Evaluation of Antihelminthic Activity of Bixa orellana

Authors

  • Swastiprava Das Biodiversity and Conservation Lab., Ambika Prasad Research Foundation, Odisha, India
  • Sugimani Marndi Biodiversity and Conservation Lab., Ambika Prasad Research Foundation, Odisha, India
  • Susanta Kumar Biswal Department of Botany, School of Applied Sciences, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha, India
  • Tikendrajit Baro Department of Biotechnology, Bodoland University, Assam, India
  • Ramesh Singh Department of Botany, Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Uttarakhand, India
  • Rajkumari Supriya Devi Department of Botany, School of Applied Sciences, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha, India
  • Rikina Choudhury Biodiversity and Conservation Lab., Ambika Prasad Research Foundation, Odisha, India
  • Sanjeet Kumar Biodiversity and Conservation Lab., Ambika Prasad Research Foundation, Odisha, India

Keywords:

Antihelminthic activity, Intestinal worm, Secondary metabolites

Abstract

Intestinal worms are common problems in remote and rural areas of India. The communities of remote areas use some wild plants to treat intestinal worms. Among them, Bixa orellana is a monogenic plant of family Bixaceae, popularly known as lipstick tree or Annatto and locally called as Sinduri. It is traditionally used to kill the intestinal worms, results revealed that seeds of B. orellana possess diverse secondary metabolites such as tannin and phenolic compounds which might be responsible to kill the worms. Antihelminthic activity showed that seed extracts (aqueous, acetone, methanol, and ethanol) were effective against Eisenia fetida. Keeping the traditional uses of Sinduri against stomach worm and to reduce the side effects of synthetic drugs, the present experiment has been designed.

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Published

2021-11-07

How to Cite

Swastiprava Das, Sugimani Marndi, Susanta Kumar Biswal, Tikendrajit Baro, Ramesh Singh, Rajkumari Supriya Devi, Rikina Choudhury, & Sanjeet Kumar. (2021). Evaluation of Antihelminthic Activity of Bixa orellana. Asian Pacific Journal of Health Sciences, 8(4), 228–233. Retrieved from https://apjhs.com/index.php/apjhs/article/view/1723