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Phytochemical screening and antiulcerogenic effect of Moringa oleifera aqueous leaf extract

D Dahiru, JA Onubiyi, HA Umaru

Abstract


The effect of aqueous extract of Moringa oleifera leaf was studied on experimentally induced gastric ulceration in rats. Pretreatment with extract 200, 300 and 400 mg/kg bw reduced the characteristic lesions induced by indomethacin compared to untreated control group in a dose dependent manner. The effects observed could be due to the action of one or more of the phytochemicals present in the leaf extract.

Keywords: Moringa oleifera, peptic ulcer, phytochemicals

African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines Vol. 3(3) 2006: 70-75



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