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The ethanolic extracts of aerial parts and fruits of Aglaia roxburghiana were tested in rats for their effect on gastric secretion and ulcer formation in Shay rats and aspirin-induced ulcer model. Doses ranging from 100 to 400 mg/kg of the extracts were used in the experiment. The fruit extract produced a dose-dependent reduction of the free acidity whereas, a significant reduction in ulcer score was observed for both aerial part and fruit extracts. Both the extracts also offered significant protection against aspirin-induced ulcers. Histopathological observations support the ulcer protective effect of Aglaia roxburghiana. The present results agree with the use of Aglaia roxburghiana in traditional medicine against gastric ulceration.
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Author(s): S Janaki S Vishwanathan V Vijayasekaran S S Parvathy T R Ramanujam D Prathiba K R Rao