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Iran J Pharm Res. 2014 Summer;13(3):1081-6.

Assessment of some Herbal Drugs for Prophylaxis of Peptic Ulcer.

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Pharmacognosy Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mansoura University, Mansoura 35516, Egypt.

Abstract

Aqueous (hydrophilic) and chloroform (Lipophilic) extracts of nine medicinal plants currently used in Egyptian traditional medicine to treat some gastrointestinal tract (GIT) disorders were tested for their gastro-protective effect against the incidence of peptic ulcer. Indomethacin-induced ulcer in a rat model was used for this testing. Mentha microphylla, Brassica oleracea Capitata (Cabbage), B. oleracea Botrytis (cauliflower) aqueous fraction, Portolaca oleracea polysaccharide fraction, Oreganum marjoranum, Matricaria recutita, Solanum nigrum hydrophilic and lipophilic fractions, in addition to the chloroform fraction of Portolaca oleracea and Cicorium intybus afforded high protection against the incidence of gastric ulcer (~95%). O. syriacum hydrophilic and lipophilic fractions and gum arabic afforded moderate prophylactic effect. L. sicerarea, C. intybus hydrophilic fractions and M. microphylla lipophilic fraction were inactive. Herbs represent excellent resources for cost-effective and readily available gastro-protective remedies without side effects.

KEYWORDS:

Anti-ulcer agents; Gastro-protection; Herbal remedies; Indomethacin-induced ulcer

PMID:
25276211
PMCID:
PMC4177631

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