Anthelmintic Activity and Phytochemical Analysis of Chenopodium album against Haemonchus contortus
Anthelmintic activity of crude powder, aqueous, diethyl ether and methanol extracts of Chenopodim album leaves were tested at different concentrations. All extracts showed 100% percent mortality of the worms at 0.5%, 1% and 2% concentrations. Maximum corrected mortality of 100% was observed in crude powder and aqueous extract at 2% concentration. Overall crude powder and aqueous extracts showed better anthelmintic activity than diethyl ether and methanol extracts. Phytochemical analysis of aqueous extract of C. album reveals the presence of alkaloids, saponins, tannins, flavonoids, sterols resins and triterpenes. However, methanol and diethyl ether extracts were found positive for saponins, tannins and proteins only.
Kumar RR, Vatsya S, Yadav CL