Cytoprotective Effect of UlGen, a Polyherbal Formulation against Physical and Chemical Factor Induced Gastric Ulcers in Wister Albino Rats
T. S. Muralidhar, Anna Balaji, Chinmay Bandopadhyay and S. L. Shantha
DOI : 10.3844/ajptsp.2009.80.84
American Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Volume 4, 2009
Problem statement: UlGen, a Polyherbal formulation, was investigated for its possible Ulcero-protective activity in ulcerogen and Cold-restraint stress induced Wister rats (Rattus rattus). Oral administration of UlGen, at a dose of 800 mg kg-1 significantly protected the onset of cold-resistance stress induced ulcerations. Approach: It significantly inhibited gastric ulceration induced by alcohol and aspirin. Control group: Alcohol 80% induced ulcer was 42.00±2.30 and in UlGen treated rats showed 10.00±1.62. Using alcian blue stain to study the mucus secretion by mucosal cells carried out histological examination of gastric glandular mucosa. Results: The volume and acidity of gastric juice in pyloric-ligated rats was reduced in treated rats. Gastric volume (mL 100 g-1) in control rats showed 4.12±0.32 and in UlGen treated rats showed 2.50±0.20. Conclusion: UlGen, Cytoprotective effect may be due to the enhancement of defensive mechanism through an improvement of gastric cytoprotection as well as acid inhibition.
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