Abstract: To investigate the effects of Radix Puerariae water Extract (RPE) on exercise-induced fatigue, 96 mice were randomly divided into four groups: Normal Control (NC), Low dose RPE Treated (LRT), Middle dose RPE Treated (MRT) and High dose RPE Treated (HRT) groups. The mice in the treated groups received RPE (2, 4 and 8 g kg-1, ig) and the mice in the normal control group received drinking water ig for 4 weeks. The exhaustive swimming time, Blood Lactic Acid (BLA), Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN), Hemoglobin (Hb) and liver glycogen were determined after swimming test. The results indicated that RPE had significant anti-fatigue effects on mice. It extended the exhaustive swimming time of mice, increased the Hb and liver glycogen contents and decreased BLA and BUN contents.
ZhongXin Xu and Chunfang Wang, 2012. Effects of Radix puerariae (Ge Gen) Water Extract on Exercise-Induced Fatigue in Mice. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 11: 1722-1726.