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Table 2 Effect of aqueous extract of Aloe ferox on feed and water intake, body weight gain and fecal properties of constipated rats

From: The effect of Aloe ferox Mill. in the treatment of loperamide-induced constipation in Wistar rats

Parameters Normal control Constipated control Constipated + A. ferox (mg/kg body weight) Senokot
    50 100 200  
Feed intake 17.18 ± 1.36a 19.23 ± 3.86a 19.90 ± 1.61a 20.54 ± 1.38a 17.80 ± 1.60a 19.97 ± 3.31a
Water intake 19.62 ± 2.22a 11.72 ± 2.47b 16.57 ± 2.05a 17.24 ± 0.17a 19.79 ± 2.33a 18.14 ± 0.61a
Number of fecal Pellet 73.57 ± 4.39a 38.20 ± 2.21b 45.43 ± 1.90c 57.57 ± 1.62d 69.83 ± 4.49a 63.00 ± 3.11a
Water content of fecal pellet (ml) 1.40 ± 0.08a 1.04 ± 0.09b 1.75 ± 0.21c 1.95 ± 0.11c 2.25 ± 0.21d 2.09 ± 0.06d
Weight of fecal pellet (g) 7.14 ± 0.23a 3.34 ± 0.38b 5.72 ± 0.18c 7.42 ± 0.33a 8.10 ± 0.72a 7.31 ± 0.25a
Body weight gain (g) 15.30 ± 1.00a 33.80 ± 1.00b 14.20 ± 0.71a 13.20 ± 2.16a 12.50 ± 1.85a 15.35 ± 1.21a
  1. Data are mean ± SD values (n = 4). Row values with different superscripts from the control are significantly different (P < 0.05)