Different parts of Picrorhiza kurrooa (Kutki) were used to evaluate
their antimalarial effect against Plasmodium berghei in vivo in a typical
4 day test. Experimental groups of mice were administered with ethanol extracts
of roots and leaves of Picrorhiza kurrooa. On day 4 parasitaemia in control
group of mice was 23.15±1.66 whereas, groups treated with roots and leaves
extract of P. kurrooa resulted in inhibition of malaria parasite significantly
and parasitaemia being 4.14±1.70 and 11.4±1.66, respectively.
The effect of root extract was more pronounced compared to leaves. PDFFulltextXMLReferencesCitation
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H.S. Banyal, Rani and Nisha Devi, 2014. Picrorhiza kurrooa Royal Ex Benth Exhibits Antimalarial Activity against Plasmodium berghei Vincke and Lips, 1948. Asian Journal of Biological Sciences, 7: 72-75.