alexa Abstract | 12. Analgesic Activity of Sphaeranthus indicus Linn

International Journal of Drug Development and Research
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Abstract

The ethanol extracts of the whole plant Sphaeranthus indicus Linn. (ALSI) (Compositae) was tested for analgesic activity by tail immersion method in rat models. The test extracts were tested at 250 mg and 500 mg/kg body weight. The analgesic activity was assessed by keeping pentazocine 10 mg/kg as standard drug. The parameters studied were tail withdrawal reflex and percentage protection. In tail immersion method ALSI pretreatment caused significant increase in analgesic activity and percentage protection found was 66.6 and 67.4 respectively. The result suggested that ALSI possess significant and dose dependent analgesic activity.

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Author(s): P Malairajan G Venu Babu A Saral S Mahesh Gitanjali

Keywords

Analgesic activity, tail immersion, Sphaeranthus indicus

 
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