Hygeia journal for drugs and medicines


Anthelmintic Activity of Seeds of Macrotyloma uniflorum
Hygeia J. D. Med. Vol.1 (1) 2009, 26-27
(ISSN 0975 6221)

Type of Article 
Short Communication

Ansa Philip*, Athul PV, Ajmal Charan, Afeefa TP

 Crescent College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Madayipara, Payangadi, Kannur, Kerala


Many traditional plants and herbs are reported to have anthelmintic activity. Macrotyloma uniflorum is a legume plant which is used as food in India. It is found to have many traditional values such as anthelmintic, diuretic, expectorant, ophthalmic and tonic. The seeds are also useful for haemorroids, tumors, bronchitis, and splenomegaly and in asthma. The anthelmintic activity of the seeds of Macrotyloma uniflorum has been investigated using the ethanolic extract and it was found to have profound activity.

Keywords: Macrotyloma uniflorum, Anthelmintic activity, Ethanolic extract.

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