ANTHELMINTIC ACTIVITY OF VIDANGADI CHURNA
Objective: The present study was done with the aim to evaluate the anthelmintic activity of Vidangadi churna.
Method: The formulation containing traditionally used herbs viz., Embelia ribes (false black pepper fruit), Hordeum vulgare, Mallotus philippinensis, Terminalia chebula, was tested using adult earthworm Pheritima posthuma against Piperazine citrate (15 mg/ml) and albendazole (20 mg/ml) as standard references and normal saline as control. The time to achieve paralysis of the worms was determined.
Result: Vidangadi churna produced a potent anthelminthic activity against the P. posthuma when compared with reference standards (p < 0.001).
Conclusion: This study shows Vidangadi churna has paralytic effect on Indian earthworms.
Keywords: Vidangadi churna, Pheretima postuma, Piperazine citrate, Albendazole, Anthelminthic activity.
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