The antisnake venom activities of Parkia biglobosa (Mimosaceae) stem bark extract

I U Asuzu, A L Harvey

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Abstract

Snake bites in rural Nigeria are commonly treated with plant extracts. We have studied the ability of one such traditionally used plant (Parkia biglobosa; [Jacq.] Benth., Mimosaceae) to reduce the effects of two snake venoms (Naja nigricollis, and Echis ocellatus) in several experimental models. A water-methanol extract of P. biglobosa stem bark significantly (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)763-768
Number of pages6
JournalToxicon
Volume42
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003

Keywords

  • oral administration
  • animals
  • antivenins
  • chickens
  • cobra
  • cobra venoms
  • female
  • injections
  • male
  • mice
  • phytotherapy
  • plant bark
  • plant extracts
  • medicinal plants
  • snake bites
  • intraperitoneal

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