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Trends in Medical Research
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 10-15
DOI: 10.3923/tmr.2008.10.15
 
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Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Screening of Newbouldia laevis Flower in Rodents

H. Usman, A.H. Yaro and M.M. Garba

Abstract:
Analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of the ethanolic flower extract of Newbouldia laevis were studied in rodents. Investigations were carried out on acetic acid-induced writhing in mice and carrageenan-induced hind paw oedema in rats. The results showed that the ethanol extract possessed significant (p< 0.001) anti-nociceptive activity between 50 and 200 mg kg-1 intraperitoneally (i.p.) in mice and also dose dependent anti-inflammatory activity between 50 and 200 mg kg-1 (i.p.) in rats. These effects were compared favourably with that expressed by ketoprofen (10 mg kg-1 i.p). From the results obtained, although relatively toxic the extract exhibited highest anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities at the dosage of 200 mg kg-1 (i.p.). These data corroborate with the traditional use of this plant in the treatment of rheumatic pain and other types of pain reported in traditional medicine.
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How to cite this article:

H. Usman, A.H. Yaro and M.M. Garba, 2008. Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Screening of Newbouldia laevis Flower in Rodents. Trends in Medical Research, 3: 10-15.

DOI: 10.3923/tmr.2008.10.15

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=tmr.2008.10.15

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