Screening of anti-diarrhoeal profile of some plant extracts of a specific region of West Bengal, India.


Journal Article

Ethanol extract of four different plants of the Khatra region of the Bankura district of West Bengal, India were evaluated for anti-diarrhoeal activity against different experimental models of diarrhoea in rats. The extracts of Ficus bengalensis Linn. (hanging roots), Eugenia jambolana Lam. (bark), Ficus racemosa Linn. (bark) and Leucas lavandulaefolia Rees (aerial parts) showed significant inhibitory activity against castor oil induced diarrhoea and PGE2 induced enteropooling in rats. These extracts also showed a significant reduction in gastrointestinal motility in charcoal meal tests in rats. The results obtained establish the efficacy of all these plant materials as anti-diarrhoeal agents.

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Cited Authors

  • Mukherjee, PK; Saha, K; Murugesan, T; Mandal, SC; Pal, M; Saha, BP

Published Date

  • February 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 60 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 85 - 89

PubMed ID

  • 9533436

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9533436

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1872-7573

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0378-8741

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0378-8741(97)00130-x


  • eng