ANTI ULCER ACTIVITY OF HELIOTRPIUM INDICUM LEAVES EXTRACTAbstract
The objective of present study is to evaluate the anti ulcer activity of ethanol extract of leaves of Heliotropium indicum. The ethanol extract of H. indicum was investigated for its anti ulcer activity against Aspirin plus pylorus ligation induced gastric ulcer in rats, HCl –Ethanol induced ulcer in mice and water immersion stress induced ulcer in rats. The antiulcer activity was assessed by determining and comparing gastric volume, free acidity and ulcer inhibition in aspirin plus pylorus ligation induced gastric ulcer model. The number of lesions in HCI-Ethanol induced peptic ulcer model and mean score value of ulcer inhibition in water immersion stress induced ulcer model. A significant antiulcer activity of plant extract was observed in all the models. Pylorus ligation model showed significant reduction in gastric volume, free acidity and ulcer index as compared to control. Also extract showed significant ulcer inhibition in HCl- Ethanol induced ulcer and ulcer protection index in stress induced ulcer. This present study indicates that Heliotropium indicum leaves extract have potential anti ulcer activity in the three models tested.
Ashoka M. Shenoy* and Shashidhar C. Shastry
Department of Pharmacology, Srinivas College of Pharmacy, Mangalore- 574143, India
09 June, 2011
09 August, 2011
28 September, 2011
01 October, 2011