Phytochemical and Anthelmintic Investigation of Leaves of Glochidion ellipticum Linn

Worm infections remain a major constraint to livestock productivity across all agro-ecological Zones. Now, the main mode for control of gastrointestinal parasites is based on the synthetic anthelmintic. However, wide spread increase of anthelmintic resistance, scarcity and high cost especially to farmers of low income in developing countries led to the need of other alternative helminth control methods. Among other alternative methods, there is considerable and expanding interest in traditional herbal de wormers. In present communication methanolic and aqueous extracts of leaves of Glochidion ellipticum Linn. Flem were investigated for their anthelmintic activity against Pheretima posthuma and Ascardia galli. Different concentrations were used in the assay, which involved paralysis and death time of the worms. Both the extracts showed significant anthelmintic activity.

Author(s): Jawarkar SV and Kane SR

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