Research Article | Volume : 1 Issue : 3, May 2011

Anthelmintic activity of aqueous and ethanolic extract of Trikatu Churna

N. Lakshmi Narasimha Reddy K.Yamini V.Gopal   

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The present study was done with the aim to evaluate anthelmintic activity of Trikatu churna containing traditionally user herbs viz., Piper nigrum L. (Piperaceae), Piper longum L. (Piperaceae) and rhizome of Zingiber officinale Roscoe using adult earthworm Pheritima posthuma. All these three ingredients are spicy, commonly used in our daily diet, also well known for their tremendous therapeutic potential, since from the Vedic period. The aqueous and ethanolic extract of Trikatu churna and its ingredients were also screened for preliminary phytochemical studies. Piperazine citrate was used as standard and it was found that the TCEE activity is higher than TCAE.

Keyword:     Trikatu Churna Piperazine citrate Pheritima posthuma Trikatu Churna ethanolic extract (TCEE) Trikatu Churna alcoholic extract (TCAE)

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