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In Vitro Anthelmintic Activity of Artemisia Maritima Linn.

Hayat M. M.*, Sharma S., Vashishth D. and Kaur R.

Natural Product Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College of Pharmacy, Amritsar 143 416, Punjab, India.




Ethanolic and aqueous extracts of the flower heads of Artemisia maritima Linn. were evaluated for anthelmintic activity on Indian earthworms Pheritima posthuma, using albendazole as reference standard. The extracts caused paralysis followed by death of the worms at all tested dose levels. Ethanolic extract was found to be more potent than the reference control albendazole. The result supports the traditional claims of Artimisia maritime as a powerful anthelmintic.

Year 2013 | Volume No. 50 | Issue No.8 | Page No. 39-41
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