Screening of strawberry juice for role in fecal evacuation
Sana Sarfaraz, Ghulam Sarwar, Leena Baig, Ayesha Khalid, Wajeeha Fatima
Natural food substances have been used since ancient times for treatment of various diseases. They are easily available, cheap and possess fewer side effects. Strawberry also known as Fragaria ananassa has been known for its anti-inflammatory, lipid lowering, anti-hypertensive, anti-diabetic and anti-cancer effects. The present study has been designed to evaluate the effect of strawberry juice on fecal evacuation, so it can be incorporated in diet of chronic constipation patients, hemorrhoid patients and in those patients who face slow bowel movements. The study is carried out on albino mice of either sex weighing 18-25 gm that were first familiarized with metabolic cage and then placed in it after dosing. Mice were divided into 4 groups Standard (given Bisacodyl 5mg/60kg), Control (given 3ml distilled water) and Group III (given 0.3ml strawberry juice) and Group IV (given 0.6ml Strawberry juice). The study was carried out for 15 days. From our study, we observed control mice defecated 6 feces /24hours, Group III mice defecated 18 feces / 24 hours, Group IV mice defecated 27 feces/24hours whereas Standard’s result was 24 feces/ 24 hours. Our Study indicated that strawberry juice can relieve constipation, but the quantity should be monitored increased consumption can lead to diarrhea.
How to cite this article:
Sana Sarfaraz, Ghulam Sarwar, Leena Baig, Ayesha Khalid, Wajeeha Fatima. Screening of strawberry juice for role in fecal evacuation. Pharma Innovation 2015;4(6):07-09.