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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 9, No. 3, 2006, pp. 229-233
Bioline Code: md06037
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2006, pp. 229-233

 en Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-nociceptive Effects of Ethanolic Extract of Setaria megaphylla Leaves in Rodents
Okokon, Jude E.; Antia, Bassey S. & Ita, Basil N.

Abstract

The ethanolic leaf extract of Setaria megaphylla (100-300 mg/kg) was investigated for pharmacological properties against egg white albumin - induced inflammation, Chemical as well as thermal- induced pain. The extract demonstrated a dose – dependent anti- inflammatory and antinociceptive activities. These activities were comparable to that of ASA (100mg/kg). The leaf extract possess anti inflammatory and analgesic properties, which can be exploited in health care

Keywords
Setaria megaphylla, anti inflammatory, analgesic.

 
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