Pharmacognosy Journal, 2010; 2(15):31-34
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Molluscicidal Activity of Spilanthus acemella Murr. on the Snail Lymnaea acuminate
Spilanthus acemella Murr. also known as toothache plant is investigated for its preliminary phytochemical analysis and
molluscicidal activity. The water extract found maximum extractive value (3.730%) than other solvents used. All the
tested metabolites were qualitatively present in ethanolic extract and aqueous extract. Different concentrations of plant
parts (root stem, leaf) were used for molluscicidal activity against snail Lymnaea acuminate. The maximum activity was
found in stem LC50 at 364 mg/liter and ethanolic extract LC50 at 20 mg/liter.