Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2768

Short Communication

Effects of Phyllanthus amarus on litter traits in albino rats

Hannah Etta
Biological Science Department, Cross River University of Technology, Calabar, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 28 March 2008
  •  Published: 31 August 2008



The results revealed that ethanol extract of the whole plant of Phyllanthus amarusreduced the litter size and weight of albino rats at birth, especially at high doses. Doses administered intraperitoneally were 100, 150 and 200 mg/kg bw. Treatments significantly (P< 0.05) affected the litter size and litter weight at birth.


Key words: Phyllanthus amarus, litter size, litter weight, albino rat.