Diuretic and antilithiasic activities of ethanolic extract from Piper amalago (Piperaceae).

Abstract

OBJECTIVE Piper amalago is used in Brazilian folk medicine as diuretic and for the treatment of urinary calculus disease, although no scientific data have been described to support these effects. Thus, this study aims to evaluate the diuretic effects and antilithiatic activity of the ethanolic extract of P. amalago (EEPam). MATERIALS AND METHODS Ethanolic… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.phymed.2013.10.014

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