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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 168-171

Evaluation of Caesalpinia pulcherrima Linn. for anti-inflammatory and antiulcer activities


Department of Pharmacology, K. L. E. Society's College of Pharmacy, Bangalore - 560 010, Karnataka, India

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Vivek Sharma
Department of Pharmacology, K. L. E. Society's College of Pharmacy, Bangalore - 560 010, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7613.77354

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Objective : To evaluate the ethanolic and aqueous extracts of aerial parts of Caesalpinia pulcherrima (Linn.) Sw. for anti-inflammatory and antiulcer activities. Materials and Methods : Anti-inflammatory action of the ethanolic and aqueous extracts of C. pulcherrima (100 and 200 mg/kg b.w.) (CPE and CPA) were evaluated by cotton pellet granuloma models. Pylorus ligation and aspirin induced ulcer models were employed for evaluating antiulcer activity for both the extracts. Ulcerogenic potential of CP was also evaluated. Result : The ethanolic and aqueous extracts of C. pulcherrima significantly decreased (P<0.01) the granuloma tissue development. CPE and CPA at both the doses exhibited significant (P<0.01) antiulcer activity by decreasing the ulcer score in both the ulcer models and it was not ulcerogenic. Conclusion : The ethanolic and aqueous extracts of aerial parts of C. pulcherrima (CPE and CPA) possess significant anti-inflammatory and antiulcer activities.






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