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Table 1 Effects of M. micrantha aqueous extract (MAR) on gastrointestinal motility in rats

From: Laxative activities of Mareya micrantha (Benth.) Müll. Arg. (Euphorbiaceae) leaf aqueous extract in rats

Treatment Dose Percentage of distance (%)
Control 5 mL/kg 68,78 ± 4,64
Castor oil 2 mL/rat 93.71 ± 2.74***
MAR 100 mg/kg 70.54 ± 5.48
MAR 200 mg/kg 87.77 ± 1.84**
MAR 400 mg/kg 91.41 ± 2.11**
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± S.E.M (n = 5); ** p < 0.01 compared to control group; and ***p < 0.001 compared to control group.