alexa Abstract | Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) as Diuretic Agent: An in vivo Investigation on Mice

American Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics
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Objective: We report here a 4 days in vivo study on mice to unveil the diuretic effect of watermelon juice which substantiates its ethno medicinal claims by using pure juice from juicy red flesh present at the center of watermelon & compare its diuretic activity with wellknown diuretic drug furosemide. Methodology: Three groups of mice were marked as Control, Reference and Test. Each group comprise of 6 mice. Control group received tap water. Reference group was on 2 different doses of furosemide (20mg and 40mg) orally as per body weight while Test group received pure & homogenized watermelon juice. Results: Results were collected and data clearly shows the significant diuretic effect of watermelon as compare to existing well known diuretic agents. Conclusion: Natural products like watermelon may prove as better therapeutic agents if more work is done on this subject.

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Author(s): Somia Gul Zaira Rashid and Ghulam Sarwer

Keywords

In vivo, Watermelon, Diuretic, Furosemide, In vivo, Watermelon, Diuretic, Furosemide

 
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