Studies of medicinal plants of Sri Lanka. Part 14: Toxicity of some traditional medicinal herbs
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Studies of medicinal plants of Sri Lanka. Part 14
Abstract: 

Seventy five medicinal plants of the traditional Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia of Sri Lanka have been screened chemically for alkaloids and pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Of these, Crotolaria juncea L. was found to contain pyrrolizidine alkaloids with biological effects consistent with pyrrolizidine alkaloid toxicity. Feeding trials in rats with three plants lacking pyrrolizidine alkaloids, namely Aegle marmelos (L.) Corr., Hemidesmus indicus (L.) Ait. F. and Terminalia chebula Retz. produced hepatic lesions which included central vein abnormalities while Terminalia chebula and Withania somnifera (L.) dunal produced marked renal lesions.

Author(s): 
Arseculeratne, S. N.
Gunatilaka, A. A.
Panabokke, R. G.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Ethnopharmacol
Publication Date: 
1985-07
Publication Year: 
1985
Pages: 
323-335
Volume: 
13
Issue: 
3
ISSN: 
0378-8741
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 4058035

Turabian/Chicago Citation

S. N. Arseculeratne, A. A. Gunatilaka and R. G. Panabokke. 1985-07. "Studies of medicinal plants of Sri Lanka. Part 14: Toxicity of some traditional medicinal herbs." Journal of Ethnopharmacology 13: 3: 323-335.

Wikipedia Citation

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