Pharmacological evaluation of Hoslundia opposita extract in rodents

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

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A chloroform extract of the dried root of Hoslundia opposita was studied for its analgesic, antipyretic and antiinflammatory activities. A significant protection against the acetic acid-induced writhing response in mice, and a marked lowering of the body temperature of hyperthermic mice was observed. A significant inhibition of the carrageenan-induced rat hind paw oedema was also produced. Our preliminary screening thus confirms the folklore use of Hoslundia opposita in various ailments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-366
Number of pages3
JournalPhytotherapy Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1998
Externally publishedYes


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