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Table 4 Evolution of food consumptions of rats after single administration of the aqueous extract from A. cordifolia

From: Antibacterial activities and toxicological study of the aqueous extract from leaves of Alchornea cordifolia (Euphorbiaceae)

  Food Intake (g/week)
Sex Dose (g/kg) week 1 Week 2
Males 0 58.10 ± 2.12a 56.14 ± 2.03b
2 56.05 ± 3.99a 57.26 ± 1.18b
4 53.34 ± 2.21ab 58.12 ± 0.31b
8 48.26 ± 2.15b 75.00 ± 1.32a
Females 0 53.62 ± 1.13a 54.36 ± 2.00b
2 45.76 ± 4.33ab 55.50 ± 2.45b
4 40.75 ± 3.98b 62.02 ± 4.90a
  1. Tabulated values are mean ± SEM of five trials. Values of the same column with different letters are significantly different at P < 0.05