Evaluation of anthelmintic activity of leaves of Callistemon citrinus curtis

Academic Article


  • The anthelmintic activities of different extracts of leaves of C. citrinus curtis were evaluated separately on adult Indian earthworm (Pheretima posthuma) and the activities were compared with standard drug piperazine citrate and albendazole. It was found that petroleum ether, ethyl acetate and ethanol extract of C. citrinus (PECC, EACC, ECC, respectively) exhibited, respectively dose dependent action and inhibition of spontaneous motility (paralysis) and death of earthworms. The results indicated that the PECC was more potent than EACC and ECC.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 12099983
  • Author List

  • Pal D; Pathak AK
  • Start Page

  • 2839
  • End Page

  • 2842
  • Volume

  • 19
  • Issue

  • 4