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Title: Anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-lipid peroxidation studies on stem bark of Ficus religiosa Linn.
Authors: Sreelekshmi, R
Latha, P G
M M Arafat, M M Arafat
Shyamal, S
Shine, V J
Anuja, G I
Suja, S R
Rajasekharan, S
Keywords: Ficus religiosa
Peepal tree
Stem bark
Lipid peroxidation
Issue Date: Oct-2007
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: Int. cl.8A61K 36/00, A61P 29/00, A61K 129/00
Abstract: The methanol extract of the stem bark of Ficus religiosa Linn., The Peepal tree, was screened for its anti-inflammatory activity in Wistar albino rats and analgesic effects in Swiss albino mice. A significant inhibition of carrageenan-induced rat paw oedema, comparable to that produced by indomethacin, the standard anti-inflammatory drug, was obtained with all the three doses of the extract, tested in the present study. A significant inhibition of acetic acid-induced writhing in mice was observed with two doses of the extract. The analgesic effect was comparable to that caused by the standard drug, aspirin. The methanol extract also showed significant anti-lipid peroxidant effects in vitro.
Description: 377-381
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.6(5) [September-October 2007]

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