Anthelmintic activity of leaves and seed extracts of abelmoschus moschatus medik

Abhishek Dwivedi., Girendra Gautam and Ameeta Argal

Abelmoschus moschatus Medik. commonly known as Musk mallow (E) and Kasturi bhendi (Hindi) is an aromatic and medicinal plant belongs to Malvaceae family. The plant has numerous medicinal values as claimed by traditional and folk lore. The present paper deals with anthelmintic activity in adult earthworm Pheritima posthuma. The PEE, CE, EE and AE leaves and seed extract of Abelmoschus moschatus Medik. was screened for anthelmintic activity and it was found that the aqueous extract showed higher activity than other aqueous extract when compared with the standard drug of albendazole.

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