Preliminary studies on the anti-schistosomal effect of Ammi majus L

Abdulla, W.A.; Kadry, H.; Mahran, S.G.; el-Raziky, E.H.; el-Nakib, S.

Egyptian Journal of Bilharziasis 4(1): 19-26


AMMI MAJUS L., a plant belonging to the family Umbellifereae was found to possess a certain antischistosomal effect in mice infected with S. mansoni. This was proved by applying two techniques, the worm burden and the Oogram change. Bergapten, a pure furocoumarin naturally present in Ammi majus was found to have certain schistosomicidal effect.