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Table 1 Effect of daily intake of the methanol/methylene chloride stem bark extract of S. barteri on food consumption in mice according to sex and dose

From: Toxicological studies of stem bark extract from Schefflera barteri Harms (Araliaceae)

Sexes Dose (g/kg) Food consumption (g)
   Week 1 Week 2
Male 0 4.88 ± 0.16a 5.38 ± 0.31a
2 4.07 ± 0.13b 4.76 ± 0.23b
4 4.08 ± 0.22b 4.64 ± 0.12b
8 2.83 ± 0.49c 3.58 ± 0.18c
16 2.54 ± 0.38c 3.30 ± 0.08c
Female 0 5.41 ± 0.26a 6.32 ± 0.13a
2 4.50 ± 0.33b 5.21 ± 0.44b
4 3.94 ± 0.46c 4.70 ± 0.09c
8 3.75 ± 0.47c 4.26 ± 0.15d
16 3.71 ± 0.52c 4.00 ± 0.88d
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± S.E.M. n = 5. Values for a given group in a line followed by same letter as superscript are not significantly different according to Waller Duncan’s multiple comparison test (P < 0.05).