The gastroprotective effect of the essential oil of Croton cajucara is different in normal rats than in malnourished rats.

@article{Paula2006TheGE,
  title={The gastroprotective effect of the essential oil of Croton cajucara is different in normal rats than in malnourished rats.},
  author={A C B Paula and Walber Toma and Juliano de Souza Gracioso and Cl{\'e}lia Akiko Hiruma-Lima and Everardo Magalh{\~a}es Carneiro and Alba Regina Monteiro Souza Brito},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={96 2},
  pages={310-5}
}
It has been shown previously that malnourished rats are resistant to acute gastric lesions but not to subchronic gastric ulceration. It also has been demonstrated that the essential oil obtained from the bark of Croton cajucara (Sacaca) has antiulcer properties. In the present study, the ability of this essential oil to prevent the formation of gastric ulcers in rats fed a diet with 17% protein (normoproteic rats) or 6% protein (malnourished rats) was investigated. At a dose of 100 mg/kg body… CONTINUE READING

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