The effects of herbal oxytocics on the isolated "stripped" myometrium model.

@article{Veale2000TheEO,
  title={The effects of herbal oxytocics on the isolated "stripped" myometrium model.},
  author={Denise Joy Veale and Douglas W. Oliver and Ivan Havlik},
  journal={Life sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={67 11},
  pages={1381-8}
}
Decoctions of Agapanthus africanus and Clivia miniata are used as oxytocic agents in South African traditional herbal medicine. Aqueous extracts of A. africanus and C. miniata leaves have been shown to possess similar uterotonic activities in the isolated whole uterus preparation. The uterus however, comprises a myometrial and an endometrial layer and the activity of both oxytocin and the prostaglandins differs in these layers. The aim of this study was to determine the uterotonic activity of… CONTINUE READING