Gastrointestinal stimulatory and uterotonic activities of dietary radish leaves extract are mediated through multiple pathways.

@article{Ghayur2005GastrointestinalSA,
  title={Gastrointestinal stimulatory and uterotonic activities of dietary radish leaves extract are mediated through multiple pathways.},
  author={Muhammad Nabeel Ghayur and Anwar Ul Hassan Gilani},
  journal={Phytotherapy research : PTR},
  year={2005},
  volume={19 9},
  pages={750-5}
}
Raphanus sativus, commonly known as radish, is a food plant known worldwide for its culinary and medicinal properties especially as a laxative and abortifacient. This study reports the gastrointestinal and uterine tone modulatory activities of the crude extract (Rl.Cr) of radish leaves. Rl.Cr, showing the presence of saponins and alkaloids, exhibited a spasmogenic effect (0.03-10 mg/mL) in isolated rabbit jejunum, rat stomach fundus and uterus which was partially blocked by atropine. In… CONTINUE READING