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Year : 1988  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 172-174

Abortifacient activity of a medicinal plant "Moringa Oleifera" in rats


Division of Toxicology, Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow - 226 001, India

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Dried powder of leaf extract of common Indian plant Moringa Oleifera of Moringaceae family was tested experimentally in albino rats in our laboratory for its antifertility activity. Cant per cent abortifacient activity was found when administered orally in aqueous solution at dose of 175 mg/kg body weight daily to Charles foster strain albino rats from days 5-10 post mated.


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