| RESEARCH ARTICLE
|Year : 2009 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 87-88
Studies on anti-inflammatory effect of aqueous extract of leaves of Holoptelea integrifolia, Planch. in rats
Shrinivas Sharma, KS Lakshmi, Arjun Patidar, Abhinav Chaudhary, Sanjay Dhaker
Department of Pharmacology, SRM College of Pharmacy, SRM University, SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur - 603 203, Tamil Nadu, India
Objectives: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the anti-inflammatory properties of aqueous extract of the leaves of H. integrifolia, Planch.
Materials and Methods: The hind paw edema was produced in rats by subplanter injection of carageenan. The aqueous extract of H. integrifolia, Planch. (AHI) at dose (250 and 500 mg/kg p.o) was given to observe % inhibition of paw edema which were comparable with indomethacin (10 mg/kg p.o) used as a reference drug.
Results: The extract administered orally at doses of 250 and 500 mglkg p.o produced a significant (P < 0.05) dose dependent inhibition of edema formation
Conclusions: A significant % inhibition of paw edema by the aqueous extract of leaves of H. integrifolia, Planch. and its almost nearby same % inhibition with indomethacin suggest its usefulness as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Department of Pharmacology, SRM College of Pharmacy, SRM University, SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur - 603 203, Tamil Nadu
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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