DEBIPRASAD GHOSH, PRASENJIT MITRA, TANAYA GHOSH AND PRASANTA KUMAR MITRA
Anti peptic ulcer activity of the leaves of Amaranthus spinosus L., a plant of Eastern Himalaya, was studied in peptic ulcer models in rats. Gastric and duodenal ulcers were induced by ethanoland cysteamine respectively. Results were compared with omeprazole, a known drug for peptic ulcer. It wasfound out that theleaves of Amaranthus spinosus L. exerted anti peptic ulcer activity against ethanol and cysteamine induced peptic ulcerations but the activity was less than that of omeprazole.