BIOCHEMICAL STUDIES ON THE ANTI-ULCEROGENIC POTENTIAL OF CARDIOSPERMUM HALICACABUM L. SEEDSAbstract
Cardiospermum halicacabum L. var. microcarpum (Kunth) Blume and var. luridum (Blume) Adelb. (Sapindaceae) are used for various ailments in Indian traditional medicines. The present study evaluated the antiulcerogenic property of seed oils (Petroleum ether extracts) in animal model. Ethanol induced gastric ulcers was used for this study and analysed for gastric volume, ulcer score pH, free and total acidity and sodium and potassium ions. Bio-chemical estimations like total proteins, total hexoses, hexosamine, fucose, sialic acid and protein were also made. Ulcer score was calculated for the same model. Oils were found to be more effective and exhibit concentration dependent anti-ulcer property.
G. Jayanthi*, T. Sathishkumar , T. Senthilkumar and M. Jegadeesan
Department of Botany, Vellalar College for Women (Autonomous), Erode- 638012, Tamil Nadu, India
16 August, 2012
09 November, 2012
29 November, 2012
01 December, 2012