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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
Year: 2013  |  Volume: 16  |  Issue: 20  |  Page No.: 1223 - 1225

Evaluation of Diuretic Activity of Different Extracts of Mimosa pudica Linn.

A. Baghel, D.S. Rathore and V. Gupta    

Abstract: In that study, Mimosa pudica linn was tested for diuretic activity using the lipschitz test. The ethanolic and aqoues extract of Mimosa pudica Linn. was studied at two dose level 100 and 200 mg kg-1 b.wt. Furosemide (20 mg kg-1 b.wt.) was used as standard drug in a 0.9% saline solution. Urine volumes were measured for all the groups up to 5 h. The ethanolic extract of Mimosa pudica linn was exhibited significant diuretic activity at doses of 100 and 200 mg kg-1 b.wt. by increasing total urine volume and ion concentration of Na+ k+ and Cl¯.

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