Pharmacognostical, phytochemical and anthelmintic activity of Polygonum muricatum

Authors

  • Priyanka Goswami Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Assam Down Town University Panikhaiti, Guwahati, Assam, India, Pin- 781026
  • Rajibul Islam Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Assam Down Town University Panikhaiti, Guwahati, Assam, India, Pin- 781026
  • Everlasting Khongmalai Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University, Panikhaiti, Guwahati-26, Assam
  • Bapi Ray Sarkar Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University, Panikhaiti, Guwahati-26, Assam
  • Saikat Sen Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University, Panikhaiti, Guwahati-26, Assam
  • Ananta Choudhury Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University, Panikhaiti, Guwahati-26, Assam
  • Biplab Kumar Dey Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University, Panikhaiti, Guwahati-26, Assam

Keywords:

Pharmacognostical, phytochemical, extractive value, moisture content, anthelmintic activity, Polygonum muricatum

Abstract

Polygonum muricatum is widely used by the local people of Meghalaya for anthelmintics. An attempt has been made to evaluate the pharmacognostical, preliminary phytochemical and pharmacological parameters of leaves of Polygonum muricatum. The physicochemical constants like moisture content, ash values such as total ash, acid insoluble ash and water soluble ash, extractive values such as water soluble extractive value and alcohol soluble extractive value were determined. The extract obtained by successive solvent extraction was subjected to preliminary phytochemical analysis to find out the presence of compounds. The plant Polygonum muricatum leaves were extracted with the solvent benzene, acetone, ethanol and water by soxhlet apparatus method. The extract was evaluated for anthelmintic activity with Indian earthworm. Ethanol extract of the plant Polygonum muricatum has shown the significant activity.

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Published

2018-09-29

How to Cite

Goswami, P., Islam, R. ., Khongmalai, E., Sarkar, B. R., Sen, S., Choudhury, A., & Dey, B. K. (2018). Pharmacognostical, phytochemical and anthelmintic activity of Polygonum muricatum. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Research, 6(3), 07-12. Retrieved from https://japtronline.com/index.php/joapr/article/view/100

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