Evaluation of anthelmintic activity of aqueous leaf extract of Delonix regia
Md. Asif Mahmud Shaikat, Most. Nazma Parvin and Pritesh Ranjan Dash
Delonix regia is a flowering plant (Family: Fabaceae) and occurs locally in Madagascar. Anthelmintics rely on various herbal plant as an alternative as they have good disease preventive property and high drug value. The present study was aimed to evaluate the potential anthelminthic effect of crude fresh juice leaves of Delonix regia by using adult earthworms (Pheretima posthuma).Three concentrations (25, 50, 100 mg/ml) of Delonix regia leaf juice were studied. The examination was conducted to see the paralysis and death of earthworms. Alben Ds tablet Standard reference and normal saline were considered as control. Research results reveal Delonix regia leaves fresh juice showed significant paralysis and death of worms especially at high concentration 100mg/ml, (73±10 paralyist and 120±13 death) compared to the control.