Water and methanol extracts of 84 traditional medicines collected in Turkey were tested for their nematocidal activity on the second-stage larva of Toxocara canis. A significant nematocidal activity (RM < 30) was found in 22 water extracts at a concentration of 10 mg/ml and in 25 methanol extracts at 1 mg/ml. The methanol extracts of havlican kok (Alpinia officinarum HANCE), casir koku (Ferula meifolia BOISS.), darifulful (Piper longum L.), and tarcin (Cinnamomum verum J.S. PRESL.) were active even at a concentration as low as 0.1-0.2 mg/ml. Active principles in some of the above medicines were further investigated.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Pharmacognosy|
|Publication status||Published - 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Medicine