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        Abstract - Issue Apr 2006, 27 (2)                                                                                                             Back


Anti-inflammatory and analgesic property of methanolic extract of Spinifex littoreus (Burm.f.) Merr


A. Yogamoorthi and E. Sathya Priya

Centre for Futures Studies, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry-605 014, India


(Received: 15 March, 2004 ; Accepted: 20 September, 2004)


Abstract: The methanol extract of the coastal sand-dwelling grass, Spinifex littoreus was tested for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic property using mouse assay. To ascertain the pharmacological property of each plant part (aerial and root), extracts were prepared and tested.. The results were compared with the standard analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs viz. paracetamol and dichlofenac sodium respectively. It was observed that the root extract of Spinifex littoreus was more potential in term of analgesic and anti inflammatory properties.


Key words: Spinifex littoreus, Methanol extract, Roots, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory.




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