations i.e. 25mg/mL, 50mg/mLand 100mg/mL were tested in the bioassay. Piperazine citrate (10 mg/mL) was used as a reference standard drug whereas distilled water was used as a control. The bioassay involved the determination of the time of paralysis and time of death control of the worms. The results obtained from this study strongly support the traditional anthelmintic use of Casuarina equisetifolia of aqueous extract of Inflorescence (IA) and Pollen grains (Seeds: SA).


Cite this article:
O. Umamaheswar Rao, M. Chinna Eswaraiah, M. C. Prabhakar. Evaluation of Anthelmintic Activity of Aqueous Extract of Casuarina equisetifolia Inflorescence (IA) and Pollen Grains (Seeds: SA) in Indian Adult Earthworm. Asian J. Research Chem. 2018; 11(2):287-292. doi: 10.5958/0974-4150.2018.00054.8


Recomonded Articles:

Author(s): Arun Kumar, Vinita Gupta, Sanchita Singh, Y.K. Gupta

DOI: 10.5958/0974-4150.2017.00038.4         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Vatchavai Bhaskara Raju, Bonthu Mohan Gandhi, Kamatham Srinivas Sumanth, Kolli Srinivas, Tupakula N Venkata Lakshmi Neeraja

DOI: 10.5958/0974-4150.2017.00030.X         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Trapti Rastogi, Vijay Bhutda, Komal Moon, PB Aswar, SS Khadabadi

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): B. A. Mukhitdinova, E. E. Ergozhin, A. I. Nikitina, K. Kh. Khakimbolatova

DOI: 10.5958/0974-4150.2017.00008.6         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): J Vanitha, A Saravana Kumar, M Ganesh, VS Saravanan

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Shlini P., Siddalinga Murthy K.R.

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Bhusari KP, Chaple DR

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): MA Ahmed, AM Rhgigh, F Shakeel

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Merlin NJ, Parthasarathy V, Manavalan R, Devi P, Meera R

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Saravana Kumar R., Sarala Thambavani D.

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Reena Bhadani, S. K. Sen Gupta, U. K. Mitra

DOI: 10.5958/0974-4150.2018.00021.4         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): S.A. Gangawane, S.D. Kamat, V.P. Malekar, V.J. Fulari

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry (AJRC) is an international, peer-reviewed journal devoted to pure and applied chemistry..... Read more >>>

RNI: Not Available                     
DOI: 10.5958/0974-4150 

Popular Articles


Recent Articles




Tags