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Pharmaceutical Biology 2017 Dec ; (1) :0
Beneficial effect of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius tuber on experimental ulcerative colitis in rats.

Abstract
The tuber of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (Dennst.) Nicolson (Araceae), commonly called Suran or Jimmikand, has high medicinal value and is used ethnomedicinally for the treatment of different gastrointestinal and inflammatory disorders.The present study evaluated the effects of extracts of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius tubers on acetic acid-induced ulcerative colitis (UC) in rats.Wistar rats were orally administered methanol extract (APME) or aqueous extract (APAE) (250 and 500?mg/kg) or standard drug, prednisolone (PRDS) (4?mg/kg) for 7 days. On 6th day of treatment, UC was induced by transrectal instillation of 4% acetic acid (AA) and after 48?h colitis was assessed by measuring colitis parameters, biochemical estimations and histology of colon.APME or APAE pretreatment significantly (p?

DHARA ID: D056073 Pubmed ID: 27600166


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