Pharmacological Effects of Gods Leaves

Herbal plants

Some time ago we began to get acquainted with the god leaves. The god’s leaf (Gynura pseudo-china DC.) Has a synonym of G. divaricata DC., G. ovalis DC., Senecio divarigata L. In many areas the god leaves have many names among others on Sumatra island known as beluntas or in some places in Malay is known as the kio tigel.

How to use.
Herbs as much as 10-15 grams on the stew and then after a cold drink. Tuber as much as 6-9 grams of boiled and then drunk. For external use, Herbs and Tubers in milled smooth and in the form of pasta. Paste it into the affected part of the body or experience the swelling.

Use of this herb can be eaten or placed on the outside of the sick. Some pharmacological effects that we can use as a reference as below.
Infusion of the leaves of the gods as much as 8 ml/kg BW with concentrations of 5%, 10%, and 15% b / v orally on guinea pigs that made fever can provide the antipyretic effect. The comparator used in this case is paracetamol.

Giving orally infusions of 10% god leaves with a dose of 1 g / kg bb in rabbit given oral glucose at a dose of 1.75 g / kg bb can lower the glucose level of virgin by 71.06%. As a comparison, in this case, is Glipzide.

Infusion of the leaves of the gods with doses of 12.5 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg and 200 mg/kg bw administered intravenously in adult white rat Wistar Galina can lower arterial blood pressure. At a dose of 50 mg/kg bb, infusion of the god leaves does not inhibit the increase in blood pressure caused by adrenaline and non-adrenaline. These hypotensive effects are not influenced by yohimbine (alpha adrenolytic), isoprenaline (sympathomimetic amines acting on beta 1 and beta 2 receptors), and acetylcholine (parasymatomimetics). Hypotensive activity may also inhibit the effects of thyramine and ephedrine.
Allegedly infusions of god leaves inhibit the working of sympathomimetic drugs that work indirectly.

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