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International Journal of Phytomedicine and Phytotherapy

Table 3 Effect of MCFL on charcoal meal test

From: Anti-diarrheal activity and brine shrimp lethality bioassay of methanolic extract of Cordyline fruticosa (L.) A. Chev. leaves

Groups Dose Mean length of intestine (cm) ± SEM Mean distance traveled by charcoal meal (cm) ± SEM Mean% movement of charcoal ±SEM after 30 min % Inhibition
Control 10 mL/kg 43.60 ± 1.56 30.40 ± 1.93 69.74 ± 3.71 0.00 ± 0.00
Atropine sulfate 5 mg/kg 48.20 ± 2.28 12.74 ± 3.09 27.26 ± 8.12 58.84 ± 9.11
MCFL 200 mg/kg 44.30 ± 1.65 25.9 ± 1.41 52.71 ± 7.03 14.46 ± 4.59
MCFL 400 mg/kg 44.80 ± 2.10 21.5 ± 2.86 47.89 ± 5.66 26.32 ± 12.92
MCFL 800 mg/kg 46.90 ± 1.98 19.3 ± 1.40 40.83 ± 2.14 34.87 ± 6.82
  1. cm, centimeter; the values are mean ± SEM., n = 5. P < 0.05 vs control (Dunnett’s t-test). MCFL Methanolic extract of Cordyline fruticosa leaves