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Abstract

Studies on the anti-inflammatory action of bougainvillea glabra leaves.

Author(s): SN Giri, AK Biswas, BP Saha, SP Pal, M Pal
Dept. of Pharmacy, Jadavpur University, Calcutta-700 032,

Correspondence Address:
S N Giri Dept. of Pharmacy, Jadavpur University, Calcutta-700 032

Total methanolic (90 percent) extract of Boygainvillea glabra leaves was fractionated by different solvents and the fractions were tested for their anti-inflammatory action in carragenin rat paw oedema. Only petroleum-ether (60-80 degree) fraction showed significant activity when given intraperitoneally at a dose of 100 mg/kg. The choromatographic studies of the petroleum-ether fraction indicated that the anti-inflammatory activity was due to the presence of steroidal component in the leaves.