Diuretic activity of leaves of Erythrina indica Lam

M. Jesupillai, S. Jasemine, M. Palanivelu


Erythrina indica Lam is used in the traditional medicine as diuretic. In the present study, the diuretic activity of Ethanol, Chloroform
and Ethyl acetate extract of leaves of Erythrina indica Lam was studied and the activity was compared with furosemide as standard.
All the three extract exhibited signifi cant diuretic activity as evidenced by increased total urine volume and the urine concentration of Na+, K+ and Cl-. Th e result thus supports the use of Erythrina indica as diuretic agent.
Key words: Diuretic activity, erythrina indica, fl avonoids, leaves, papilionaceae

Full Text:



Nadkarni KM, Nadkarni AK. Indian materia medica, Mumbai

Popular Prakashan 1992;1:508.

Kiritikar KR, Basu BD. Indian medicinal plants. 2nd ed. Vol 1.

Dehradun: Lalit Mohan Basu;, 1991. p. 1091.

Joshi SG. Indian medicinal plants. Oxford: IBH Publishers; 2000.

p. 198.

Trease GE, Evans WC. Pharmacognosy. 13th ed. Delhi, India: ELBS

Publication; 1989. p. 171.

Harborne JB. Phytochemical methods: A guide to modern

techniques of plant analysis. 2nd ed. New York: Chapman and

Hall; 1984. p. 85.

Lipschitz WL, Haddian Z, Kepscar A. Bioassay of diuretics.

J Pharmacol Exp Ther 1943;79:110.

Vogal. Textbook of quantitative analysis of chemical analysis. 5th

ed. England: Addition Wesley Longman Ltd; 1989. p. 801.

Becket BH, Stenlake JB. Practical pharmaceutical chemistry. Part-1,

st ed. New Delhi, India: CBS Publishers and Distributors; 1997.


Kavimani S, Ilango R, Gurubatham J, Jaykar B, Majumber UK,

Gupta M. Acetylcholine antagonistic action of aqueous extract of

orthosiphon thymiß orus. Indian J Pharm Sci 1997;59:271-2.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22377/ijgp.v2i4.9


  • There are currently no refbacks.