Diuretic activity of Smilax canariensis, an endemic Canary Island species.

@article{Abdala2008DiureticAO,
  title={Diuretic activity of Smilax canariensis, an endemic Canary Island species.},
  author={Susana Abdala and Domingo Mart{\'i}n-Herrera and Dora Mar{\'i}a Benjumea and Pedro P{\'e}rez-Paz},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2008},
  volume={119 1},
  pages={12-6}
}
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Smilax canariensis is an endemic species of the Canary Islands, popularly known as "Zarzaparrilla sin espinas". This species has wide use in folk-medicine practice on the islands, especially as diuretic. So the aim of our study is to evaluate the diuretic activity of an aqueous and a methanol extract of this species. MATERIAL AND METHODS Three infusions doses (250, 500 and 750 mg/kg) and two methanol extract doses (100 and 200 mg/kg) were orally administered to… CONTINUE READING