Evaluation of laxative activity of Chitrakadi vati, an ayurvedic formulation in rats

B.S. Ashok Kumar, L. Deepa, K. Lakshman, K.V. Satish, K.B. Chandra Shekar, V.B. Narayan Swamy

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Abstract

Chitrakadi vati is well known ayurvedic formulation widely used for the treatment of constipation. So there is scientific validation the present study was evaluation of laxative activity of aqueous extract of Chitrakadi vati in rats. Laxative activity was assessed by increase in weight of faecal out put at 8 and 16th after the administration of extract. Senna was used as reference standard. The results of the study revealed that, the Chitrakadi vati exhibited significant laxative activity. This study thus justifies the traditional use of the Chitrakadi vati.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)420-423
Number of pages4
JournalPharmacologyonline
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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