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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 5, No. 1, 2008, pp. 27-31
Bioline Code: tc08005
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2008, pp. 27-31

 en ANALGESIC AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ACTIVITIES OF ASPARAGUS AFRICANUS check for this species in other resources ROOT EXTRACT
Hassan, H.S.; Ahmadu, A. A. & Hassan, A. S.

Abstract

The methanolic extract of the roots of Asparagus africanus Lam (Liliaceae) which contains mainly saponins and carbohydrate showed significant analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities (P<0.05) in the tail-flick/hot-plate test and egg albumen-induced rat paw oedema tests that were comparable to the test drugs (morphine 20mg/kg and indomethacin 50mg/kg respectively). These results indicate that the extract possesses analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Keywords
Asparagus africanus, roots, analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities

 
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