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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 66-68

Comparision of diuretic activity of ethanolic extract of Aerva lanata (Linn.) Juss. ex. Schult & Aerva tomentosa forsk. Family: Amaranthaceae

1 Shivalik, College of Pharmacy, Nangal, Ropar.140126, India
2 Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, B.I.T., Mesra, Ranchi, 835215, India

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Deepak Kumar
Shivalik, College of Pharmacy, Nangal, Ropar.140126
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The diuretic activity of concentrated ethanolic extract of Aerva lanata  (Linn) & Aerva tomentosa  Forsk on healthy albino rats were studied with frusemide as reference drug. The urine output increased with concentrated ethanolic extract of Aerva lanata  only. In this case the level of electrolytes in urine also increased. But the diuretic activity was mild as compared to frusemide.

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