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Table 1.

Names and characteristics of plant species tested for anthelmintic activity against Ascaris suum. Plants were collected from either Ghana (G) or the US Virgin Islands (VI).

Species name Location Family Voucher Plant part
Aloe vera (L.) Burm. f. VI Xanthorrhoeaceae JS 617 Leaves
Boerhavia diffusa L. G Nyctaginaceae JS 281 Aerial parts
Boerhavia erecta L. G Nyctaginaceae JS 282 Aerial parts
Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth. G Rutaceae JS 214 Roots
Deinbollia pinnata Schum. & Thonn. G Sapindaceae JS 202 Aerial parts
Erythrina senegalensis DC. G Leguminosae JS 231 Bark
Flacourtia flavescens Willd. G Salicaceae JS 249 Leaves
Flueggea virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Royle G Phyllanthaceae JS 252 Leaves
Gardenia ternifolia Schumach. & Thonn. G Rubiaceae JS 246 Leaves
Gymnanthemum coloratum (Willd.) H. Rob. & B. Kahn G Asteraceae JS 268 Leaves/flowers
Gymnanthemum coloratum (Willd.) H. Rob. & B. Kahn G Compositae JS 268 Roots
Launaea taraxacifolia (Willd.) Amin ex C. Jeffrey G Compositae JS 212 Leaves
Mallotus oppositifolius (Geiseler) Müll. Arg. G Euphorbiaceae JS 208 Leaves
Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC. VI Leguminosae JS 656 Fruit
Newbouldia laevis (P. Beauv.) Seem. G Bignoniaceae JS 216 Leaves
Opuntia sp. VI Cactaceae JS 672 Stem
Paullinia africana R.Br. ex Tedlie G Sapindaceae JS 219 Aerial parts
Phyllanthus amarus Schumach. & Thonn. G Phyllanthaceae JS 237 Aerial parts
Premna quadrifolia Schumach. & Thonn. G Lamiaceae JS 283 Aerial parts
Psidium guajava L. VI Myrtaceae JS 623 Leaves
Punica granatum L. VI Lythraceae JS 615 Fruit peel
Pupalia lappacea (L.) Juss. G Amaranthaceae JS 239 Aerial parts
Rivina humilis L. VI Phytolaccaceae JS 608 Aerial parts
Senna occidentalis (L.) Link G Leguminosae JS 234 Aerial parts
Senna occidentalis (L.) Link G Leguminosae JS 234 Roots
Spathodea campanulata P. Beauv. G Bignoniaceae JS 230 Bark
Spigelia anthelmia L. VI Loganiaceae JS 651 Aerial parts
Stylosanthes erecta P. Beauv. G Leguminosae JS 271 Aerial parts
Thonningia sanguinea Vahl G Balanophora JS 296 Aerial parts
Triumfetta semitriloba Jacq. VI Malvaceae JS 658 Aerial parts
Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides (Lam.) Zepern. & Timler G Rutaceae JS 243 Roots
Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides (Lam.) Zepern. & Timler G Rutaceae JS 243 Root bark

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