Evaluation of Antihelminthic Activity of Bixa orellana
Keywords:Antihelminthic activity, Intestinal worm, Secondary metabolites
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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