Article : Anthelmintic Activity Of The Alcoholic Extract Of Micropropagated Aquatic Plant, Nymphoides Macrosperma Vasudevan

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Anthelmintic Activity Of The Alcoholic Extract Of Micropropagated Aquatic Plant, Nymphoides Macrosperma Vasudevan

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Sheeja George E., Susanna Maria, Aney Kutty Joseph

:The roots and rhizomes of Nymphoides macrosperma vasudevan (granthika tagara) replaces the well-known Ayurvedic drug ‘Tagara’ obtained from Valeriana jatamansi Jones in the treatment of diseases like Tuberculosis, jaundice, mental disorders etc. The objective of this work was to evaluate the anthelmintic property possessed by the in vitro propagated plantlets of N. macrosperma Vasudevan against Indian earth worm Pheritima postuma. The extraction process was carried out using alcohol as solvent with soxhlet apparatus and the alcohol was evaporated. Various concentrations of dried extract such as (0.25, 0.50 and 1.0 mg/ml of water) was tested and results were expressed in terms of time for paralysis (1-4 minutes) and time for death of worms (2-5 minutes), taking albendazole (10 mg/ml) as reference standard and distilled water as control group. From the results of this study, it was found that roots and rhizomes of in vitro developed plants of N. macrosperma Vasudevan (alcoholic extracts) possess very good anthelmentic activity.   Keywords: Anthelmintic activity, Nymphoids macrosperma, albendazole, Soxhlet apparatus

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