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Abstract

Antiinflammatory Activity And Free Radical Scavenging Studies Of Aristolochia Bracteolata Lam.

Author(s): Annie Shirwaikar, A.P Somashekar

Antiinflammatory activity of the ethanol extract of the shade dried leaves of Aristolochia bracteolate lam was studied in Wistar rats by using the carrageenan induced left hind paw edema method. Significant reduction of edema volume was observed in the drug treated group when compared with the standard and untreated control. Antioxidant investigations of the ethanol extract along with its two successive fractions using nitric oxide and 1,1-diphenyl-2 picryl hydrazyl (DPPH)-induced free radical assay methods showed good free radical scavenging activity, thereby supporting its antiinflammatory properties.