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Table 4 Laxative activity of aqueous extract of M. micrantha (MAR) in rats

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

Treatment Dose Faeces out put (g)  
   0-8 h 8 h-16 h
Control 5 mL/kg 0.748 ± 0.42 1.608 ± 0.65
Sodium picosulfate 5 mg/kg 5.090 ± 1.11** 5.415 ± 0.61**
MAR 100 mg/kg 0.892 ± 0.17 1.190 ± 0.28
MAR 200 mg/kg 3.703 ± 0.77* 4.733 ± 0.1.10*
MAR 400 mg/kg 4.829 ± 0.92** 5.217 ± 0.59**
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± S.E.M (n = 5); * p < 0.05 compared to control group; and **p < 0.01 compared to control group.