alexa Abstract | Phytochemical and pharmacological investigation of ethanol extract of Cissampelos Pareira

Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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In this study, the ethanol extract of Cissampelos pareira has been evaluated. The extract was tested for analgesic properties using both hot plate and acetic acid-induced writhing methods. Antiinflammatory effect was investigated using two different doses of 250 and 500 mg/kg body weight on Evans rats by carrageenan-induced paw edema test. The antipyretic activity was evaluated using Brewer's yeast-induced pyrexia in Wistar rats. The phytochemical screening of the extract of Cissampelos pareira exhibited the presence of several phytochemical compounds including saponins, gums and carbohydrates, reducing sugars, alkaloids and terpenoids. Ethanol extract of Cissampelos pareira exhibited significant analgesic, antiinflammatory and antipyretic activity in a dose-dependent manner. The results obtained from these studies confirm its therapeutic value against diseases caused by various pain and fever.

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Author(s): HM Reza M Shohel Sadia B Aziz Farzana I Pinaz MF Uddin M AlAmin IN Khan Preeti Jain

Keywords

Cissampelos pareira, analgesic, antioxidant, antiinflammatory, antipyretic, carrageenan-induced paw edema, yeast

 
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