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- Shah, Abdul Jabbar; Gilani, Anwarul-Hassan
- Journal of ethnopharmacology 2010 v.131 no.2 pp. 471-477
- guinea pigs, etc ; Acorus calamus; medicinal plants; medicinal properties; biochemical pathways; mechanism of action; bronchodilators; bronchoconstriction; respiratory tract diseases; animal models; trachea (vertebrates); tissue culture; calcium channels; ion transport; smooth muscle; muscle contraction; fractionation; solvents; potassium channels; papaverine; phosphoric diester hydrolases; enzyme inhibitors; cholinergic agents; Show all 23 Subjects
- ... Aim of the study: This study was undertaken to provide a pharmacological basis for traditional use of Acorus calamus in airways disorders. Materials and methods: Isolated guinea-pig trachea and atria were suspended in organ baths bubbled with carbogen and mechanisms were found using different parameters. Results: In isolated guinea-pig tracheal segments, crude extract of Acorus calamus was more ef ...