Anthelmintic Evaluation of Eicchornia crassipes and Tecoma stans Flower Extracts

Prasanth Kumar, Srinivasa Babu, Venkatesan Suba, Rami Reddy
2018 Tropical Journal of Natural Product Research  
Eicchornia crassipes and Tecoma stans are used in folklore medicine for the treatment of various ailments including helminthiasis. The anthelmintic potential of different extracts prepared from E. crassipes and T. stans were tested on adult Indian earthworm (Pheretima posthuma). Two concentrations (100 mg/mL and 200 mg/mL) of each extract were used in the experiment, which involved the determination of the time of paralysis and time of death of the worms. Albendazole (10 mg/mL) and distilled
more » ... er were included in the study as standard reference drug and control, respectively. Among all the extracts tested, the ethanol extract of both plant flower extracts under investigation showed better anthelmintic activity. The results of the present investigation support the traditional use of the two plants as anthelmintic agents.
doi:10.26538/tjnpr/v2i2.10 fatcat:2icukwkj7vh75bpmljrtz4qofa