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Nat Prod Res. 2012;26(17):1659-61. doi: 10.1080/14786419.2011.616508. Epub 2011 Oct 14.

Anti-inflammatory activity of Abutilon indicum extract.

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Shri Ramnathsingh Mahavidyalaya-Pharmacy, Gormi, Bhind 477660, Madhya Pradesh, India.


Abutilon indicum Linn. had been broadly used for its reported biological activities in indigenous system of medicine. The ethanolic extract of the whole plant of A. indicum Linn. was evaluated for its anti-inflammatory activity at doses 250, 500 and 750 mg kg⁻¹ using the carrageenan-induced paw oedema in healthy Wistar albino rats. Results of in vivo activity led to the conclusion that the ethanolic extract of A. indicum showed predominantly significant activity in a dose-dependent manner, which is comparable to the reference standard ibuprofen. The results prove the traditional use of plant in the treatment of inflammation.

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