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Pharmacognosy Journal, 2010; 2(8):207–210
Original Article | doi:Nill

Acute toxicity studies of Some Indian Medicinal plants


Authors and affiliation (s):

Vijaya Chavan Lobo*, Anita Phatak, Naresh Chandra

Abstract:

Terminalia bellerica (Gertn.) Roxb. fruits, Moringa pterigosperma (Gaertn) leaves, Cassia tora Linn.leaves. The acute toxicity study was studied on Swiss mice with a dose of 3 and 5 g/Kg body weight orally. The single administration exposure of the whole plant powder in the form of aqueous slurry on Swiss mice was carried out and the exposure route was oral with water as a vehicle. The observations of changes in body weight, food and water intake as well as cage side observations were reported. The plants were found to be nontoxic.

Key words: Terminalia bellerica, Moringa pterigosperma, Cassia tora, acute toxicity.

 

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