Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull. 1998 Apr; 24(1): 6-9.
Effect of Nelumbo nucifera rhizome extract on the gastrointestinal tract of rat.
Department of Physiology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh.
Extract of Nelumbo nucifera rhizome (RNN) was used as anti-diarrheal agent to combat the diarrhea in experimental rats. The RNN extract in graded doses (100, 200, 400 and 600 mg/kg body wt.) reduced not only the frequency of defecation, wetness of fecal dropping and PGE2 induced enteropooling but also the propulsive movements of charcoal meal significantly.