Research Article | Volume : 1 Issue : 2, April 2011

Anti-ulcer potential of Lawsonia inermis l. Leaves against gastric ulcers in rats

Mradul Goswami Mayank Kulshreshtha Chandana V. Rao Sanjay Yadav Sachdev Yadav   

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To evaluate antiulcer effects of aqueous, chloroform and ethanol extracts prepared from the henna leaves in rats employing the pylorus ligation and aspirin induced models. Gastric ulcers induced in Swiss albino rats (200g, N=6) by oral administration of aspirin suspension and pylorus ligation. The antiulcer activity was assessed by determining and comparing the ulcer index in the test drug groups with that of the vehicle control and standard ranitidine. In case of aspirin induced ulcers, the chloroform extract showed significant reduction of ulcers in a dose dependent manner. The parameters taken to assess antiulcer activity were volume of gastric juice, free acidity, total acidity and ulcer index. The results indicated that aqueous, ethanol and chloroform extract significantly (p<0.001) decreased the volume of gastric acid secretions, free acidity and total acidity and ulcer index.

Keyword:     Lawsonia inermis Pylorus ligation Acidity Ulcer index.

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