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Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics
Year : 2015, Volume : 7, Issue : 3
First page : ( 129) Last page : ( 134)
Print ISSN : 0975-4407. Online ISSN : 2321-5836.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5836.2015.00024.5

Evaluation of Anti-diabetic and Anti-inflammatory activities of ethanolic extract of whole plant of Inula racemosa

Sam Sanu G.1,*, Kumar Anjan1, Babu Veeresh D.1, Swamy Narayana V.B2

1Department of Pharmacology, Karavali College of Pharmacy, Mangalore

2Department of Pharmacognosy, Karavali College of Pharmacy, Mangalore

*Corresponding Author E-mail: sanugsam@gmail.com

Online published on 29 October, 2015.


The present study was designed to evaluate the antidiabetic and anti-inflammatory activity of ethanolic extract of whole plant of “Inula racemosa” using different animal models. Antidiabetic activity was evaluated by using various two animal models. The alloxan induced diabetes method and streptozocin induced diabetes method along with biochemical parameters like SALP, SGPT, SGOT, Triglycerides, Total proteins were employed to investigate antidiabetic potential of Inula racemosa. Anti-inflammatory activity was evaluated using formalin induced paw edema model and croton oil ear edema model. Carrageenan induced paw edema model uses change in paw volume of control, test, and standard respectively to find out percentage inhibition of edema. The study revealed that the whole plant of “Inula racemosa” possess a significant anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory activity.



Inula racemosa, alloxan induced diabetes method, Streptozocin induced diabetes method, formalin induced paw edema model, croton oil ear edema model.


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