Evaluation of the antiurolithiatic activity of the extract of Costus spiralis Roscoe in rats.

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The antiurolithiatic activity of the water extract of Costus spiralis Roscoe was tested on formation of calculi on implants of calcium oxalate crystals or zinc disc in the urinary bladder of rats. The plant is a species from the family Zingiberaceae used in Brazilian folk medicine in urinary affections and for expelling urinary stones. Implantation of the… (More)

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