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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 6, No. 4, 2009, pp. 554 - 559
Bioline Code: tc09047
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2009, pp. 554 - 559

 en Anti-Allergic, Anti-pruritic, And Anti-Inflammatory Activities Of Centella asiatica check for this species in other resources Extracts
George, Mathew; Joseph, Lincy & Ramaswamy

Abstract

This study investigated antipruritic and anti-inflammatory effect of Centella asiatica check for this species in other resources extract in rats and anti-allergic in vitro using sheep ( Capra hircus check for this species in other resources ) serum method and compound 48/80 induced mast cell degranulation method, compared with standard drug ketotifen fumarate. In rats, extract of Centella asiatica administered orally was examined for anti-pruritic study and chlorpheniramine maleate was used as standard drug while carageenan paw induced inflammatory method was used for the antiinfammatory study. The results show that the extracts of Centella asiatica exhibited antiallergic, anti-pruritic and anti-inflammatory activities.

Keywords
Anti-pruritic, Anti-allergic, Anti-inflammatory, Centella asiatica extract.

 
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