SCREENING OF GASTROPROTECTIVE ACTION OF DIOSPYROS VIRGINIANA BERRY EXTRACTS AGAINST PYLORIC LIGATION PROCESS IN WISTAR ALBINORATS
S. N. V. L. Sirisha*, K. Prabhu and A. Sambasiva Rao
Medicinal plants are the background for the traditional system of medicine throughout the world. They play a vital role in curing various ailments in the form of medicines. The objective of present study is to screen the gastroprotective action of Diospyros virginiana berry extracts. The motivation behind this study was to highlight the importance of traditional usage of the Diospyros virginiana. Phytochemical screening of the berry extracts showed the presence of various phytoconstituents responsible for pharmacological actions. To validate the traditional use with scientific evidence this study has been conducted.
Keywords: Diospyros virginiana, gastro protective action, chloroform extract, flavonoids.
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