Abstract : ABSTRACT
Anthelmintic activity for the Anisomeles indica panchang was studied with the aim of drawing the pharmacological standards for this species. The study also deals with the preliminary phytochemical investigation of the panchang with various extracts such as petroleum ether to water. The anthelmintic property of the 70 % ethanolic extract of plant carried out using Pheretima posthuma as a test worm. Major observation in present bioassay was determination of time of paralysis and time of death. The preliminary phytochemical investigation results showed that the presence of carbohydrates, protein, glycosides- flavonoid, phenols, tannins, terpenoids and keto-steroids. The tannins, glycosides and terpenoids may be responsible for anthelmintic activity. The presence study includes anthelmintic activity of Anisomeles indica panchang first time.
Keywords: Anisomeles indica, panchang, terpenoids, anthelmintic.