IDAAM Publications

Volume 1

January-March 2023

Anthelmintic activity of Lawsonia inermis leaf extracts against ‎Pheretima ‎posthuma and Ascardia galli ‎

Akshay R Yadav, Swapnali A Thorat

Plants play an important role on the earth, and humans depend on them for their medicinal ‎properties. Medicinal plants are commonly used in the health-care delivery system, either as a ‎single drug or in combination. Helminthes infections are among the most common infections ‎in humans, affecting a significant portion of the global population. Although the majority of ‎helminth infections are confined to tropical areas, they pose a significant health risk and lead ‎to the prevalence of malnutrition, anaemia, eosinophilia, and pneumonia. Parasitic diseases ‎cause a high incidence of morbidity in people living in endemic areas. The antihelmintic ‎activity of ethyl acetate and ethanolic extracts of Lawsonia inermis Linn leaves against ‎Pheretima posthuma and Ascardia galli is currently being investigated. In the bioassay, ‎various concentrations were used, and the worms were paralysed and died after a certain ‎period of time. Both extracts were found to have significant antihelmintic activity.‎
Keywords: Lawsonia inermis Linn, Anthelmintic Activity,  Ascardia GalliPheretima Posthuma.‎