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Abstract

Diuretic And Antiinflammatory Activities Of Aerval Lanata In Rats

Author(s): T Vetrichelvan, M Jegadeesan, Senthil M Palaniappan, N. P Murali, K Sasikumar

Alcoholic extract of Aerva lanata was tested for diuretic activity, while the effect of benzene and alcoholic extracts of A. lanata were investigated in the rat to evaluate the antiinflammatory activity. Carrageenan-induced rat hind paw edema method was employed to test antiinflammatory activity. Alcoholic extract (800 mg/kg) produced inhibition of carrageenan-induced rat paw edema (P<0.05). The parameters measured for diuretic activity were total urine volume, sodium, potassium and chloride content. The results clearly indicate that the alcoholic extract at a dose of 800 mg/kg act as diuretic, with respect to control.