ANTIPYRETIC EFFECT OF RAUWOLFIA VOMITORIA IN RABBITS

  • OO Amole Chemotherapy Unit, Dept. of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, P.M.B. 12003, Idi-Araba, Lagos, Nigeria
  • AO Onabanjo Chemotherapy Unit, Dept. of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, P.M.B. 12003, Idi-Araba, Lagos, Nigeria
Keywords: Rauwolfia vomitoria, Apocynaceae, antipyretic, Klebsiella aerogenes

Abstract

The aqueous extract of the leaves of Rauwolfia vomitoria (family, Apocynaceae) in a dose of 1.2 gkg-1 given orally produced a decrease in temperature from 42.0oC to 40.0oC in about 2 hours in rabbits infected with Klebsiella aerogenes.

Key Words: Rauwolfia vomitoria, Apocynaceae, antipyretic, Klebsiella aerogenes

Nig. J. Nat Prod. And Med. Vol.3 1999: 77-78
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