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© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York
Bioassay of Crude Drugs for Hair Growth Promoting Activity in Mice by a New Simple Method
29 April 2008 (online)
A simple method appropriate for measuring hair growth in mice has been devised in relation to the test animal's age and body region as well as of the hair-removing technique. Four commercial hair tonics and 33 crude drugs were tested by this method for their effects on hair growth in the posterior dorsal region of 5-week-old mice. The alcoholic extracts of Cinchona succirubra (bark), Dictamnus dasycarpus (root bark), Brassica juncea (seed) and Sophora flavescens (root) were found to promote hair growth in mice.
Key Word Index
Cinchona succirubra - Dictamnus dasycarpus - Brassica juncea - Sophora flavescens - Hair Growth.