Cyperus rotundus exhibits antidiarrheal activity. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Antidiarrhoeal activity of Cyperus rotundus.
Fitoterapia. 2006 Feb;77(2):134-6. Epub 2005 Dec 20. PMID: 16376024
The methanol extract of Cyperus rotundus rhizome, given orally at the doses of 250 and 500 mg/kg b.w., showed significant antidiarrhoeal activity in castor oil induced diarrhoea in mice. Among the fractions, tested at 250 mg/kg, the petroleum ether fraction (PEF) and residual methanol fraction (RMF) were found to retain the activity, the latter being more active as compared to the control. The ethyl acetate fraction (EAF) did not show any antidiarrhoeal activity.