Evalution of Anthelmintic activity of zea mays Leaves on Pheretima Posthuma
Author(s):
Aishwarya Deepak Sanade, Aditya Dilip Khade, Santosh Shankar Phulari, Sakshi Shankar Khude
Keywords:
Anthelmintic activity, Pheretima Posthuma, zea mays Leaves
Abstract
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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