The present invention relates to a novel composition for the treatment and/or prevention of filariasis caused by Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, Brugia timori, Loa Loci, and Setaria digitnta. The monoterpene derivatives having phenolic characteristics have been revealed to possess macrofilaricidal properties isolated from dried fruits of Trachyspermum ammi (Apiaceae) (perennial shrub found throughout India) which is macrofilaricidally potent for treatment or prevention of short and permanent-long term Filariasis in mammals, including humans. The methanolic extract of the active component is carried out using different alcohol type.
Sector: Medical Technologies
Area of Application: Medical indsutry.
Advantages: 240-350 times more effective the DEC and other drug. Composition inhibits 80-98% of parasite in about 1 to 4 hours. Composition is administered through any of the medically accepted methods. Herbal extract with less side effects. Short and permanent-long term Filariasis in mammals, including humans. More effectively kills adult worms.
Environmental aspects: Not Applicable
Development Status: Laboratory Model
Legal Protection: Patent in Progress
Transfer Terms: Technology Licensing
Target Countries: India
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