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Antihistamine Extract from Garden Slugs

Demonstration of Antihistamine Properties with AST-1: A Bioactive Extract from Garden Slugs (Diplosolenodes occidentalis)

A bioactive extract from parched and ground garden slugs has H1-antihistamine properties which inhibited contraction of guinea pig in vitro tracheal muscle preparation and cutaneous allergic responses. These effects may be the scientific basis of a folklore use of slug material to control asthmatic attack that is most likely associated with allergy.


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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013
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