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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 2, No. 2, 2005, pp. 129-133
Bioline Code: tc05015
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2005, pp. 129-133

 en Research Paper - ANTICESTODAL EFFICACY OF FOLKLORE MEDICINAL PLANTS OF NAGA TRIBES IN NORTH-EAST INDIA
Temjenmongla and Arun Kumar Yadav

Abstract

The anticestodal efficacy of nine plants that are used in the indigenous system of medicine by Naga tribes in north-east India to cure intestinal-helminth parasitic infections was tested employing Raillietina echinobothrida check for this species in other resources , a tapeworm of poultry, as a model test parasite. The study revealed that the leaves of Psidium guajava check for this species in other resources , Houttuynia cordata check for this species in other resources and stalk of Lasia spinosa check for this species in other resources possess a profound anticestodal efficacy as evident by the mean mortality time of R. echinobothrida which ranged from 1 to 3.66 hrs, following exposure to 5 - 40 mg/ml concentration of these plant extracts. Moderate activity was recorded for the leaves of Clerodendrum colebrookianum check for this species in other resources , Lasia spinosa and Centella asiatica check for this species in other resources , while Curcuma longa check for this species in other resources , Cinnamomum cassia check for this species in other resources , Gynura angulosa check for this species in other resources , Lasia spinosa (stem) and Aloe vera check for this species in other resources revealed a negligible degree of anticestodal activity.

Keywords
Anticestodal Efficacy, Naga Tribes, India, Raillietina echinobothrida.

 
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