ACTA Pharmaceutica Sciencia 2007 , Vol 49 , Num 2
ANTIDIARRHOEAL EVALUATION OF FICUS RACEMOSA LINN., LATEX
J BHEEMACHARİ, K ASHOK, N H JOSHİ, D K SURESH, V R M GUPTA
Department of Pharmacology and Department of Pharmacognosy, Mantralayam Road, Raichur, India A study was undertaken to evaluate the effects of latex of Ficus racemosa Linn., for its antidiarrhoeal potential against several experimental models of diarrhoea in latex treated rats. The latex exhibited significant inhibitory activity against castor oil-induced diarrhoea and enteropooling in latex treated rats. It also exhibited significant reduction in gastrointestinal motility following charcoal meal in rats. The results obtained thus justify and further support the traditional application of the latex as an antidiarrhoeal agent. Keywords : FICUS RACEMOSA, LATEX, ANTI-DIARRHOEAL, CASTOR OIL, DIPHENOXYLATE

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