Login   |  Users Online: 147 Home Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
Search Article 
  
Advanced search 
   Home | About us | Editorial board | Search | Ahead of print | Current issue | Archives | Submit article | Instructions | Subscribe | Contacts
RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 175-180

Toxicological evaluation of Cynoglossum glochidiatum Wall. ex. Benth (Tejaraj), a folklore aphrodisiac medicinal plant


1 Reader, Dept. of Dravyaguna, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India
2 Head-Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India
3 Ex. Professor of Physiology, MP Shah Medical College, Jamnagar, India
4 Head-Dept. of Dravyaguna, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India
5 Head-Pharmacology Laboratory, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India

Correspondence Address:
R N Acharya
Reader, Dept. of Dravyaguna, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Roots of Cynoglossum glochidiatum Wall.ex. Benth of Family Boraginaceae identified as source plant of Tejaraj is being used by tribal people of Orissa (Kandha) for treating male sexual dysfunctions and infertility. A pharmacological study was carried out to evaluate toxic effect (if any) of the root of C. glochidiatum in two phases i.e. short term(15 days) in high dose(2500 mg./kg.) and long term (60 days) in human equivalent dose (500 mg./kg.) in albino rats. The parameters studied were ponderal, haematological, biochemical and histopathological changes. The test drug did not produce any mortality or significant toxic effect on different organs except for producing increase in blood urea level and moderate fatty degenerative changes in liver.


[PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed634    
    Printed51    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded211    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal