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Title: Analgesic activity of Mormodica dioica fruit extract in rats
Authors: Ratnasooriya, W.D.
Fernandopulle, B.M.R.
Manickavasagar, S.
Issue Date: 1994
Citation: Med. Sci. Res.. 1994; 22, 307-308
Abstract: The fruits of Mormodica dioica Roxb. (Family: cucurbitaceae and referred to as Thumba KarawJla in Sinhalese and Thumbai in Tamil) have been used in traditional medicine in Sri L a n k a as a stomachic, laxative and antipyretic, and also to treat jaundice, leprosy, tuberculosis, hypersativation and certain heart conditions [1]. One of the reasons for the use of M. dioica fruits as a stomachic could be their analgesic activity. A s yet, this possibility has not been tested. This study was initiated to investigate the analgesic potential of M. dioica fruits using an aqueous crude extract and rals as the test animals.
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