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Indian J Pharm Sci. 2011 Nov;73(6):682-7. doi: 10.4103/0250-474X.100252.

Comparison of Gastroprotective Effects of Triphala Formulations on Stress-induced Ulcer in Rats.

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Department of Pharmacology, Ayurveda Contraceptive Drug Research Institute (CCRAS), Ahmedabad-380 016, India.

Abstract

Triphala is categorized as rejuvenator and traditionally been used in various gastric disorders including intestinal inflammation. The aim of present study was to examine the comparative gastroprotective effects of Triphala formulations against experimental gastric ulcer in rats to substantiate its traditional claim. Gastric ulcer was induced by water immersion plus stress-induced ulcers in rats. The drug effects were assessed by studying macroscopic gross injury and stomach tissue biochemical parameters. Triphala unequal formulation and Chinnodbhavadi kwath showed significant antiulcer activity and this is evident from reduction of ulcer index, lipid peroxidation and hydroxyl radical levels and concomitantly raised levels of catalase and superoxide dismutase. Though similar kind of activity was observed in Triphala equal formulation the magnitude was much less. Further, Chinnodbhavadi kwath significantly increased the glutathione and ATPase level but Triphala equal formulation significantly increased glutathione level only. Based on the data generated, it is suggested that among the three formulations studied, Chinnodbhavadi kwath and Triphala unequal formulations provides significant protection in gastric ulcer as compared to Triphala equal formulation.

KEYWORDS:

Chinnodbhavadi kwath; Triphala; gastroprotection; rejuvenator

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