Bhupalam Pradeepkumar1,Y Padmanabha Reddy1, N Devanna1, K Somasekhar Reddy1, A Sudheer1, G Naresh Babu2
1Raghavendra Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Anantapuramu-515721, Andhra Pradesh, India.
2Balaji College of Pharmacy, Anantapuramu-515001, Andhra Pradesh, India.
A B S T R A C T
The anti ulcer activity of Polyalthia longifolia has been carried out in albino rats. Antiulcer activity of ethanolic extract of leaves was studied in rats, in which gastric ulcers were induced by oral administration of indomethacine (20 mg/kg). The extract was administered in the dose of 100 mg and 200 mg/kg to the test group of animals for three consecutive days. The rats were subjected for ulcer index and gastric acid evaluation. The reduction of ulcer index as well as gastric acid output in extract treated animals was found to be statistitically significant with respect to control animals. The extract exhibited ulcer protection activity in dose dependant manner.
Keywords: Polyalthia longifolia, anti ulcer, indomethacine induced ulcer, ulcer index.