Antihypertensive Activity of Leersia hexandra Sw. (Poaceae) Aqueous Extract on Ethanol-Induced Hypertension in Wistar Rat

@article{Bilanda2019AntihypertensiveAO,
  title={Antihypertensive Activity of Leersia hexandra Sw. (Poaceae) Aqueous Extract on Ethanol-Induced Hypertension in Wistar Rat},
  author={Danielle Claude Bilanda and Y. Tcheutchoua and Paul D{\'e}sir{\'e} Djomeni Dzeufiet and Daniel Laur{\'e} Dongmo Fokou and Y. Fouda and T. Dimo and P. Kamtchouing},
  journal={Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : eCAM},
  year={2019},
  volume={2019}
}
Leersia hexandra (L. hexandra) is used in traditional medicine to treat many diseases including hypertension. This study aimed to evaluate the curative effects of the aqueous extract of L. hexandra on hypertension. Hypertension was induced in rats by oral administration of ethanol (5 g/kg/day) for five weeks. The animals were divided into 2 groups: one group of 5 rats receiving distilled water (10 mL/kg) and another group of 20 rats receiving ethanol. At the end of the 5 weeks of administration… Expand

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