Abstract Title:

Anti-diarrhoeal activity of Butea monosperma in experimental animals.

Abstract Source:

J Ethnopharmacol. 2005 Apr 26 ;98(3):241-4. PMID: 15814254

Abstract Author(s):

A Gunakkunru, K Padmanaban, P Thirumal, J Pritila, G Parimala, N Vengatesan, N Gnanasekar, James B Perianayagam, S K Sharma, K K Pillai

Article Affiliation:

A Gunakkunru


The anti-diarrhoeal potential of the ethanolic extract of stem bark of Butea monosperma (Lam) Kuntz has been evaluated using several experimental models in Wistar albino rats. The extract inhibited castor oil induced diarrhoea and PGE(2) induced enteropooling in rats; it also reduced gastrointestinal motility after charcoal meal administration. The results obtained establish the efficacy and substantiate the use of this herbal remedy as a non-specific treatment for diarrhoea in folk medicine.

Study Type : Animal Study
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Pharmacological Actions : Antidiarrheals : CK(439) : AC(87)
Additional Keywords : Phytotherapy : CK(3062) : AC(812)

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