Experiment A: A dose of 350 mg/kg/day of the methanol extracts of Ruellia praetermissa was administered from every morning from day 1-9 (group 1), 9-17 (group 2), and 1-17 (group 3).
These observations indicate that Ruellia praetermissa possesses direct influence on the uterine physiology during gestation in rats.
Ruellia suffrusticosa mixed with liquid copal has been reported to produce an abortive effect when administered to pregnant women (Kritikar and Basu, 1935).
Our findings preliminary justify the use of Ruellia praetermissa in traditionally herbal medicine in Africa to regularize pregnancies threatened with miscarriages in the earlier stages.
Table 1 Reproductive and fetal parameters of the pregnant rats receiving 350 mg/kg/day of the MeOH extract of Ruellia praetermissas by forced administration in different stages of gestation.
alpha]D-galactospyranosyl glycerol hexaacetate from Ruellia brittoniana.
Anti-inflammatory and Cardiovascular effects of some chemically active principles from Ruellia praetermissa.
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme-Inhibitory Effect by Ruellia pratermissa.
In vitro purgative effects of Ruellia pratermissa Sceinf.
Tetramethylputrescine from young plants of Ruellia rosea.