Screening of indigenous plants for anthelmintic action against human Ascaris lumbricoides: Part--II

Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. Jan-Mar 1975;19(1).

Abstract

Alcoholic extracts of the rhizomes of Alpinia galanga, Andrographis paniculata, bark of Cinnamomum zeylanicum, rind of Citrus decumana, Desmodium triflorum, seeds of Hydnocarpus wightiana, rhizomes of Kaempfaria galanga, Lippia nodiflora, tender leaves of Morinda citrifolia, rhizomes of Pollia serzogonian, Tephrosia purpuria and rhizomes of Zingiber zerumbeth showed good in vitro anthelmintic activity against human Ascaris lumbricoides. While, the alcoholic extracts of the bark of Alibzzia lebbek, the bulb of Allium sativum, rhizomes of Alpinia calcaratta, rind of Citrus acida, rind of Citrus aromatium, rind of Citrus medica, rhizomes of Curcuma aromatica and rind of Punica granatum showed moderate invitro activity.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anthelmintics*
  • Ascaris / drug effects*
  • Drug Evaluation, Preclinical
  • Ethanol
  • India
  • Plant Extracts / pharmacology*
  • Plants, Medicinal*

Substances

  • Anthelmintics
  • Plant Extracts
  • Ethanol