Anti inflammatory and free radical scavenging studies of Hyptis suaveolens (Labiatae)

R. Shenoy, A. Shirwaikar

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Abstract

The ethanolic extract of H. suaveolens was tested to study the effects on the inflammatory reaction, using the technique of Carageenan induced paw edema in albino rats. The extract showed significant anti inflammatory activity comparable to the reference standard Ibuprofen. Antioxidant investigations of the ethanol extract along with its fraction using nitric oxide induced free radical assay methods showed good free radical scavenging activity thereby supporting its anti-inflammatory properties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)574-577
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Drugs
Volume39
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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