In-Vivo Anthelmenthic Activity of Various Extracts of Eclipta Alba Leaves

Swetha Naram Reddy, Azmath Farhana, Teja Sri A, Aliya Anjum, Vasudha Bakshi


Different extracts of E.alba were taken for anthelmintic activity against Indian earthworm Pheretima posthuma. Two concentrations (100 and 150 mg/ml) of various extracts were tested and results were expressed in terms of time for paralysis and time for death of worms. Albendazole (20 mg/ml) was used as reference standard. Dose dependent activity was observed in the plant extracts but ethanolic extract exhibited more activity as compared to others.


Eclipta alba; ethanol; earthworms; antihelmenthic activity;

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