Phytochemical screening and anthelmintic activity of alcoholic extract of fruits of Eleocharis dulcis
Eleocharis dulcis is the scientific name of a plant which are locally known as Chinese water chestnut or water chestnut or pani faul, belongs to family of Cyperaceae . The plant is indigenous to eastern Asia and China, Indonesia and Australia are grown. Usually, it is grownin the tropical, subtropical, and warming areas. This plant is grown in natively to eastern Asia and China, Indonesia and Australia . The eatable part of this plant is the underground corm, which is typically harvested. It was especially used for treatingjaundice, abdominal mass, conjunctival congestion, throat swelling and pain, excrescence, bloody diarrhoea, hypertension, chronic nephritis, constipation. For anthelmintic activity, methanol fruit extract of Eleocharis dulciswas investigated for their action against Paramphistomum cervi. Different doses of each extract were examined in the bioassay, which included assurance of time of paralysis and time of death of the worms. The reference standard albendazole showed paralysis time 14.6 minutes and deathtime 16.8 minutes. On the other hand, methanol extract showed at dose 150 mg/ml significant effect which has paralysis time 23.0 minutes and death time 29.8 minutes. The potential of these activities may be due to the presence of most of the phytochemicals which supports previous claims and validate its uses as an expected folk medicine.
Eleocharis dulcis, fruit extract, albendazole, anthelmintic activity
Fahadul Islam; Md. Faysal; Tasnim Aktar Trina; Md. Zamshed Alam Begh; Md. Al Amin; Md. Mamunur Rashid; Md. Mizanur Rahman