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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2005 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 479-481
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2005.479.481
 
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Preliminary Phytochemical and Pharmacological Studies on the Rind of Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.)

Mohammed A. Al-Yahya

Abstract:
The anti-inflammatory activity of an ethanolic extract of Punica granatum (pomegranate) rind on inflammation induced by carrageenan and cotton pellets implantation in rats; the effect of rind extract was also examined in aspirin and necrotizing agents-induced gastric mucosal damage in fasted rats. Oral administration of pomegranate rind at a dose of 500 mg kg-1 body weight showed a significant anti-inflammatory activity in rats. The extract exacerbated the intensity of gastric ulcers induced by aspirin. A preliminary phytochemical screening of rind of pomegranate revealed the presence of alkaloids, tannins, saponins sterols and/or triterpenes. The findings suggests that the rind extract possesses an anti-inflammatory activity through the inhibiting the prostaglandin biosynthesis in laboratory animals.
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How to cite this article:

Mohammed A. Al-Yahya , 2005. Preliminary Phytochemical and Pharmacological Studies on the Rind of Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.). Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 8: 479-481.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2005.479.481

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2005.479.481

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