EVALUATION OF ANTHELMINTIC ACTIVITY OF LEAF EXTRACTS OF BUTEA MONOSPERMAAbstract
Butea monosperma (Fabaceae) is distributed all over India and has been used by triable as well a local people widely. Locally it is known as “Markundi” and a cool infusion of the flowers is taken in the treatment of diabetes among the Sahariya of Northwest M.P. Butea monosperma is used in the treatment of leprosy, gout, diarrhea, anti-inflammatory, diuretic and leucorrhoea. In the present work the alcoholic and aqueous extracts of leaves of Butea monosperma were evaluated for its anthelmintic activity against adult earthworms (Phertima prosthuma). The activities of the extracts were compared with standard Albendazole. Both the extracts and standard were prepared in saline water. The alcoholic and aqueous extract of the leaves showed significant anthelmintic activity and it was found that the aqueous extract activity is higher than alcoholic extract.
Bibhilesh B. Mendhe*, Umesh Nema, Piyush Gupta and Bhushan R. Gandhare
Shri Ravishankar College of Pharmacy*, Bhopal (M.P.), India
09 January, 2010
24 February, 2010
27 February, 2010
01 March, 2010