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Acute Toxicity and Diuretic Studies of the Roots of Asparagus racemosus Willd in Rats

In this study for acute toxicity and diuretic activity of the roots of Asparagus racemosus Willd in rats, it is concluded that Asparagus racemosus has not shown any toxicity at a dose of 3200 mg/kg but at this dose showed significant diuretic activity.


Objective: Asparagus racemosus Willd has been used as diuretic in Ayurveda but has not been validated by a suitable experimental model. Hence the present study was undertaken.

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e-Published: 01 Oct, 2013
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