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Vol.7(11), pp. 504-512 , November 2013
DOI: 10.5897/AJPS11.266
ISSN: 1996-0824


Scope of medicinal flora as effective anti ulcer agents

Sandhya S.1*, Venkata Ramana K.2, Vinod K. R.1, Swapna Reddy1 and Asia Begum1

1Department of Pharmacognosy, Nalanda College of Pharmacy, Hyderabad Main Road, Cherlapally, Nalgonda-508001, Andhra Pradesh, India.

2Department of Pharmacognosy, ASN Pharmacy College, Burripalem road, Tenali, Andhra Pradesh, India.


 Accepted: 02 August 2013  Published: 30 November 2013

Copyright © 2013 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0

Gastric ulcer generally results from persistent erosions and damage of the stomach wall which become perforated and develops into peritonitis and massive haemorrhage as a result of inhibition of the synthesis of mucus, bicarbonate and prostaglandins. The commercially available antiulcer drugs usually have various side effects. Due to these side effects, there is a need to find new antiulcerogenic compound(s) with potentially less or no side effects and medicinal plants have always been the main source of new drugs for the treatment of gastric ulcer. Several hundred plant genera are used medicinally mainly in the form of herbal preparation in indigenous system of medicine in different countries for the treatment of ulcers. In this review, we have given a detailed description of ulcer and its causative factors along with medicinal plants with antiulcer potency.


Key wordsHelicobacter pylori, Meckel’s Diverticulum ulcer, gastroesophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcer disease.

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APA (2013). Scope of medicinal flora as effective anti ulcer agents. African Journal of Plant Science, 7(11), 504-512.
Chicago Sandhya S., Venkata Ramana K., Vinod K. R., Swapna Reddy and Asia Begum. "Scope of medicinal flora as effective anti ulcer agents." African Journal of Plant Science 7, no. 11 (2013): 504-512.
MLA S, et al. "Scope of medicinal flora as effective anti ulcer agents." African Journal of Plant Science 7.11 (2013): 504-512.
DOI 10.5897/AJPS11.266

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