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In Vitro Anthelmintic Activity of Artemisia Maritima Linn.

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


Ethanolic and aqueous extracts of the flower heads of Artemisia maritima Linn. were evaluated foranthelmintic 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 extractwas found to be more potent than the reference control albendazole. The result supports the traditionalclaims of Artimisia maritime as a powerful anthelmintic.
Year 2013 | Volume No. 50 | Issue No.8 | Page No. 39
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