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Table 5 Effect of crude methanolic extract of the seeds of B. nigra on the body weights of P. berghei infected mice in prophylactic test

From: Antimalarial activity of 80 % methanolic extract of Brassica nigra (L.) Koch. (Brassicaceae) seeds against Plasmodium berghei infection in mice

Treatments Doses Body Weight (gm)
D1-Weight D7-Weight Wt Change (%)
Distilled water 10 ml/kg 24.94 ± 1.99 24.48 ± 2.00 −1.84
Brassica nigra seed extract 100 mg/kg 26.80 ± 0.99 27.00 ± 0.94 0.75
200 mg/kg 25.84 ± 2.42 26.06 ± 2.50 0.85
400 mg/kg 28.10 ± 1.56 28.42 ± 1.68 1.14
Chloroquine 10 mg/kg 26.86 ± 1.13 27.34 ± 1.17 1.79a1
  1. Values are expressed as Mean ± SEM; n = 5. Where a = as compared to negative control and 1 = P < 0.05