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Evaluation of aqueous extract of Rotula aquatica Lour for In vitro Anthelmintic Activity

Sunder Singh, Rai A K, Praveen Sharma, Yogesh Barshiliya


The root of Rotula aquatic Lour belongs to the family Boragenaceae is widely distributed in India from kumaun to Assam and western to southern India. Rotula aquatica is used as remedies for many ailments such as in the treatment of diabetes, urinary disorder and for anti- oxidant activity. This study was undertaken to evaluate the anthelmintic effect of aqueous extract of Rotula aquatica on adult earthworms’ pheritma posthuma, using piperazine citrate 15 mg/ml as standard drug. Dose dependent activity was observed in different concentration of aqueous extract of Rotula aquatica. The result shows that the aqueous extract has shown anthelmintic activity compared to standard drug piperazine citrate.

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