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Evaluation of the acute toxicity, phytochemical constituents and anti - ulcer properties of methanolic leaf extract of Annona muricata in mice

Valentine Uneojo Omoja, Thelma Ebele Ihedioha, Gabriel Ifeanyi Eke, Iheanyi K Peter-Ajuzie, Samuel Ekere Okezie.

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Abstract
This study investigated the acute toxicity, phytochemical constituents and anti - ulcer properties of methanolic leaf extract of Annona muricata in mice. The anti - ulcer activity was evaluated using absolute ethanol-induced ulcer and aspirin-induced ulcer models in mice. An LD50 of 354.8 8 mg/kg body weight, bw of the extract was obtained on oral administration. Investigation of the phytochemical constituents of the plant extract revealed the presence of saponins, alkaloids and traces of tannins. All doses of the extract (50, 75 and 100 mg/kg) used for the study significantly reduced (p

Key words: Acute, anti - ulcer, Annona muricata, cimetidine



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