Author(s): Pawan Sharma, Rohit Saraswat, Maneesh Krashna
The present paper deals with anthelmintic activity of different extracts of leaves of Polypodium decumanum, a potential medicinal plant. The aim of this research was to characterize the anthelmintic activity of extracts of ethyl acetate, ethanol and aqueous extracts against Indian earth worms. Two concentrations (30mg/ml and 40mg/ml) of each extract were studied, which involved for the determination of time of paralysis and time of death of the test worms. It was found that ethyl acetate extracts exhibited significant anthelmintic activity followed by ethanolic extract and aqueous extract in causing paralysis and death of earth worms. Piperazine citrate 10mg/ml was used as standard reference and saline water as control.