Effect of papaya latex extract on gravid and non-gravid rat uterine preparations in vitro.

@article{Cherian2000EffectOP,
  title={Effect of papaya latex extract on gravid and non-gravid rat uterine preparations in vitro.},
  author={Tom Cherian},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2000},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={205-12}
}
  • Tom Cherian
  • Published 2000 in Journal of ethnopharmacology
In search of uterotonic principles, papaya (Carica papaya, Caricaceae) latex extract (PLE) was tested on rat uterine preparations in vitro at various stages of the estrous cycle and gestation periods. Rat uterine contractile activity was remarkably increased by different doses of PLE in proestrus and estrus stages compared to metestrus and diestrus stages of the estrous cycles. The maximum contractile activity of the uterus was observed at the later stages of pregnancy which correspond with the… CONTINUE READING

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