Anthelmintic Evaluation of Eicchornia crassipes and Tecoma stans Flower Extracts

Prasanth M. Kumar1*, Venkatesan Suba2, Rami B. Reddy3, Srinivasa P. Babu1
1Vignan Pharmacy College, Vadlamudi, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.
2Department of Pharmacology, National Institute of Siddha, Chennai, India.
3Director-Formulations, NATCO Pharma, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Recieved Date: January 09, 2018; Accepted Date: February 06, 2018; Published Date: 08 February 2018
Citation: Kumar PM, Suba V, Reddy RB, Babu SP. Anthelmintic evaluation of Eicchornia crassipes and Tecoma stans flower extracts. Trop J Nat Prod Res. 2018; 2(2):106-108.
Copyright: © 2018 Kumar et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Eicchornia crassipes and Tecoma stans are used in folklore medicine for the treatment of various ailments including helminthiasis. The anthelmintic potential of different extracts prepared from E. crassipes and T. stans were tested on adult Indian earthworm (Pheretima posthuma). Two concentrations (100 mg/mL and 200 mg/mL) of each extract were used in the experiment, which involved the determination of the time of paralysis and time of death of the worms. Albendazole (10 mg/mL) and distilled water were included in the study as standard reference drug and control, respectively. Among all the extracts tested, the ethanol extract of both plant flower extracts under investigation showed better anthelmintic activity. The results of the present investigation support the traditional use of the two plants as anthelmintic agents.

Keywords: Eicchornia crassipes, Tecoma stans, Pheretima posthuma, anthelmintic activity.
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