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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23-27

Pharmacological screening of the essential oil of Pavonia oderata Willd.

1 Department of chemistry, Dr. Hari Sigh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar-470 003, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical college, Indore (M.P), India

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Department of chemistry, Dr. Hari Sigh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar-470 003
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Essential oil obtained from the rhizomes of pavonia odorata willd has been found to posses a number of interesting pharmacological actions on various parameters. The essential oil produced fall in blood pressure of anaesthethized dog and caused cardiac inhibition in frog's isolated heart. The essential oil caused relaxation of the rabbit's intestine and had no effect on rectus abdominus muscle of frog, but reduced the spasmogenic effect of acetylcholine and potassium.

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