IN-VITRO EVALUATION OF ANTHELMINTIC ACTIVITY OF AEGLE MARMELOS LINN ROOT EXTRACT
Supriya Chavan*, Pallavi Bhokare, Harshada Gaikwad, Anand Khadke, Anuradha Khadke
Present generation is a fast moving generation and no doubt about the potency of allopathic medicine, they provide fast result, but the darkest side of this medicine is their several side effects and contraindications. On the other hand the plants are good substitution for those medicines because of their less or no side effect and their ability to cure the problem from their root. The present study is based on the pharmacological activity of Aegle marmelos, commonly known as a bael in India. This plant is having great potential to cure the disease like diabetes, cholesterol, peptic ulcer, inflammation, diarrhoea, and dysentery, anticancer, cardio protective, anti bacterial, anti fungal ,anthelmintic ,radio protective, anti pyretic, analgesic, constipation, respiratory infection ,antioxidant, hepatoprotective, wound healing and many more. In the present work, experiments were conducted to evaluate the possible anthelmintic effects of different extracts of Aegle marmelos root on Indian earthworm (Pheretima posthuma) at 25mg/ml, 50mg/ml, 100mg/ml concentration. . Results were expressed in terms of time for paralysis and time for death of worms.
Keywords: Anthelmintic, Aegle marmelos,
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