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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 20-22

Diuretic activity of the extract of Vitis indica

1 Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, S.B. College of Pharmacy, Sivakasi, India
2 Captain Sreenivasa Murthy Drug Research Institute for Ayurveda, Arumbakkum, Chennai, India
3 Centre of Marine Science and Technology, M.S. University, Rajakamangalam, Kanyakumari, India

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J Anbujeba Sunilson
Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, S.B. College of Pharmacy, Sivakasi
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Aqueous and alcoholic extracts of Vitis indica  were tested for diuretic activity in rats. The parameters studied on individual rats were body weight before and after test period, total urine volume, urine concentration of Na+,Ka+ and Cr. In the present study, alcoholic and aqueous extracts of Vitis indica  leaves (200 mg/kg body weight) shows increase in urine volume, cationic and anionic excretion. Fruosemide (100 mg/kg body weight) is used as a standard.

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