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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2009, Volume : 2, Issue : 4
First page : ( 868) Last page : ( 869)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.

Anti inflammatory activity of Folklore: Pithecellobium dulce Benth

Sugumaran M.1,*, Vetrichelvan T.1, Quine S. Darlin2

1Adhiparasakthi College of Pharmacy, Melmaruvathur-603319

2School of Chemical and Biotechnology, SASTRA University, Thanjavur-613402

*Corresponding Author E-mail: murugesansugumaran@yahoo.com

Online published on 8 April, 2013.

Abstract

Ethanolic and aqueous leaf extracts of Pithecellobium dulce were studied for its anti-inflammatory activity using carrageenan –induced paw edema in rats. Both extracts showed significant anti-inflammatory activity by lowering paw volume at the tested dose level. The aqueous extract showed more activity than the ethanol extract which was comparable to diclofenac sodium, a standard anti-inflammatory drug.

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Keywords

Pithecellobium dulce, anti-inflammatory activity, carrageenan –induced paw edema.

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