International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research


International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research


International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research
International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research
Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2019)

Anthelmintic activity of Pongamia pinnata L. leaves on Pheretima posthuma


Akash S Jain, Nishant M Patel, Darshankumar D Jain, Hitendra S Chaudhari, Dr. Ghanshyam M Chavan

The anthelmintic property of fresh aqueous+ acetone extract of Pongamia pinnata L. belonging to family Fabaceae was studied for anthelmintic activity against Pheretima Posthuma (Indian earthworm). Four concentrations (25, 50, 75 and 100 mg/ml)of leaves extract were studied in a bioassay, which involve the determination of time of paralysis and time of death of the worms. 100 mg/ml conc. of aqueous + acetone extract of leaves of Pongamia pinnata L. reveal considerable anthelmintic activity as compared to other three conc. and Albendazole (10mg/ml).Albendazole and saline water were including in the assay as standard reference drug and control respectively.
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