The Antiinflammatory and Antiarthritic Properties of Ethanol Extract of Hedera helix
Department of Zoology, St. Joseph's College, Darjeeling 734 104, India
Anuradha Rai Department of Zoology, St. Joseph's College, Darjeeling 734 104 India E‑mail: [email protected]
The ethanol Hedera helix plant extract was tested for its antiinflammatory properties. Intraperitoneal injections of 7.5 ml/kg wt ethanol extract showed antiinflammatory activity with 88.89% inhibition as compared to reference drug diclofenac, which showed 94.44% inhibition in formalin-induced paw oedema. As formalin-induced paw oedema closely resembles human arthritis, the antiarthritic property of ethanol extract of Hedera helix was also investigated. The visible reduction in arthritic symptoms by extract of Hedera helix suggests the potential of the plant extract against inflammation and arthritis.