GASTRIC AND DUODENAL ANTIULCER AND CYTOPROTECTIVE EFFECTS OF CISSUS QUADRANGULARIS L. VARIAN II IN RATS.
AbstractAqureous ethanolic extract of the aerial parts of Cissus quadrangularis L. variant II (Vitaceae) was found to possess antiulcer activities. It also has cytoprotective, mucin stimulation activities and selectively increased prostaglandin synthesis thereby decreasing the incidence of ulcer. Samples collected during the flowering period were effective than those at the vegetative period.
Keywords: Cissus quadrangularis, Vitaceae, antiulcer activities, cytoprotective, mucin production, seasonal changes
[Nig. J. Nat. Prod. And Med. Vol.6 2002: 10-14]