Sub-acute toxicity of the chloroformic extract of Rapanea melanophloeos (L.) Mez in rats.

@article{Amenya2014SubacuteTO,
  title={Sub-acute toxicity of the chloroformic extract of Rapanea melanophloeos (L.) Mez in rats.},
  author={H. Z. Amenya and P. K. Gathumbi and J. Mbaria and A. Thaiyah and G. Thoithi},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2014},
  volume={154 3},
  pages={
          593-9
        }
}
  • H. Z. Amenya, P. K. Gathumbi, +2 authors G. Thoithi
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Journal of ethnopharmacology
  • ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Cape beech (Rapanea melanophloeos) is an important medicinal plant that is widely used in most of Africa. Currently, little toxicological information is available on its safety following prolonged use. AIM OF THE STUDY In this study, we sought to evaluate the oral sub-acute toxicity of Rapanea melanophloeos stem bark chloroformic extract using Sprague Dawley rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS Six-week old rats were orally administered with the extract at dosage… CONTINUE READING
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