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Crude extracts of Trigonella foenum-graecum (Leguminoceae) were evaluated for in-vitro anthelmintic activity on the Indian adult earthworms Pheritima posthuma. The seed extracts of Trigonella foenum-graecum had shown a dose dependant inhibition of spontaneous motility (Paralysis) of earthworms. It has been observed that alcoholic extract (60mg/ml) has shown anthelmintic activity, which was compared with albendazole as reference drug. Therefore the seeds could be categorized under anthelmintic herbal drugs and could become a potent key ingredient of such herbal formulation


Anthelmintic activity Trigonella foenum-graecum Pheritima posthuma Fenugreek

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Chandrashekhar D. Khadse, & Rajendra B. Kakde. (2010). In vitro anthelmintic activity of Fenugreek seeds extract against Pheritima posthuma. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1(3), 267-269. Retrieved from