Anthelminthic analysis of two important species of family Sterculiaceae viz. Firmiana simplex (L.) W.Wight and Dombeya burgessiae Gerrard ex Harv

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Anthelminthic analysis of two important species of family Sterculiaceae viz. Firmiana simplex (L.) W.Wight and Dombeya burgessiae Gerrard ex Harv

Muhammad Waheed, Zaheer-ud-din Khan, Annam Zikrea
Int. J. Biosci.11( 5), 77-85, November 2017.
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The infections afflicted by helminthes are considered to be pervasive and detrimental, thereby distressing a major portion of the world’s population. The macerates of two plants from family Sterculiaceae namely Firmiana simplex (L.) W.Wight and Dombeya burgessiae Gerrard ex Harv. prepared via steady-state maceration  were compared from anthelmintic perspective at four concentrations (10, 20, 50 and 100mg/mL) employing Haemonchus contortus as test organism and Piperazine citrate as reference. The aqueous bark extract of D. burgessiae Gerrard ex Harv. extracted more phytochemical contents. The dose-dependent anthelmintic appraisal render the stem macerates of F. simplex (L.) W.Wight and the bark extracts of D. burgessiae Gerrard ex Harv. most effective. 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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