EVALUTION OF ANTHELMINTIC ACTIVITY OF RICINUS COMMUNIS LINN. LEAVESAbstract
Aqueous and ethanol-ethyl acetate chloroform-methanol extracts from the leaves of Ricinus communis were investigated for their anthelmintic activity against Pheretima posthuma, and three concentrations (50, 75 and 100 mg/ml) of each extract were studied for activity, in which paralysis and death time of the worm. Both the extract exhibited remarkable anthelminthic activity at all three concentrations. Albendazole suspension is used as standard reference (20 mg/ml) and distilled water as a control. Therefore the aqueous and ethanol methanol extract of leaves of Ricinus communis has been demonstrated for the first.
N. D. Mahadev * and B. P. Vitthal
Yashoda Technical Campus, Satara Faculty of Pharmacy, Satara, Maharashtra, India.
24 June 2017
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