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Diuretic activity of leaves of garcinia cambogia in rats.

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Indian J Pharm Sci

Source : Indian J Pharm Sci, Volume 73, Issue 2, p.228-30 (2011)

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Campus : Kochi

School : School of Pharmacy

Department : Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Analysis

Year : 2011

Abstract : The present study was undertaken to establish the diuretic activity of ethanol and aqueous extract of dried leaves of Garcinia cambogia in rats. Aqueous and ethanol extracts of leaves were administered to experimental rats orally at doses of 100 and 200 mg/kg and compared with furosemide (20 mg/kg, intraperitoneally) as the standard. The parameters measured for diuretic activity were total urine volume, urine concentration electrolytes such as sodium, potassium and chloride have been evaluated . The rats treated with ethanol extract of Garcinia cambogia and aqueous extract of Garcinia cambogia in a dose of 100 and 200 mg/kg showed higher urine output when compared to the respective control. Both ethanol and aqueous extracts have showed a significant dose-dependent increase in the excretion of electrolytes when compared to the control group.

Cite this Research Publication : G. E. Mathew, Bijo Mathew, Shaneeb, M. M., and Nyanthara, B., “Diuretic activity of leaves of garcinia cambogia in rats.”, Indian J Pharm Sci, vol. 73, no. 2, pp. 228-30, 2011.

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