Figure 1: Effects of M. pruriens extract on ulcer area (mm^{2}) and inhibition percentage (a) and alcian-blue-binding capacity (b). Ulcer area (mm^{2}) and inhibition percentage and inhibition of the gastric lesions (%) are indicated in brackets above the columns. Alcian-blue-binding capacity is defined as gastric wall mucus (GWM). Gastric wall mucus groups 1, 2, 3, and 4 represent the negative control, the extract control, the ulcer control, and the reference groups, respectively. The experimental groups are presented as groups (groups 5–8). All values are expressed as mean ± standard error mean. All values are expressed as mean ± standard error mean. Mean difference is significant at the level (one way between groups ANOVA with post hoc analysis). *Significant when compared with the group 3. ^{#}Significant when compared with the group 4.