ANTHELMINTIC ACTIVITIES OF GLYCOSMIS PENTAPHYLLA AND SPONDIAS PINNATA

B.GANGARAO, N.JAYARAJU

Abstract


Extracts from Glycosmis pentaphylla roots, and stem heart wood and bark of
Spondias pinnata when tested in vitro, showed potent Anthelmintic activity on the
earthworm, Pheretima posthuma. Methanolic extract of G. pentaphylla was more
active than its chloroform extract (p<0.001), while stem heart wood Methanolic
extract of S. pinnata was also more potent than the bark extract.


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