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Submitted: 17 August 2011 Modified: 17 August 2011
HERDIN Record #: PCHRD08171109083634

Bioassay of indigenous plant products used in traditional folk medicine.

Abstract

Analgesic order 8301, bioassay procedures for analgesic was developed using a device to measure/record animal responses to painful stimulus. Preliminary trials of charcoal tracing methods in measuring antidiarrheal effects, and sensitivity of method in measuring dose-response relationships was done. A cough chamber was also designed for measuring antitussive effects of plant products. (Author)

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Objectives

The project aims to set up a bioassay laboratory for medicinal products from indigenous plant materials; develop standard bioassay procedures in animals for determining pharmacological potencies of various medicinal plant products; and determine comparative pharmacological potencies of different batches of medicinal plant preparations. It seeks to assure th quality and safety of mass produced medicinal plant products; and develop and train manpower for the expansion and regionalization of medicinal plant research, education, and utilization.

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