alexa Antiinflammatory, analgesic and antioxidant activities of the fruit of Foeniculum vulgare.
Chemistry

Chemistry

Journal of Experimental Food Chemistry

Author(s): Choi EM, Hwang JK, Choi EM, Hwang JK

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Abstract Oral administration (200 mg/kg) of Foeniculum vulgare fruit methanolic extract exhibited inhibitory effects against acute and subacute inflammatory diseases and type IV allergic reactions and showed a central analgesic effect. Moreover, it significantly increased the plasma superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase activities and the high density lipoprotein-cholesterol level. On the contrary, the malondialdehyde (MDA) (as a measure of lipid peroxidation) level was significantly decreased in F. vulgare fruit methanolic extract group compared to the control group (P<0.05). These results seems to support the use of F. vulgare fruit methanolic extract in relieving inflammation. This article was published in Fitoterapia and referenced in Journal of Experimental Food Chemistry

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