The effects of Morinda lucida Benth (Rubiaceae) extract on the gastrointestinal tract of rodents

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

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The dried methanol extract of the leaves of Morinda lucida Benth was studied for its effects on gastric emptying in rats and intestinal motility in mice. The effect of the extract on acetylsalicylic acid-induced gastric ulcer in rats was also investigated. The extract promoted gastric emptying time in rats and intestinal motility in mice. The extract did not induce gastric ulceration in rats and failed to protect against acetylsalicylic acid-induced ulcer in rats.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-441
Number of pages3
JournalPhytotherapy Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 1998
Externally publishedYes


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