EVALUATION OF ANTI HELMINTHIC ACTIVITY OF SEED EXTRACTS OF SALVIA HISPANICA L.
Author(s):
Kondumahanti V N Lakshmi, AMAN MANDAL, Challa Praveen, S. Surya Kiran
Keywords:
Salvia hispanica, Pheritima Postuma, Albendazole, Pharmaceutical aid, Anti oxidant .
Abstract
Salvia hispanica L also called as chia, is an herbaceous plant belongs to the family of Lamiaceae. It is native to Mexico and Guatemala. The edible part in the Salvia hispanicais seeds. It is the ware house containing contents of Macro nutrients, Micro nutrients and Anti oxidants. Salvia hispanica has proven for control of diabetes, dyslipidaemia, hypertension, antioxidant, anti inflammatory, anti blood clotting, anti depressant, laxative, anti anxiety, vision and immune improver. The mucilage of the Salvia hispanica is also used as a Pharmaceutical aid. Chia is also been used for culinary purposes, in the preparation of traditional foods and thirst quenching bevarages. The seeds of Salvia hispanica are a store house of fats, dietary fibers, protein, vitamins and carbohydrates. Besides this, Salvia hispanica also contain tannins and phenolic contents like caffeic acid, quercetin, kaempferol, diadzin, Glycitin and genistin. As tannins, alkaloids, phenolic compounds were proven for anti helminthic activity and there was no previous study of salvia hispanica on anti helminthic activity.As the modern medicines are associated with more side effects. The natural remedy can be a best alternative way. The present study is planned to explore the anti helminthic activity of aqueous, ethanolic and methanolic extract of Salvia hispanica seeds.The various concentrations of different extracts of Salvia hispanica seeds was evaluated for anti helminthic activity on Indian earthworms Pheretima postuma as they are anatomically and physiologically similar to the roundworms in human beings.The results of different extracts of Salvia hispanica seeds were compared with standard drug Albendazole.
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Unique Paper ID: 160569

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1

Page(s): 887 - 890
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