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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 14, No. 2, 2011, pp. 125-130
Bioline Code: md11020
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2011, pp. 125-130

 en Anti-inflammatory and Antipyretic Activities of Panicum Maximum check for this species in other resources
Okokon, Jude E.; Udoh, Anwanga E.; Frank, Samuel G. & Udo, Nsikak M.


Anti-inflammatory and antipyretic activities of leaf extract of Panicum maximum check for this species in other resources were evaluated to ascertain the folkloric claim of its use in fevers and inflammatory conditions. The crude leaf extract (48 – 144 mg/kg) of Panicum maximum was investigated for anti-inflammatory and antipyretic activities using various experimental models. The extract caused a significant (p<0.05 – 0.001) dose-dependent reduction in inflammation and fever induced by different agents used. The anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effects of this plant may in part be mediated through the secondary metabolites present in the plant.

Panicum maximum, Anti-inflammatory, antipyretic

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