Anti-parasitic activites of Zingiber officinale methanolic extract on Limnatis nilotica
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In the present experimental study, anti-parasitic effect of Zingiber officinale on Limnatis nilotica leech population was evaluated. After treating the leeches with Zingiber officinale (32 × 10 4 ppm) and the positive controls; Chlor (4 × 10 6 ppm), Formalin %37 (4 × 10 3 ppm) and Savlon (4 × 10 3 ppm) for 30 min, the mean death time of L. nilotica was measured by disinfectant assay. The mean death time (M±SD) for Zingiber officinale was 24±4.07 min and for Chlor, Savlon and Formalin were 1.62±0.51, 3.37±1.9, 5.12±1.9 min, respectively. The results offer an opportunity for using ginger plant as antiparasitic and disinfactant. © IDOSI Publications, 2012.