Antitussive potential of methanol extract of stem bark of Ficus racemosa Linn.


Journal Article

The methanol extract of Ficus racemosa Linn (Moraceae) (stem bark) (MEFR) was tested for its antitussive potential against a cough induced model by sulphur dioxide gas in mice. The extract demonstrated significant (p < 0.001) antitussive activity at all tested dose levels when compared with the control. The antitussive activity of the extract was comparable to that of codeine phosphate (10 mg), a standard antitussive agent. The extract exhibited maximum inhibition of 56.9% at a dose of 200 mg/kg (p.o.) 90 min after administration.

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Cited Authors

  • Bhaskara Rao, R; Murugesan, T; Pal, M; Saha, BP; Mandal, SC

Published Date

  • November 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1117 - 1118

PubMed ID

  • 14595600

Pubmed Central ID

  • 14595600

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1099-1573

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0951-418X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ptr.1325


  • eng