GASTRIC AND DUODENAL ANTIULCER AND CYTOPROTECTIVE EFFECTS OF CISSUS QUADRANGULARIS L. VARIAN II IN RATS.

  • Anoop Austin Deputy Manager/R & D Siddha, Pharm Products, Thanjavur – 613005
  • M. Jagdeesan Department of Siddha Medicine, Faculty of Sciences, Tamil University, Thanjavur – 613005, India

Abstract

Aqureous 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]
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