IN VITRO ANTHELMINTIC ACTIVITY OF IPOMEA AQUATICA

  • Srikanth I.
  • Kiran Kumar V., Department of Pharmacognosy, Vishnu Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Narsapur, Medak
  • Krishna Sai. K Department of Pharmacognosy, Vishnu Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Narsapur, Medak
  • Sunitha M. Department of Pharmacognosy, Vishnu Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Narsapur, Medak

Abstract

Objective: The present study was aimed at the evaluation of in vitro anthelmintic activity of ethanolic leaf extract of ipomeaaquatica against Indian earthworm Pheretimaposthuma.

Methods: Four concentrations (25 mg/ml, 50 mg/ml, 75 mg/ml, 100 mg/ml) were tested and results were expressed in terms of time for paralysis and time of the death of worms. In this study, Albendazole was used as a standard drug.

Results: Ethanolic leaf extract of ipomea aquatic showed significant activity at higher concentrations when compared to standard group (Albendazole).

Conclusion: It can be concluded that the ethanolic leaf extract of Ipomeaaquaticahas shown more significant anthelmintic activity when compared to Albendazole against Indian earthworm Pheretimaposthuma.

Keywords: Anthelmintic activity, ipomeaaquatica, Albendazole, Ethanolic extract, Pheretimaposthuma

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I., S., K. K. V., K. S. K, and S. M. “IN VITRO ANTHELMINTIC ACTIVITY OF IPOMEA AQUATICA”. International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 10, no. 3, May 2018, pp. 52-54, doi:10.22159/ijcpr.2018v10i3.27338.
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