Effects of plant extract Centella asiatica (Linn.) on cold restraint stress ulcer in rats.

Abstract

Extract of C. asiatica (Linn.) inhibited significantly gastric ulceration induced by cold and restraint stress (CRS) in Charles-Foster rats, Antiulcer activity of plant extract was compared with famotidine (H2-antagonist) and sodium valproate (anti-epileptic). Plant extract, formotidine and sodium valproate showed a dose dependent reduction of gastric ulceration. Plant extract increased brain GABA level which was also dose dependent. Pretreatment with bicuculline methiodide (specific GABAA-antagonist) at the dose level of 0.5 mg/kg im, reversed the antiulcerogenic activity of both plant extract and sodium valproate. Bicuculline as such did not induce gastric ulceration in normal rat.

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@article{Chatterjee1992EffectsOP, title={Effects of plant extract Centella asiatica (Linn.) on cold restraint stress ulcer in rats.}, author={Tapan Kumar Chatterjee and Arijit Chakraborty and Manabendra Pathak and Gargi Sengupta}, journal={Indian journal of experimental biology}, year={1992}, volume={30 10}, pages={889-91} }