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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 5, No. 1, 2008, pp. 97-102
Bioline Code: tc08015
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2008, pp. 97-102

 en IN VIVO EVALUATION OF ANTIDIARRHOEAL ACTIVITY OF RHUS SEMIALATA check for this species in other resources FRUIT EXTRACT IN RATS
Bose, Sekhar K.; Dewanjee, Saikat; Sen Gupta, Avijit; Samanta, Kartick C.; Kundu, Mintu & Mandal, Subhash C.

Abstract

Rhus semialata Murr. (Anacardiaceae) is a deciduous tree of north eastern India. The fruit of this plant is traditionally used to control diarrhoea and dysentery. The Present study was undertaken to evaluate anti-diarrhoeal potency of methanol extract of fruits of R. semialatalts indicated that the methanol extract of the fruits of R. semialata possesses significant anti-diarrhoeal effect and substantiated the use of this herbal remedy as a non-specific treatment for diarrhoea in folk medicine.

Keywords
Atropin sulphate, Castor oil, Diarrhoea, Diphenoxylate, Rhus semialata.

 
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