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Analysis of Anthelmintic activity of Chlorophytum borivilianum Santapau & Fernandez against Earthworm (Eisenia fetida)

Abstract

Anthelmintic properties of saponin extract of Chlorophytum borivilianum sant. & Farnandez (Liliaceae) was studied. The present investigation was carried out to find out the effect of Root Extract of Chlorophytum borivilianum for its anthelmintic activity against the Indian adult earthworm, Eisenia foetida. Methanol, acetone, Chloroform and water were used to prepare the extract. In present study Methanolic extract (ME), Crude saponin extract (CSE) and purified saponin fractions (PSF) were taken as test solution . Piperazine citrate and 2% w/v gum acacia in distilled water were used as standard and control respectively. . Time of paralysis and time of death of the worms were considered as the parameters to assess the anthelmintic action. The result suggest that PSF found to be more active in compare to ME and CSE . The PSF confirmed paralysis as well as death of Eisenia foedita in less time as compare to piperazine citrate.

S Rehan Ahmad, Abul Kalam and Kishan Pal

 

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