Evaluation of Antihelmintic Activity of Root of Butea Monosperma

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PharmaTutor (June- 2014)
ISSN: 2347 - 7881


Received On: 02/04/2014; Accepted On: 07/04/2014; Published On: 01/06/2014


AUTHORS: Pankaj Kushwah1*, Kayande N.2
Department of Pharmacognosy,
Nimar Institute of Pharmacy, Dhar, MP


The aim of present study was to evaluate antihelmintic potential of crude extract of root of Butea monospermous using Pheretima posthuma as test worm. Butea monosperma is distributed all over India and has been used by triable as well a local people widely. Popularly known as 'dhak' or 'palas', commonly known as ‘Flame of forest’. It has been found to have antimicrobial, wound healing, antifungal, antidiarrhoeal, hypoglycemic, hepatoprotective, antioxidant, anti-convulsive, antistress, anti diabetic, anti-inflammatory activity. It also used in treatment of goiter, spermatorrhoea and antidote for snake bite. In the present work the aqueous and alcoholic extracts of flowers of Butea monosperma were evaluated for its antihelmintic activity against adult earthworms (Pheretima posthuma).

How to cite this article: P Kushwah, N Kayande; Evaluation of Antihelmintic Activity of Root of Butea Monosperma; PharmaTutor; 2014; 2(6); 171-173