Analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effects of Bryophyllum pinnatum

O. A. Olajide, S. O. Awe, J. M. Makinde

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Abstract

A methanolic extract of B. pinnatum leaves has been studied for anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic activities in animal models. The extract produced a significant inhibition of carrageenan-induced paw oedema, a significant reduction in cotton pellet granuloma in rats, an inhibition of acetic acid - induced writhing in mice, and a significant dose-dependent reduction of yeast-induced pyrexia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-252
Number of pages4
JournalFitoterapia
Volume69
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 1998
Externally publishedYes

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