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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 13-16

An ayurvedic formulation Sankat Mochan: A potent anthelmintic medicine


1 Department of Pharmacy, Government Girl's Polytechnic, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
2 Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guru Ghasidas Central University, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
3 Shri Rawatpura Sarkar Institute of Pharmacy, Kumhari, Durg, Chhattisgarh, India

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Khomendra Kumar Sarwa
Department of Pharmacy, Government Girl's Polytechnic, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ddt.DDT_84_15

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Aim and Object: Sankat Mochan is an ayurvedic formulation used in the urban and rural area of India. This polyherbal formulation is used for general stomach problems including abdominal cramping and diarrhea. The present investigation evaluated the anthelmintic activity of an aqueous solution of an ayurvedic medicine Sankat Mochan. Materials and Method: Various concentrations (1%, 5%, and 10%) of medicine were used for anthelmintic activity on Pheretima posthuma. Piperazine citrate (10 mg/ml) was used as a reference standard and distilled water as a control. Result and Conclusion: The result showed that the Sankat Mochan possess anthelmintic activity more potent than that of piperazine citrate. Thus, Sankat Mochan may be used as a potent anthelmintic agent against helminthiasis.


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