Phytochemical screening and anthelmintic activity of Artocarpus altilis extract
Bhattacharya Kunal13*, Bhattacharjee Atanu23, Chanu Nongmaithem Randhoni3, Dey Biplab Kumar3, Devi Chanam Melody13
1NETES Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, Mirza, Kamrup, Assam-781125.
2Royal School of Pharmacy, Royal Global University, Guwahati, Assam-781035.
3Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down Town University, Guwahati, Assam-781026.
*Corresponding Author E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online published on 30 April, 2021.
Helminthiasis, also known as worm infection is macro parasitic disease of humans and other animals in which a part of the body is infected with parasitic worms, known as Helminths. There has been an enormous interest in the development of alternative medicines against Helminthiasis, specifically screening for phytochemicals with Antihelminthic activity. The present study aims to provide Phytochemical screening and antihelminthic activity results of leaves extract of Artocarpus altilis using dichloromethane-methanol as extraction solvent. So far no work has been carried out using combinations of solvents for leaves of Artocarpus altilis for carrying out anthelmintic activity. In-vitro anthelmintic activity carried out against Indian adult earthworm Pheretima posthuma using dichloromethane: methanol leaves extract of Artocarpus altilis showed promising activity when compared to standard albendazole.
Helminthiasis, Artocarpus altilis, Pheretima posthuma, Albendazole, Anthelmintic activity.