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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 3, No. 2, 2006, pp. 94-103
Bioline Code: tc06019
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2006, pp. 94-103

 en THE IN-VITRO ASCARICIDAL ACTIVITY OF SELECTED INDIGENOUS MEDICINAL PLANTS USED IN ETHNO VETERINARY PRACTICES IN UGANDA
Wasswa Peter and Olila Deogracious

Abstract

Twenty-one plants were identified through preliminary field surveys and seven were selected for in vitro anti-helminthic activity against Ascaris suum check for this species in other resources . Of the seven plants that were initially screened, five gave appreciable positive results while two did not. The ED50s obtained were: 1.62mg/ml ( Tetradenia riparia check for this species in other resources ), 4.13mg/ml ( Cassia occidentalis check for this species in other resources ), 12.50 mg/ml ( Carica papaya check for this species in other resources ) and 16.75mg/ml (Momordica foetida). The research findings showed that Tetradenia riparia check for this species in other resources , Cassia occidentalis check for this species in other resources , Carica papaya check for this species in other resources , Momordica foetida check for this species in other resources and Erythrina abysinnica check for this species in other resources may be of value in the treatment of helminthiasis; whereas Moringa oleifera check for this species in other resources and Cannabis sativa check for this species in other resources are probably ineffective or of limited value for the same purpose.

Keywords
Ascaricidal, Uganda, Medicinal Plants

 
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