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Assessment of immunomodulatory activity of Euphorbia hirta L.

Author(s): K Vijaya Ramesh1, K Padmavathi2
1Department of Botany, Quaid-e-Millath Government Arts College, Chennai-600 002, India 2Department of Microbiology, University of Madras, Chennai, India

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Immune system is the major target for development of treatment strategies to improve the management of infections. Many species of Indian medicinal plants have been reported to possess active principles with immunomodulating properties. Euphorbia hirta, a pantropic herb has been reported to be pharmacologically active. This study reports one another not widely reported property of the plant, immunomodulatory activity, which has been proved using simple techniques like the macrophage activity testing, carbon clearance test and mast cell de-granulation assay.

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