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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 12
First page : ( 5394) Last page : ( 5396)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00984.8

Evaluation of Diuretic Activity of Achyranthes aspera leaves extracts

Warke Prashant D1,*, Dr. Upadhayay Ashutosh1, Kale M.K.2

1Mahatama Jyoti Rao Phoole Univeristy, Department of Pharmacy, Jaipur, Rajasthan

2Konkan Gyanpeeth Rahul Dharkar College of Pharmacy and Research Institute, Karjat, Maharashtra

*Corresponding Author E-mail: pdwarke@rediffmail.com

Online published on 18 May, 2019.

Abstract

Plants used in traditional medicine have stood up to the test of time and contributed many novel compounds for preventive and curative medicine to modern science. India is sitting on a gold mine of well recorded and traditionally well practiced knowledge of herbal medicine. Pet. ether, ethyl acetate, alcoholic and aqueous extracts of Achyranthes aspera leaves were tested for diuretic activity in rats. The parameters studied on individual rat were total urine volume, urine concentration of Na+, Kand Cl. In the present Pet. ether, ethyl acetate, alcoholic and aqueous extracts of Achyranthes aspera leaves showed increase in urine volume, Na+, Kand Cl−. Furosemide was used as reference diuretic.

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Keywords

Achyranthes aspera, Diuretic activity, Furosemide.

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