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In-Vitro Anthelmintic Activity of the Roots and Leaves Extracts of
Neolamarckia Cadamba and Nyctanthes Arbor-Tristis Plants on Earthworm – A
Comparative Study

Author (s): Amitder Nath Chatterjee1*, Barsha Giri2

Kanak Manjari Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chhend Colony, Rourkela, Odisha, India


Natural products are valuable sources of medicines. In the present study, Neolamarckia cadamba and Nyctanthes arbor-tristis plants have been selected for testing the anthelmintic activity against the Indian adult earthworm (Pheretima posthuma). The methanolic and ethanolic extracts of roots and leaves of both of these plants have been prepared separately by using the maceration method. The anthelmintic activity of both of these alcoholic extracts were being compared with the standard drug Albendazole. It has been found that both of the alcoholic extracts of the plants showed a better anthelmintic effect than the standard drug on earthworms. Additionally in the study, a comparative analysis has also been carried out among the two alcoholic extracts of roots and leaves of both of the plants to determine which of these extracts has a better anthelmintic effect.

Keywords: Eudragit, enteric effect, modified elease, coating.

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