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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 5, No. 3, 2002, pp. 121-124
Bioline Code: md02025
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2002, pp. 121-124

 en ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND ANALGESIC PROPERTIES OF THE RHIZOME EXTRACT OF ZINGIBER OFFICINALE
RAJI Y, UDOH U.S, OLUWADARA O.O, AKINSOMISOYE O.S, AWOBAJO O, ADESHOGA K

Abstract

The rhizome extract of Zingiber officinale check for this species in other resources was investigated for anti inflammatory and analgesic properties in albino rats and Swiss mice respectively. The extract (50 and 100 mg/kg b.w) produced significantly (P<0.05) inhibition of the carrageenan - induced rat paw oedema and a reduction in the number of writhing induced by acetic acid in mice. The results show that rhizome extract of Z. officinale possesses anti inflammatory and analgesic agent(s).

Keywords
Z. officinale, anti-inflammation, analgesic

 
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