Vol 3 No 3 (2006)
Research Papers

PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND ANTIULCEROGENIC EFFECT OF MORINGA OLEIFERA AQUEOUS LEAF EXTRACT

D. Dahiru
Bio
J. A. Onubiyi
Bio
H A. Umaru
Bio
Published March 27, 2006
Keywords
  • Moringa oleifera,
  • peptic ulcer,
  • phytochemicals.
How to Cite
Dahiru, D., Onubiyi, J., & Umaru, H. (2006). PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND ANTIULCEROGENIC EFFECT OF MORINGA OLEIFERA AQUEOUS LEAF EXTRACT. African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, 3(3), 70-75. Retrieved from https://journals.athmsi.org/index.php/ajtcam/article/view/108

Abstract

The effect of aqueous extract of Moringa oleifera leaf was studied on experimentally induced gastric ulceration in rats. Pretreatment with extract 200, 300 and 400 mg/kg bw reduced the characteristic lesions induced by indomethacin compared to untreated control group in a dose dependent manner. The effects observed could be due to the action of one or more of the phytochemicals present in the leaf extract.