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ANTHELMINTIC ACTIVITY OF METHANOLIC EXTRACT OF RHIZOMES OF PICRORRHIZA KURROA ROYAL EX. BENTH

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Author(s): A.Rajani | K.Hemamalini | D.Satyavati | S.K.Arifa Begum | NDVR.Saradhi

Journal: International Research Journal of Pharmacy
ISSN 2230-8407

Volume: 4;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 143;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Pheretima posthuma | Piperazine citrate | Picrorrihza kurroa | Anthelmintic activity.

ABSTRACT
The objective of this study is to evaluate and compare the Anthelmintic activity of methanolic extract of Picrorrhiza kurroa Royle ex. Benth (Scrophhulariaceae). Picrorrhiza kurroa is a small perennial herb growing in the hilly parts of the North-western Himalayan region in India and Nepal. Earth worms were used for Anthelmintic activity. Piperazine citrate was used as standard drug. Time required for paralysis and death of the earth worms were noted for each sample.
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