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Asian Journal of Biological Sciences
Year: 2014  |  Volume: 7  |  Issue: 5  |  Page No.: 238 - 241

Bioefficacy of Centella asiatica (Linnaeus) Urban on Plasmodium berghei Vincke and Lips, 1948

H.S. Banyal, Vanita Devi and Nisha Devi    

Abstract: Extracts of roots and leaves of Centella asiatica (Linnaeus) Urban were used to evaluate their antimalarial effect against Plasmodium berghei in vivo in a typical 4 day test. Alcohol soluble extracts were administered orally in experimental mice along with placebo controls. On day 4 parasitaemia in control group of mice was 21.54±1.75% while in mice treated with roots and leaves extracts showed 5.73±1.14% and 11.89±1.25% infection, respectively.

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