EVALUATION OF IN VITRO ANTIUROLITHIATIC ACTIVITY OF CHLORIS BARBATA
Keywords:In vitro antiurolithiatic activity, Aqueous extract, Ethanolic extract, Urolithiasis, Chlorisbarbata, Neeri
Objective: The present study was undertaken to evaluate the in vitro antiurolithiatic activity of the medicinal plant Chloris barbata.
Methods: The crude plant extract was prepared by Soxhlet extraction method.
Results: Both Ethanolic and Aqueous extracts showed their maximum efficiencies in the dissolution of calcium oxalate crystals. Ethanolic extract was even more efficient than Aqueous extract in the dissolution of calcium oxalate crystals. Our results have clearly indicated that the Aqueous and Ethanolic leaf extracts of Chlorisbarbata were quite promising for further studies in this regard. In this study, Neeri was used as standard drug.
Conclusion: This study has given primary evidence for Chloris barbata as the plant which possess antiurolithiatic property.
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