Artimisia scoparia has been used in the treatment of different disorders including ulcers. The current study was therefore designed to investigate the aerial parts of Artemisia scoparia (crude extract, total sterol and flavonoidal contents, and aqueous fraction) for its urease inhibitory potential. The crude of the plant evoked marked attenuation on urease activity, when tested in various concentrations with IC 50 values of 4.06 mg/ml. The inhibitory potential was further augmented in the aqueous fraction (IC 50 : 2.30 mg/ml) of the plant. When the total sterol and flavonoidal contents were challenged against urease, both showed concentration dependent activity; the latter showed maximum potency with IC 50 values of 8.04 and 2.10 mg/ml, respectively. In short, the aerial parts of the plant demonstrated marked antagonism on urease and thus our study validated the traditional use of Artemisia scoparia in the treatment of ulcer.
Khan, M. A., Khan, H., Tariq, S. A., & Pervez, S. (2014). Urease Inhibitory Activity of Aerial Parts of Artemisia scoparia : Exploration in an In Vitro Study . Ulcers, 2014, 1–5. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/184736