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Published on:2nd June 2010
Pharmacognosy Journal, 2010; 2(10):317–323
Original Article | doi:Nill

Pharmacognostical, Phytochemical and Anthelmintic Evaluation of Leucas indica (L)

Authors and affiliation (s):

Ramani Ramalingam1*, Karra Hima Bindu2, Boddupalli Bindu Madhavi1, Anisetti Ravinder Nath1, and Banji David2

1Faculty of Technology, Osmania University, Hyderabad. 500017, India.

2Nalanda College of pharmacy, Cherlapally Nalgonda. 508001, India.


The present study deals with pharmacognostical, phytochemical and anthelmintic evaluation of entire plant of Leucas indica. This evaluation reveals the presence of many phytochemical constituents. Entire plant was extracted with petroleum ether, chloroform and methanol. Crude tannins were isolated from methanol extract and evaluated for anthelmintic activity. Chloroform methanol and crude tannin extracts showed very good activity. Paralysis and death time of crude tannins were very close to standard drug Albendazole.

Key words: Leucas indica, crude tannins and anthelmintic activity.


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