Evalution of Anthelmintic activity of zea mays Leaves on Pheretima Posthuma
Aishwarya Deepak Sanade, Aditya Dilip Khade, Santosh Shankar Phulari, Sakshi Shankar Khude
Anthelmintic activity, Pheretima Posthuma, zea mays Leaves
Intestinal worms are a common issue in rural India, particularly in developing countries with poor personnel and environmental hygiene. Helminthiasis is a major cause of ill health, and anthelmintics are drugs used to kill infecting helminths. Synthetic drugs are available but have side effects, making them less effective but safer. Zea mays, a monoecious plant, is a natural anthelmintic that produces its leaves through seed. This study evaluated the in-vitro anthelmintic activity of methanolic extract of leaves from Zea mays, using adult earthworm (Pheretima posthuma) as a control. The extract showed better anthelmintic activity than the standard drug, indicating the plant's potential as an anthelmintic. The study highlights the potential of zea mays as a potential anthelmintic.
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Unique Paper ID: 161028

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 10, Issue 2

Page(s): 498 - 504
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