Purpose; Hunteria umbellata
has been found to have therapeutic potentials in the treatments of
diseases such as yaws, peptic ulcers, diabetes, piles and infertility in Nigeria; hence, the statistical
analysis on the determination of acute toxicity of Hunteria umbellata
was carried out in mice.
Data on the acute toxicity studies of the seed extract of Hunteria umbellata
the intraperitoneal route was analyzed using the two-parameter Weibull model.
The median lethal dose (LD50
) was 1.61 g/kg of body weight. This result falls in the
neighbourhood of the median lethal dose earlier obtained in previous reports.
The results show that Hunteria umbellata
may be slightly toxic when administered