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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 3, No. 1, 2006, pp. 90-94
Bioline Code: tc06010
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2006, pp. 90-94

 en Short communication- ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND ANTIPYRETIC ACTIVITIES OF HEMIDESMUS INDICUS check for this species in other resources ROOT EXTRACT
Lakshman K, Shivaprasad H N, Jaiprakash B and Mohan S

Abstract

The methanolic extracts of Hemidesmus indicus check for this species in other resources (Asclepiadaceae) root (100, 200 and 400 mg/kg orally) were tested in carrageenan-induced rat paw oedema and brewer's yeast-induced pyrexia in rats to assess their anti-inflammatory and antipyretic activities respectively. The paw volumes and pyrexia in rats were reduced significantly (P < 0.05) compared to that of control. These results indicate that the extracts possess anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties.

Keywords
Hemidesmus Indicus, Anti-inflammatory and Antipyretic activity.

 
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