Short Communication | Volume : 2 Issue : 4, April 2012

In-Vitro Anthelmintic Activity of Croton Bonplandianum Baill

Hapse S.A. Pagar H.J. Suruse S.D. Ugale S.S.   

Open Access    DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2012.2516


The aim of present study was to evaluate anthelmintic activity of aqueous, ethanolic and petroleum ether extracts of leaves of croton bonplandianium baill using earthworms. Various concentrations i.e.20, 40,and 60mg/ml of above mentioned extracts were tested in bioassay which involves determination of time of paralysis( P) and time of death(D) worms. Albendazole of same concentration was included as standard reference of normal saline solution as control. The results of present study indicated that the ethanolic and petroleum ether extracts of Croton bonplandianum shows significantly Anthelmintic activity when compared to the reference Albendazole drug. In conclusion the traditional use of leaves of plant Croton bonplandianum as an anthelmintic have been confirmed.

Keyword:     Anthelmintic Croton 'bonplandianum baill Pheretima pothuma Albendazole.

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