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Anthelminthic analysis of two local weeds of Punjab viz. Trianthema portulacastrum L. and Zaleya pentandra (L.) C. Jeffrey

By: Annam Zikrea, Zaheer-Ud-Din Khan

Key Words: Anthelmintic, Haemonchus contortus, Piperazine citrate, Aizoaceae

Int. J. Biosci. 9(4), 81-91, October 2016.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/9.4.81-91

Abstract

The two plants of family Aizoaceae, Trianthema portulacastrum L. and Zaleya pentandra (L.) C. Jeffrey were compared from anthelmintic perspective. The process of steady-state maceration was used for the extract preparation and established that more phytochemical contents were macerated in fruit extract of T. portulacastrum L. andZ. pentandra (L.) C. Jeffrey. The dose-dependent anthelmintic appraisal carried out employing Haemonchus contortusat four concentrations (10, 20, 50 and 100mg/mL) render the stem macerates of T. portulacastrum L. and the fruit extracts of Z. pentandra (L.) C. Jeffrey most effective. Piperazine was used as a reference standard at a concentration of 10 mg/mL. Conclusively, the results of both plants under inquisition were relatable in some aspects but none of the test specimen outperformed other.

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