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Journal: Asian Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences (Vol.2, No. 1)

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Page : 60-69

Keywords : diuretic; Capsicum frutescens linn; Corchorus oliturius linn; Abelmoschus esculentus;

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This experimental study was explored to determine the diuretic property of C. frutescens L., C. oliturius L., and A. esculentus L. Specifically, it sought to determine the diuretic efficacy of the different plant decoctions in white rats. The study looked into the most effective concentration in each of the experimental plant decoction. It likewise determined the significant difference of the following variables: concentration in different plant decoction and between the control and the plant decoction. Determination of the diuretic property of the three plant material was done by Rat Metabolic Cage Method using 48 albino rats. Each treatment was replicated with three (3) rats. Measurements of urine volume excreted after five hours was done to measure their effectiveness as a diuretic. Based on the gathered data, there was an increase of urine output of albino rat in the 10 ml/kg concentration of C. frutescens L. Likewise in C. oliturius L. 10 ml/kg and 7 ml/kg concentration increased the urine output of rats. While in okra, all of the four concentrations (10 ml/kg, 7 ml/kg, 4 ml/kg, and 1 ml/kg) increased the urine output. Whereas in furosemide both 7 ml/kg and 4 ml/kg had an increase. This increase of urine output shows that the three plant materials possess diuretic potential. It was also found out that no significant difference was noted within the different concentration used in increasing the urine output of rats. Similarly, in the efficacy of the three plant materials and the commercial diuretic furosemide, no significant difference was revealed

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