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Search for an Herbal Medicine: Anti-inflammatory Activity of Methanolic Extract of Haldina cordifolia

Abstract

 Haldina cordifolia had been extensively used for its reported biological action in indigenous organization of medicine. The at hand investigation was carried out to discover the anti-inflammatory effect of methanolic extract of Haldina cordifolia in albino rats. The anti-inflammatory activity was evaluated by means of acute inflammatory model like carrageenan induced paw edema and chronic inflammatory model like cotton pellet induced granuloma respectively. The methanolic extract in different doses (100,200, and 400 mg/kg, p.o) exhibited dose dependent and significant anti-inflammatory activity in acute (carageenan induced hind paw edema, p<0.05) and chronic (cotton pellet granuloma formation, p<0.05) model of inflammation.

Pragyandip P Dash, Anuradha Mishra, Devdutt Chaturvedi*, Swan SR

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