Antinociceptive, Sedative and Muscle Relaxants Activity of Caralluma tuberculata N E Brown
- *Corresponding Author:
- Abdur Rauf
Institute of Chemical Sciences
University of Peshawar
Peshawar, KPK, 25120, Pakistan
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Received Date: August 27, 2013; Accepted Date: October 10, 2013; Published Date: October 17, 2013
Citation: Rauf A, Muhammad N, Barkatullah, Khan H, Abbas HF et al (2013) Antinociceptive, Sedative and Muscle Relaxants Activity of Caralluma tuberculata N E Brown. Orthop Muscul Syst 2: 131. doi: 10.4172/2161-0533.1000131
Copyright: © 2013 Rauf A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The current study was designed to assess the preliminary antinociceptive, sedative and muscle relaxants activates
of crude extract and various solvent fractions of Caralluma tuberculata using established in-vivo protocols. The results
illustrated significant (P<0.05) antinociceptive activity of extract/fractions of the plant in a dose dependent manner (50
and 100 mg/kg i.p.). When studied in open field test, the extracts and fractions of the plant demonstrated significant
(P<0.05) sedative effect. Similarly, the extracts and fractions had (P<0.05) muscle relaxant effect on traction test.
However, hexane was the only fraction which did not exhibit significant activity in either of the tests. The current
investigation, suggest that Caralluma tuberculata contain potential molecules with antinociceptive, seadtive and
muscle relaxant activities.