Evaluation of diuretic and laxative activity of hydro-alcoholic extract of Desmostachya bipinnata (L.) Stapf in rats.

@article{Golla2014EvaluationOD,
  title={Evaluation of diuretic and laxative activity of hydro-alcoholic extract of Desmostachya bipinnata (L.) Stapf in rats.},
  author={Upendarrao Golla and Praveen Kumar Gajam and Solomon Sunder Raj Bhimathati},
  journal={Journal of integrative medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={372-8}
}
OBJECTIVE In continuation to the growing evidence for therapeutical potential of Desmostachya bipinnata (Linn) Stapf, the current pharmacological study was carried out to evaluate the diuretic and laxative activity of its hydro-alcoholic extract in rats. METHODS The hydro-alcoholic extract of D. bipinnata whole plant was prepared by using Soxhlet extractor and subjected to analysis by standard preliminary phytochemical tests. Evaluation of both diuretic and laxative activity was carried out… CONTINUE READING