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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2008, Volume : 1, Issue : 4
First page : ( 531) Last page : ( 532)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.

Anthelmintic and Antibacterial Activities of Hygrophila spinosa T. Anders

Patra Arjun1,*, Jha Shivesh2, Murthy P Narasimha3, Vaibhav D Aher1

1College of Pharmacy, IFTM, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

2Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

3Royal College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Berhampur, Orissa, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: arjun.patra@rediffmail.com


Petroleum Ether, chloroform, alcoholic and aqueous extracts of leaves of Hygrophila spinosa were evaluated for anthelmintic and antibacterial activities. The results revealed that the alcoholic extract produced significant anthelmintic activity, both alcoholic and chloroform extracts showed significant antibacterial activity as compared to other extracts. Piperazine citrate and ofloxacin were used as standard drug for anthelmintic and antibacterial activities respectively.



Hygrophila spinosa T. Anders, anthelmintic activity, antibacterial activity.


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