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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   3

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2010

Pages :   289-290

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Diuretic Activity of Cinnamomum tamala Leaves

Address:   Aravind V. Bendre*, Manoj S. Tare, Hemant V. Kamble, Anujah N. Patil and Kishan G. Bhalodia
Dept. of Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy, S.T. College of Pharmacy, Shirur Dist. Pune-412210 (M.S.) India
*Corresponding Author
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The decoction of the leaves of Cinamomum tamala of family Lauraceae widely used in the field of medicine for the treatment of vitiated conditions of vata, diarrhea, proctitis, proctalgia. Preliminary phytochemical investigation of alcoholic and water extracts of the leaves of Cinnamomum tamala showed the presence of flavonoids, sterols, tannins and glycosides. The aqueous and ethanolic extracts of Cinnamomum tamala leaves were investigated for its diuretic activity tested in albino rats. Results revealed that both the alcoholic and aqueous extracts showed significant diuretic activity at a dose of 500mg/kg body weight by increasing the total volume of urine and concentrations of potassium and sodium salts in urine as compared to the standard drug frusemide.
Cinamomum tamala, diuretic, frusemide, albino rats.
Aravind V Bendre, Manoj S Tare, Hemant V Kamble, Anujah N Patil, Kishan G Bhalodia. Diuretic Activity of Cinnamomum tamala Leaves. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 3(1): Jan.-Mar. 2010; Page 289-290.
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