Antisecretory and analgesic activities of Terminalia bellerica

Arif Ullah Khan, Anwarul Hassan Gilani

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This study describes the antisecretory and analgesic activities of the crude extract of Terminalia bellerica (Tb.Cr). T. bellerica extract inhibited the castor oil-induced intestinal fluid secretion in mice at the dose range of 300 - 1000 mg/kg. The extract also dose-dependently (50 - 100 mg/kg) reduced the numbers of acetic acid-mediated writhes in mice. These results indicate that T. bellerica exhibit antisecretory and anti-nociceptive effects, hence justifying its medicinal use in diarrhea and pain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2717-2719
Number of pages3
JournalAfrican Journal of Biotechnology
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Analgesia
  • Intestinal secretion
  • Terminalia bellerica


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