Experimental Study on Laxative Action of Qiongyu Gao in Mice
Wen Suping,et al. (Secton of Basic Sicence)
The laxative action of Qiongyu Gao in mice was investigated. The resultsshowed that the preparation, at dosages of 2.5g/kg and 10g/kg, increasedthe quantity of feces (p 0.01) and the wet weights and the water contentsof the small and large intestines (p0.005-0.001) in mice with constipationinduced by dehydration. Besides, it also improved the retarded transport ofa charcoal meal induced by atropine, but didn't interfere with normalgastrointestinal motility. The results suggest that Qiongyu Gao have theaction of moistening the intestine and relaxing the bowels for the consti-pation of dry-heat type.