Antidiarrheal activity of ethanolic bark extract of <i>Mitragyna diversifolia</i>

  • - Jebunnessa Department of Botany, University of Chittagong, Chittagong 4331
  • Shaikh Bokhtear Uddin Department of Botany, University of Chittagong, Chittagong 4331
  • M. Mahabub-Uz-Zaman BCSIR Laboratories, Chittagong, Chittagong 4220
  • Rasheda Akter BCSIR Laboratories, Chittagong, Chittagong 4220
  • Nazim Uddin Ahmed BCSIR Laboratories, Chittagong, Chittagong 4220
Keywords: Antidiarrheal activity, Barium sulfate milk, Castor oil, Mitragyna diversifolia


The ethanolic bark extract of Mitragyna diversifolia showed significant (p<0.05) antidiarrheal activity on gastrointestinal motility with barium sulfate milk model and castor oil- induced diarrheal model in rats. These result obtained revealed that the bark extract possess pharmacological activity against diarrhea and may possibly explain the use of the plant in traditional medicine.


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- Jebunnessa, Department of Botany, University of Chittagong, Chittagong 4331
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How to Cite
Jebunnessa, -, S. Uddin, M. Mahabub-Uz-Zaman, R. Akter, and N. Ahmed. “Antidiarrheal Activity of Ethanolic Bark Extract of <i>Mitragyna Diversifolia</I&gt;”. Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology, Vol. 4, no. 2, Oct. 2009, pp. 144-6, doi:10.3329/bjp.v4i2.2801.
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