| SHORT COMMUNICATION
|Year : 2000 | Volume
| Issue : 6 | Page : 375-377
Antiinflammatory activity of Curcuma amada Roxb. In albino rats
AM Mujumdar, DG Naik, CN Dandge, HM Puntambekar
Objectives: To study the antiinflammatory activity of Curcuma amada rhizome extract in albino rats.
Methods: Rhizomes of Curcuma amada were extracted and subjected to spectroscopic studies. The extract was screened for antiinflammatory activity in albino rats using acute carrageenan paw oedema and chronic granuloma pouch model.
Results: The extract showed presence of chemical compounds with hydroxyl, ester, carbonyl and olefin funtionalities and exhibited dose dependant antiinflammatory activity in acute and chronic models.
Conclusions: The extract of Curcuma amada rhizomes showed antiinflammatory activity in acute and chronic administration in albino rats.
A M Mujumdar
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None