Butea frondosa has been used in traditional Indian medicine known to possess anthelmintic activity. It contains active constituent palasonin which inhibits the glucose uptake and depleted the glycogen content indicating that the palasonin affects the energy generating mechanism of parasites.
Embelia ribes (Vidang) is also known as false black pepper. It is rich in concentration of polyphenolic compound known as tannins and known to inhibit energy generation in the parasites. The parasitic worms in the stomach and gut are unable to produce energy and hence get destroyed.
Picrorhiza kurroa is a well-recognized Ayurvedic herb. It is commonly called “Kutki”. The iridoid glycosides such as picrosides and other active metabolites of the plant exhibit many pharmacological activities like hepatoprotective, immunomodulator, anti-ulcerative colitis, antimicrobial activities, etc. and also is responsible for anthelmintic properties.
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