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J Ethnopharmacol. 1989 Feb;25(1):103-7.

Pharmacological study of Cymbopogon citratus leaves.

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Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, National Center for Scientific Research, Havana, Cuba.

Abstract

Cymbopogon citratus leaves are employed by the Cuban population as an antihypertensive and anti-inflammatory folk medicine. A 10% or 20% decoction of leaves was tested using arterial pressure in rats, urine production and carrageenan-induced edema in rats. The decoction showed some dose-related hypotensive effects given intravenously and some weak diuretic and anti-inflammatory effect when given orally.

PMID:
2716341
DOI:
10.1016/0378-8741(89)90049-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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