Antiinflammatory property of the leaves of Gongronema latifolium

Olugbenga Morebise, Michael A. Fafunso, J. Modupe Makinde, Olumayokun A. Olajide, E. O. Awe

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An aqueous extract of the dried leaves of Gongronema latifolium was studied for its antiinflammatory activity. The extract significantly (p < 0.05) inhibited carrageenan-induced rat paw oedema, carrageen-induced leucocyte migration in rats and dye leakage induced by intraperitoneal injection of acetic acid in mice. These results demonstrate the antiinflammatory property of G. latifolium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S75-S77
JournalPhytotherapy Research
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2002
Externally publishedYes


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