Table 1

Effect of Calpurnia aurea extract on castor oil induced diarrhea in mice
Treatment Dose, (mg/kg,p.o.) Time of onset of diarrhea(min.) Total number of faeces in 4 h(frequency of defecation in 4 h) % Inhibition of defecation Weight of stool(g)
Group I 91 ± 10.9 8.2 ± 1.5 - 0.72 ± 0.07
Group II 3 237.8 ± 2.0b 1 ± 0.3b 87.80 0.04 ± 0.05b
Group III 100 145.2 ± 15.3a 4.8 ± 0.9a 41.46 0.30 ± 0.08b
Group IV 200 193 ± 14.5b 3.2 ± 0.2c 60.98 0.20 ± 0.05b
Group IV 400 212.4 ± 11.3b 1.4 ± 0.2b 82.93 0.01 ± 0.04b

Significantly different when compared with that of the control at aP < 0.05, bP < 0.001, cP < 0.01, results are mean ± SEM.

Umer et al.

Umer et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013 13:21   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-13-21

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