Sony, R.C., Shravani, K., Afreen, F., Ravikumar, K., Sindhu, D.M.
The present study was undertaken to evaluate and compare the anthelmintic properties of plants methanolic extracts. Helminth infestation occurs through one or more intestinal parasitic larvae like Ascaris, whipworm, hookworm, tapeworms etc. This is a serious problem encountered in most of the developing countries, predominantly seen in tropical and subtropical zones. Morbidity and mortality rates are increasing year after year. Methanolic extracts of Musa acuminata (peel, leaf) and Ricinus communis (seed, stem) were tested for anthelmintic potential. In the anthelmintic activity determination, methanol extract(10, 20, 30mg/ml) of Ricinus communis stem showed shortest time of paralysis (14±0.61, 12±0.72, 09±0.89 minutes) and death time (24±0.25, 20±0.82, 15±0.91 minutes) respectively when compared to the standard albendazole. Therefore the selected extracts have potential use in helminth infestation diseases. Ricinus communis stem has significant anthelmintic activity than other extracts.
Anthelmintic activity, Albendazole, Helminths, Musa acuminata, Ricinus communis
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Sony, R.C., Shravani, K., Afreen, F., Ravikumar, K., Sindhu, D.M. (2017). Comparative Study on Anthelmintic Activity of Musa Acuminata (Peel, Leaf) and Ricinus Communis (Stem, Seed).International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars, 6(2), 28-31