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Abstract

Anti-inflammatory activity of the saponifiable fraction of the petroleum ether extract of the root of lxora coccinea linn.

Author(s): V Padmaja, C RS Nair, PV Panicker, A Hisham
College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram-695 011

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V Padmaja College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram-695 011

The saponifiable fraction of the petroleum ether extract of the root of lxora coccinea Linn (Rubiaceae) was found to possess anti-inflammatory activity in carrageenan induced paw oedema in albino rats. The bio-assay guided fractionation of the saponifiable fraction was carried out and the active fraction was found to contain both saturated and unsaturated fatty acids.