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 Galli, Pheretima Posthuma.