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Antiinflammatory activity of some medicinal plant extracts form Venezuela.

Six medicinal plant extracts from Venezuela, used in traditional medicine, were investigated for their anti-inflammatory potential against adjuvant-carrageenan-induced inflammation (ACII). All doses expressed here are equivalents of dried starting plant materials (1.50 g dry plant/kg body wt.). The most interesting plant extracts were Synedrella nodiflora, and the hexane leaf extract of Bursera simaruba. In ACII, orally administered extracts (at doses 40 and 80 mg/kg, respectively), inhibited both the acute and chronic phases of this experimental model of inflammation, mainly the chronic phase. These extracts exhibited potent anti-inflammatory activity daily throughout the experiment, and were as effective as reference drugs, phenylbutazone (80 mg/kg) and indomethacin (3 mg/kg).[1]


  1. Antiinflammatory activity of some medicinal plant extracts form Venezuela. Abad, M.J., Bermejo, P., Carretero, E., Martínez-Acitores, C., Noguera, B., Villar, A. Journal of ethnopharmacology. (1996) [Pubmed]
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