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The aim of the present study was to evaluate the anthelmintic potential of ethanolic and aqueous extract of bark of Holoptelea integrifolia using Eisenia foetida. Various concentrations (10, 25, 50 and 100 mg/ml) of ethanolic and aqueous extract were tested in the bioassay, which involved determination of time of paralysis (P) and time of death (D) of the worms. Piperazine Citrate (10 mg/ml) was included as standard. The results indicated that the ethanolic and aqueous extract significantly demonstrated paralysis and also caused death of worms especially at higher concentration as compared to standard references. In conclusion, the use of bark of Holoptelea integrifolia as an anthelmintic have been confirmed and further studies are suggested to isolate the active principles responsible for the activity.
Holoptelea integrifolia, Anthelmintic, Eisenia foetida, Piperazine citrate.