Pharmacognosy Magazine

RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 19  |  Page : 28--31

Studies on diuretic and laxative activity of bark extracts of Spondias pinnata (Linn. f) Kurz


S Mondal1, GK Dash1, S Acharyya1, DK Brahma1, S Bal2 
1 Matushree V. B. Manvar College of Pharmacy, Dumiyani, Rajkot district, Gujarat -360 440, India
2 Indira Gandhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Orissa-751 015, India

Correspondence Address:
S Mondal
Matushree V. B. Manvar College of Pharmacy, Dumiyani, Rajkot district, Gujarat -360 440
India

The diuretic and laxative activity of different extracts of the barks of Spondias pinnata (Linn. f) Kurz (Family: Rubiaceae) were studied in Wistar albino rats. Furosemide (10 mg/kg, p.o.) and agar-agar (300 mg/kg, p.o.) were used as reference standards respectively for activity comparison. The chloroform and methanol extracts produced significant diuretic and laxative activity. On the other hand, the petroleum ether extract did not reveal significant activity. Urinary levels of sodium, potassium (by flame photometry) and chloride (by titrimetry) were estimated.


How to cite this article:
Mondal S, Dash G K, Acharyya S, Brahma D K, Bal S. Studies on diuretic and laxative activity of bark extracts of Spondias pinnata (Linn. f) Kurz.Phcog Mag 2009;5:28-31


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Mondal S, Dash G K, Acharyya S, Brahma D K, Bal S. Studies on diuretic and laxative activity of bark extracts of Spondias pinnata (Linn. f) Kurz. Phcog Mag [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Jun 22 ];5:28-31
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