Ancient Science of Life

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Year
: 1995  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 127--135

Further on the pharmacology of Trichopus zeylanicus


P Pushpangadan, S Rajasekharan, A Subramaniam, PG Latha, DA Evans, R Valsa Raj 
 Division of Ethnopharmacology and Ethnomedicine, Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (T.B.G.R.I), Palode, Thiruvanthapuram - 695 562, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
P Pushpangadan
Division of Ethnopharmacology and Ethnomedicine, Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (T.B.G.R.I), Palode, Thiruvanthapuram - 695 562, Kerala
India

Oral administration of Trichopus zeylanicus to mice (0.5 ml of 2% water suspension / mouse) for 7 consecutive days markedly increased the number of thymocytes splenic lymphocytes, total blood leucocytes and peritoneal macrophages without any effect on Haemoglobin content and body weight. This increase in the proliferation of lymphocytes and macrophages could be one of the mechanism of T.zeylanicus induced immunomodulation. Treatment with T. zeylanicus protected mice from tumour cell growth when challenged with 0.5 million of EAC ascetic tumour cells / mouse. Studies on the gastrointestinal function of this drug showed that the drug slightly reduced intestinal motility as judged from charcoal movement.


How to cite this article:
Pushpangadan P, Rajasekharan S, Subramaniam A, Latha P G, Evans D A, Raj R V. Further on the pharmacology of Trichopus zeylanicus.Ancient Sci Life 1995;14:127-135


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Pushpangadan P, Rajasekharan S, Subramaniam A, Latha P G, Evans D A, Raj R V. Further on the pharmacology of Trichopus zeylanicus. Ancient Sci Life [serial online] 1995 [cited 2022 Oct 6 ];14:127-135
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