Purgative effect of the methanol extract of Morinda lucida

O. A. Olajide, S. O. Awe, J. M. Makinde

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Abstract

The purgative effect of a methanol extract of the leaves of Morinda lucida is reported. The oral treatment (12.5-100 mg/kg) caused a pronounced increase in the number of wet faeces in rats and a potentiated castor oil- induced diarrhoea in mice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalFitoterapia
Volume70
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1999
Externally publishedYes

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