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Published on:10th sep 2010
Pharmacognosy Journal, 2010; 2(15):31-34

Molluscicidal Activity of Spilanthus acemella Murr. on the Snail Lymnaea acuminate

Authors and affiliation (s):

Babeet Singh Tanwer* and Rekha Vijayvergia

Plant Pathology and Plant Biochemistry Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur-302004.


Spilanthus acemella Murr. also known as toothache plant is investigated for its preliminary phytochemical analysis and molluscicidal activity. The water extract found maximum extractive value (3.730%) than other solvents used. All the tested metabolites were qualitatively present in ethanolic extract and aqueous extract. Different concentrations of plant parts (root stem, leaf) were used for molluscicidal activity against snail Lymnaea acuminate. The maximum activity was found in stem LC50 at 364 mg/liter and ethanolic extract LC50 at 20 mg/liter.

Key words: Lymnaea acuminate, LC50, Metabolites, Phytochemical.


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