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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 662--666

Screening of Ficus religiosa leaves fractions for analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities

Vishal Gulecha1, T Sivakumar3, Aman Upaganlawar2, Manoj Mahajan2, Chandrashekhar Upasani2 
1 Department of Pharmacology, SNJB'S SSDJ College of Pharmacy, Neminagar, Chandwad, Nashik;Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Nandha College of Pharmacy, Erode, Tamilnadu, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, SNJB'S SSDJ College of Pharmacy, Neminagar, Chandwad, Nashik, India

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Vishal Gulecha
Department of Pharmacology, SNJBSQS SSDJ College of Pharmacy, Neminagar, Chandwad, Nashik;Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Nandha College of Pharmacy, Erode, Tamilnadu
India

Objective : To evaluate the different fractions of dried leaves of Ficus religiosa Linn for analgesic and anti-inflammatory activity using different models of pain and inflammation Materials and Methods : The analgesic activity of F. religiosa carried out using acetic acid-induced writhing in mice and tail flick test in rats. The anti-inflammatory activity was evaluated using carrageenan-induced rat paw edema and cotton pellet-granuloma formation in rats. Five different fractions (FRI, FRII, FRIII, FRIV and FRV) of F. religiosa at the dose level of 20 and 40 mg/kg, p.o were tested. Results : The fraction FRI (40 mg/kg, p.o.) and FRIII (40 mg/kg, p.o) were found to be more effective (P<0.01) in preventing carrageenan induced rat paw edema, cotton pellet granuloma formation, and acetic acid induced writhing compared to the other fractions. FRI (20 mg/kg, p.o.) and FRIII (20 mg/kg, p.o.) were also found to be more effective in increasing latency period in tail flick method. Conclusion : Out of five different fractions of F. religiosa leaves tested, FRI and FRIII possess potent analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities against different models of inflammation and pain.


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Gulecha V, Sivakumar T, Upaganlawar A, Mahajan M, Upasani C. Screening of Ficus religiosa leaves fractions for analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities.Indian J Pharmacol 2011;43:662-666


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Gulecha V, Sivakumar T, Upaganlawar A, Mahajan M, Upasani C. Screening of Ficus religiosa leaves fractions for analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities. Indian J Pharmacol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 Sep 25 ];43:662-666
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