Different extracts of Punica granatum flowers (Variety: Gulnar) were tested for antibacterial and anti-diarrhoeal activities. All the extracts showed good antibacterial activity which was comparable to that of cold water extract of Punica granatum fruit rind. Cold extracts showed better anti-diarrhoeal activity than soxhlet extracts in castor oil induced diarrhoea in rats as a model. Their anti-diarrhoeal activity was comparable to that of loperamide hydrochloride.
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Swati Patil, S Prabhu, CI Jolly, S Narayanan. Antibacterial and Anti-Diarrhoel Activities of Flowers of Punica granatum Linn. Research J. Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics 2009; 1(2): 87-89.