Antiulcer and antioxidant activity of Asparagus racemosus and Withania somnifera Dunal in rats.
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2005; Bhatnagar M, Sisodia SS, Bhatnagar R. Department of Zoology, University College of Science, Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, India.
Comparative study of the antiulcer and antisecretory activity of Asparagus racemosus (Shatawari) and Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) root extract with a standard drug, ranitidine, in various models of gastric ulcer in rats is presented. Asparagus racemosus was more effective in reducing gastric ulcer in indomethacin-treated gastric ulcerative rats, whereas W. somnifera was effective in stress-induced gastric ulcer. Results obtained for both herbal drugs were comparable to those of the standard drug ranitidine.