HEMINTHOLYTIC POTENTIAL OF CYMBOPOGON CITRATUS LEAVES EXTRACT AND ITS FORMULATION AS AN EMULSIONAbstract
The present communication deals with the laboratory studies carried out to determine the antihelmintic activity of Cymbopogon citratus leaves extracts against Pheritima posthuma. Methanolic and aqueous extracts were used as test solutions. Piperazine citrate was used as standard drug and normal saline as a control. Study involved the determination of time of paralysis as well as time of death of worms. The results revealed that methanolic extract of Cymbopogon citratus leaves have better antihelmintic activity than the aqueous extract of the same. Further studies including preparation of emulsion from the oils obtained from the leaves were also carried out.
M. S. Gore *, H. L. Tare, S. R. Deore, J. S. Bidkar and G. Y. Dama
SGMSPM’s Sharadchandra Pawar College of Pharmacy, Otur (Dumbarwadi), Pune, Maharashtra, India
29 May, 2010
23 August, 2010
29 September, 2010
01 October, 2010