Antihelmintic Effect of Embelia Tsjeriam-Cottam


Manjusha Suresh Nikam, Md. Rageeb Md. Usman, Gautam P. Vadnere
Department of Pharmacognosy, Smt. Sharadchandrika Suresh Patil College of Pharmacy, Chopda, Maharashtra, India.


The present study was undertaken to investigate the anthelmintic activity of extract of Embelia tsjeriam-Cottam using earthworm. Different concentrations of standard drug (Albendazole) and extract of Embeliatsjeriam-Cottam fruits were employed and the average time required for paralysis and death was noted. It was found that the Paralysis time & Death time was the lowest for 5% concentration of Ethanolic extract and Death time was slightly better than the Albendazole Standard solution. Though Ethanolic Extract can be compared to the Standard hence establishing the pharmacological antihelminthic activity of Embelia tsjeriam-Cottam.